Where is the power in an totalitarianism?
a totalitarian holds absolute power over the people. it is very similar to a dictatorshipin that it governs every aspect of people's lives
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Totalitarianism: A single, dominant governing elite of all organized political, economic, social and cultural activities in a country by means of a single-party monopoly of power, including police repression, rigorous censorship of the mass media, centralized state planning and administration of th…e economy, and pervasive propaganda to inculcate the principles of the obligatory official ideology. The term is commonly applied both to fascist regimes and communist regimes, and occasionally by extension to other exotic cultsi. (MORE)
Answer . A state in which the government controls every aspect of public and private life.; Existed in Germany, Italy, and the Soviet Union. A totalitarian state is one in which all systems of government are controlled by a central power. A dictorship and a party will control the law cou…rts, the police, the media and the government. All freedoms wil be denied. In essence, totalitarianism means total control of a people by one individual and the government it has created. (MORE)
1 of the defitions of totalitarian is: of or pertaining to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life. Another defition is relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and …requires complete subservience to the state. This mean that the government is in complete control of the country. (MORE)
Answer 1 Totalitarianism is a term employed by some political scientists,especially those in the field of comparative politics, to describemodern regimes in which the state regulates nearly every aspect ofpublic and private behavior. The most influential scholars of totalitarianism, such as KarlPo…pper, Hannah Arendt, Carl Friedrich, Zbigniew Brzezinski, andJuan Linz have each described totalitarianism in a slightlydifferent way. Common to all definitions is the attempt to mobilizeentire populations in support of the official state ideology, andthe intolerance of activities which are not directed towards thegoals of the state, entailing repression or state control ofbusiness, labor unions, churches or political parties. Totalitarianregimes or movements maintain themselves in political power bymeans of secret police, propaganda disseminated through thestate-controlled mass media, personality cult, regulation andrestriction of free discussion and criticism, single-party state,the use of mass surveillance, and widespread use of terror tactics. Critics of the concept say that the term lacks explanatory power.They argue that governments which may be classified as totalitarianoften lack characteristics said to be associated with the term.They may not be as monolithic as they appear from the outside, ifthey incorporate several groups, such as the army, politicalleaders, industrialists, which compete for power and influence. Inthis sense, these regimes may exhibit pluralism through theinvolvement of several groups in the political process. Answer 2 Generally speaking, a totalitarian government is one that has totalpower over its citizens. Such a regime can have several names,ranging from fascism, to an absolute monarchy, an oligarchy or acommunist dictatorship. These terms do not always fit each case, but are representative oftotalitarianism. Other characteristics of a totalitarian regime are one party rule,the denial of free speech, persecution of any groups attempting tobring about some freedoms, and general cruelty and disregard ofhuman rights. Answer 3 The state controls all aspects of society. (MORE)
It is a system of governance in which just one political party is allowed, and that one party totally controls the lives of its citizens. Dissent is not allowed, and protest is severely punished. Some examples of totalitarian rule are Stalinism, Eastern European Socialism (which was the prevailing s…ystem in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia and Communism in the the Soviet Union until 1989), and of course, Nazism under Adolph Hitler. There are also modern rules who have ruled in a totalitarian style-- such rulers are usually autocratic dictators like Cambodia's Pol Pot or Iraq's Saddam Hussein. China, North Korea and Cuba are also totalitarian states -at present. one political group having complete control of the government (MORE)
Italy was the country where totalitarianism started. The fascistcountry brought this new type of government to light in 1923.
It is a form of government in which the leaders use complete power over nearly every aspect of human affairs. Authoritarianism and totalitarianism are alike because both are dictatorships, but totalitarian government is more extreme.
It means exercising control over the freedom, will, or thought of others. Synonyms are authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, or tyrannical.
