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What is the definition of totalitarianism?

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2017-05-04 09:32:01

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 the 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.

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