Camarilla

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A camarilla is a group of courtiers or favourites who surround a king or ruler.wikipedia
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Courtier

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A camarilla is a group of courtiers or favourites who surround a king or ruler.
Those personal favourites without business around the monarch, sometimes called the camarilla, were also considered courtiers.

Ferdinand VII of Spain

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It was first used of the circle of cronies around Spanish King Ferdinand VII (reigned 1814-1833).
Ferdinand's restored autocracy was guided by a small camarilla of his favorites, although his government seemed unstable.

Oskar von Hindenburg

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In a meeting with the "camarilla" around Franz von Papen and State Secretary Otto Meissner on 22 January 1933, Oskar von Hindenburg, who like his father had long been opposed to making Hitler chancellor, was persuaded to support the plan to have Hitler appointed but having von Papen control him from behind the scenes as Vice-Chancellor.

Max Auschnitt

In tandem, he joined a camarilla formed around King Carol II, constantly bribing him and his mistress, Elena Lupescu.

Aristide Blank

Emerging as Carol's economic adviser, Blank joined the resulting camarilla, an affiliation which shielded him from the consequences of BMB mismanagement.

Kurt von Schleicher

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Together with Hindenburg's son, Major Oskar von Hindenburg, Otto Meißner, and General Wilhelm Groener, Schleicher was a leading member of the Kamarilla that surrounded President von Hindenburg.

Ernest Urdărianu

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Urdăreanu was part of the so-called camarilla around the King, which consisted of the King's mistress Elena ('Magda') Lupescu, the wealthy industrialists Nicolae Malaxa, Max Auschnitt, Aristide Blank and others.

Paul von Hindenburg

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In particular, two groups are called camarillas: those who surrounded the Emperor Wilhelm II and the President Paul von Hindenburg.

Otto Meissner

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As member of the "camarilla", Meissner was certainly no small influence as State Secretary, due to his close relations with president Paul von Hindenburg.

Nicolae Malaxa

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Together with Aristide Blank and Max Auschnitt, he was one of the major businessmen present in the king's camarilla (see National Renaissance Front); such political connections also implied that his success was partly ensured by preferential deals agreed with the state, and in some cases by the placement of inferior products on a captive market.

Royal court

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Usually, they do not hold any office or have any official authority at the royal court but influence their ruler behind the scenes.
These courtiers included the monarch or noble's camarilla and retinue, household, nobility, those with court appointments, bodyguard, and may also include emissaries from other kingdoms or visitors to the court.

Gabriel Marinescu

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Marinescu thus became a founding member of the royal camarilla.

Vampire: The Masquerade

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At the White Wolf Camarilla meeting in October 2009 it was decided to re-support this game system both in the official Camarilla fan club and outside to Table Top players.

King

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A camarilla is a group of courtiers or favourites who surround a king or ruler.

Power behind the throne

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Usually, they do not hold any office or have any official authority at the royal court but influence their ruler behind the scenes.

Cronyism

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The term involves what is known as cronyism.

German language

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The term also entered other languages like the German and Greek, and is used in the sense given above.

Greek language

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The term also entered other languages like the German and Greek, and is used in the sense given above.

Kitchen Cabinet

A similar concept in modern politics is that of a Kitchen Cabinet, which is often composed of unelected advisers bypassing traditional governance practices.

Wilhelm II, German Emperor

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In particular, two groups are called camarillas: those who surrounded the Emperor Wilhelm II and the President Paul von Hindenburg.

Barbu Știrbey

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*Barbu Ştirbey, prince and lover of the queen