Stalin was a totalitarian, because he maneuvered himself into total control of the government by use of terror and fear. He controlled the secret police and the Politburo of the Communist Party and by that he effectively controlled everything. He permitted no political opposition, ignored laws when …he wanted to and essentially imposed his personal will on the country. (MORE)
European totalitarianism (such as Nazism, Communism, and Fascism) began as a result of the Great Depression. The Depression had many country's citizens desperate for a solution to their economic problems, and followed the extreme socialist leaders who promised restoration. These leaders became dic…tators who took advantage of their power and their people's support to create totalitarian governments. (MORE)
A government that has total power over its citizens. usually one ruler but can be an oligarchy or just a group on meanies. like in Russia's communist government. NOt a democracy.
no, it basically means that the government would control both your public and personal life
A communist government is a social systemcharacterized by the absence of social classes, and is completely Socialist, thus having poor quality health care for it's citizens. Socialism is basically when the Government starts to take over and control big businesses and the health care industry. Social…ism is the material base for communism. The communist government has failed every where it was tried but is still used in some countries, China for example. Totalitarianism is when there is one person in charge of a country (dictator) and they rule with complete power over the country. so basically totalitarian communism is a badly run government system that can't provide for it's citizens and has one person in charge of the entire countries operations whether the citizens like it or not. and is completely irreversible unless the person in charge wants to go through the hassle of reversing it, which has never and will never happen. The totalitarian leader serves a term of however long he or she wants and can appoint the next person in charge without any election. (MORE)
A totalitarian society, such as Hitler's Germany and Stalinist Russia, is one in which the state controls all aspects of life and the state usually has ubuquitous authoritative power over the nation.
What was one reason that totalitarian dictatorships gained power in Europe between World War 1 and World War 2?
Germany was defeated in the first world war, and were suffering from a rather bad economic depression, as their industry had been systematically dismantled after the war. With the promises of glory and power Hitler exposed he managed to convince the majority of the German people to follow him. In R…ussia, the communist ideal quickly crumbled through intrigue and assassination, as the new regime was paranoid that its control over the country was tenuous and so quickly fell into political fear. (MORE)
A totalitarian state is one in which the government exercises complete control over everyday life of its people.
Totalitarianism is a political system where the state recognizes no limits to its authority, and works to regulate every aspect of public and private life. Totalitarianism emerged in the twentieth century because the means for total social control did not exist before that time. These systems move…d beyond authoritarian control. They attempted to mould citizens into a certain desirable type, whether they be proletarian labourer or pure Aryan (as in the case of Stalin's Russia, and Hitlers Germany). The use of State ideology, secret police, state controlled media, freedom of movement and a single party state are tools of a Totalitarian state. (MORE)
Totalitarian regime is a form of government in which the nation's government has total control over the people. The citizens have no rights to vote/elect for officials or new governmental laws.
Two nations in the world who have totalitarian regimes are NorthKorea and Myanmar (Burma). Both nations have repressive governmentsthat allow citizen few if any rights.
It seems like, to Hobbes, that state can do no wrong in regards to ruling society. So meybz and probz. His social philosophy is regarded as the forerunner to totalitarianism.
A totalitarian government is one with absolute power over the economy, government, and society. This means elections, market policy, and religious or social policy will be fused directly to the state's wishes, thus giving the people no freedom at all. This differs from the authoritarian model, wher…e the government controls elections but does not intervene in the markets or attempt to disrupt the country's culture. Mussolini's Italy was totalitarian like Stalin's Soviet Union, but Pinochet and Franco were authoritarians. (MORE)
Most Communist countries are a totalitarian government. This includes North Korea, Vietnam, and China. Also, I think the country of Libya follows a dictatorship, but is not communist.
to gain total control of the desired contry. This is usually done through propaganda and violence
Totalitarianism refering to a totalitarian state is a one party state in which each person is supposed to work towards the good of state, much like the aim of Stalin's USSR, or the Nazi's Germany.
Yes. Sparta was a totalitarian state. Every Spartan had no choice, from cradle to grave, on what they were allowed to do. The government controlled every aspect of their life and fed them their ideals on bravery and strength.
