It occupied neighboring Lebanon for decades, turning Beirut into a puppet government.
Afghanistan has had puppet leaders before, rulers who served only the interests of foreign occupiers, whether British or Soviet.
One of the student leaders, Joshua Wong, was accused of being a puppet of the American government.
In 2006, Israel's Rechov Sumsum added Mahboub, an Arab-Israeli puppet who spoke both languages on the series.
And I don't think we can assume that she was some kind of Mitt puppet, since she's now been running the firm for two decades.
A Controller never did anything directly; their dirty work was done by someone else—a puppet under their mental control.
I am called Pharaoh, yet am but her puppet to carry out her decrees.
In these latter careful etchings the power of Cruikshank to inform a puppet with life, and keep it wooden still, is conspicuous.
That's not the sort of puppet we want to make out of Bob, eh?
His body was jerking like a puppet of a marionette display, actuated by unseen strings.
"doll moved by strings or wires" (later applied to puppets in glove form), 1530s, later form of Middle English popet "doll" (c.1300; cf. poppet), from Old French popette "little doll, puppet," diminutive of popee "doll, puppet" (13c., Modern French poupée), from Vulgar Latin *puppa, from Latin pupa "girl; doll" (see pupil (n.1)).
Metaphoric extension to "one whose actions are manipulated by another" first recorded 1540s (as poppet). Puppet show attested from 1650s, earlier puppet-play (1550s). Puppet government is attested from 1884 (in reference to Egypt).