What are totalitarian governments?

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, where 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.