Totalitarianism has alot to do with the Holocaust. Hitler used the power of controlling all the media to blame all misfortune that came onto Germany, on the Jewish. If something went wrong, blame it on the Jews. This provided a scapegoat for Hitler, so he could come into power and 'cleanse' Germany… of the Jews. Even Books were published on how Jewish people were the "poison mushroom tainting Germany." He used the fact that he controlled everything to his advantage. (MORE)
Nazi Germany: The weakness of democratic institutions and the economic turmoil by the Treaty of Versailles and the Great Depression in the Weimar Republic of Germany opened the doors for the Nazis under Adolf Hitler to come to power----basically through a democratic election. Soviet Union: The auth…oritarian monarchy of the Czarist Russia was cruel and unjust on Russia's poor people, and that galvanize a revolution under VI Lenin. WWI brought the weakness of the Czarist regime and when the February Revolution occured, where hundreds of Russians in St. Petersburg were gunned down by the Czar's Imperial Guards, the Czarist regime ended and opened a power vacuum for Lenin to takeover after the overthrow of the weak provisional government. Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union were Europe's two big totalitarian twins, while all other totalitarian governments were basically propped up either by Soviet or Nazi occupation or through Communist-led post-WWII liberation as in the case in Yugoslavia and Albania. (MORE)
The rise of totalitarianism happens during the Great Depression and before WWII. The governments associated are fascism, communism, the Nazi Party, and socialism. It is the rise of governments with dictators.
the world will end 2018 i had a dream that my mom died at age 58 shes 51 it's now 2011 that means when she turns 58 it will be 2018 i had another dream that she died that year at that age when she turned 58 because the world sucked her in.
In a totalitarian government it is a group of people or a singlepolitical party that take control of every aspect of the lives ofthe people they govern. This type of government no longerrecognizes the views or beliefs of any other group or politicalparty.
Back in the early-mid 1900's (circa WWII), Soviet Russia practiced the idea of Totalitarianism. *Read Animal Farm if you haven't already. It's a satire about the rule of Russia when they were in this time period.
There are presently a number of totalitarian states on Earth; the most extreme example is that of North Korea. Burma (also known as Myanmar) is also notable for its totalitarianism, as are several other nations including China, Libya, Syria, etc.
Dictators were able to rise to power easily during the 1930s because of the recent World War and a world-wide depression. Many people were seeking economic stability, a surplus of food, a strong leader to help them, and some national pride. This is just what dictators like Hitler, Stalin, and Tojo o…ffered. (MORE)
who is the leader in a totalitarian state and how did they get thrie power?
What was one reason the totalitarian dictatorships gained power in Europe between world war 1 and world war 2?
Because the government that they had before was ineffective at solving the problems that were at hand, therefore the people panicked, and flocked to the government that promised for better economy (Dictatorship).
In totalitarianism, one faction/group/party/class etc claims complete control over all parts of people's public and private lives. Traits of this environment include: 1) all-embracing ideology 2) propaganda 3) single group that controls all of state 4) restriction of free speech or criticism… 5) mass surveillance 5) state terrorism Hope this helps! (MORE)
Why do you think the totalitarian rulers hold on to their power so effectively if large numbers of the population are against it?
Having control of the military and police helps. Controlling the countries' politics and press aids in keeping power. Having a good hiding place keeps you alive longer.
Some of the key elements of a totalitarian state are complete suppression of speech and criticism against the government and its individual leaders. Leaders in a totalitarian state try to maintain a level of fear among the populace as a way to ensure that they don't have the urge to press for change…s. (MORE)
A totalitarian dictator does anything he wants to do. There is no check or balance in that sort of government.
A Totalitarian society is one is which a dictator rules people who are subjects ( lower than the leader in either wealth or power). A workplace can be considered totalitarian because there is always a boss who makes the final decisions and whatever the boss says goes, and because there are always …people working under the boss. However, you could also make this analogy with other positions like say a student and a teacher. Those who hold higher power are obeyed by those who are in a lesser power, just like if a teacher told a class they were getting a test no matter how hard the class complained the teacher could still enforce an exam. (MORE)
Isolation from the rest of the world - most notably in Albania, which was a totally closed society under Enver Hoxcha for more than 40 years.
How is Mussolini's rise to power and totalitarian state in Italy to that of Hitler's rise to power and totalitarian state in Germany?
Both, like most of the world then and now, was developing aneconomic depression from hordes of excess labor undercutting wagesand depleting resources. Overpopulation was not under controlanywhere then and the world had overwhelmed the currenttechnology's ability to access sufficient resources for th…eexpanding hordes of people. So it was once again time for the mostdesperate to attack neighbors and take their land and resources. WWI had slaughtered some excess people but its stagnant trenchwarfare did almost nothing to acquire more useful land for anyone. The people of Italy, Spain, and Germany became interested inMarxist international socialist and fascist national socialistpolicies in their growing desperation. Because thenationalsocialists promised to protect national industries and its jobsagainst foreign competition undercutting them, they won thecompetition between the two radical socialist philosophies. Italy's Mussolini developed the fascist "corporatist" nationalsocialist structure. It was a more efficient shallow bureaucraticsystem that "incorporated" each industry under a single governmentbureau that controlled it. Spain and Germany copied Italy's model. Italy's economy startedimproving and it began more conquests south into Africa and eastinto the Balkans to feed it. Spain became mired with a war againstits Marxists who were raging jealous against the nationalsocialist's popularity "stealing" their proletariat from them.Communists from other countries, including the US, entered Spain tohelp their communists. The German national socialists sided withFranco, Spain's fascist leader, and helped defeat the communists ina fierce civil war made famous by writers like Hemingway. Germany was the most successful with the system. It was well suitedto the traditional German culture's stricter discipline andsocialist origins (according to Marx). Their economy improved mostrapidly and the world was fascinated at it's initial success untilit began its conquest for the land needed by it's expandingpopulation. LIke Greece, Rome, and France before it, it decided totake so much as it could, not just what it needed for the immediatefuture. The rest is history you should already know. (MORE)
The adjective totalitarian describes a form of government in which the government asserts its authority over every aspect of life, and there are no limitations on what the government is allowed to do.
Is a type of government in which those in leadership have little or no power over the general population Communism Pluralism Anarchism Totalitarianism?
Communism and anarchism have no control over their population, simply because in a communist society (anarchism has the same goal: communist society) there is no state as we know it. On the other hand the governing bodies of this society are the councils of all people in an area, so you could say pe…ople have complete control here over themselves. Totalitarianism has a goal of total control but I cannot comment on pluralism. (MORE)
Dictators will always do the following: 1) CONTROL THE PRESS (MEDIA): They don't want the people to knowwhat is going on outside their borders, and the people get thegovernment's spin on all matters. Control the press (and media),control the minds of the people. 2) SEIZE THE INTELLIGENCIA: The inte…llectually elite will shareideas, and dictatorships hate a thinking people. 3) SECRET POLICE: The Secret Police are the key to a dictatorship.They are the ones who keep the local people affraid, who willcultivate the neighborhood spies who report on those speaking outagainst the government. The Secret Police will then make a show ofarresting the subversive, which will make others think twice aboutspeaking out aganist the government. 4) MILITARY BUY IN: Without the "Buy In" of the Military, adictatorship is doomed. The dictator must keep them happy and makesure they will enforce then dictator's policies, as well asbrutally put down any revolts. The Military can't have a consious,but follwo their leadership's orders. (MORE)
In totalitarianism the people and government are controlled by acentral body or dictator (tyrant etc) without input from thepublic. The antonym would be a direct democracy where the peoplevote on issues directly without representatives in parliament orsenate (representative democracy). Chaotic forms… of government suchas Anarchism (no rules at all) would be another potential acronym. (MORE)
Totalitarianism is a concept used by some political scientists.These scientists tells about the political system.
Fascist totalitarian leaders did not gain power during WWII. They came to power before the war. It was largely their actions once in power that resulted in that war.
Major powers responded to totalitarian governments like Germany toavoid war by signing agreements such as the Munich Agreement.
A Totalitarian government is one in which the states controlseverything in society. This includes public and private life of itscitizens.