Totalitarianism

Totalitarianism is total government control over all aspects of a person's life, public and private.

Asked in Politics and Government, History of Russia, Vladimir Lenin, Totalitarianism

Was Leon Trotsky a totalitarian?

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Yes, Trotsky was a totalitarian in the sense that he would permit no deviation from the Bolshevik/Communist plan for the country whether the people wanted it or not. Trotsky was every bit as ruthless and oppressive as Lenin was toward anyone who voiced opposition to the Party line.
Asked in Dictatorship, Totalitarianism

Why did the Russians accept the totalitarian rule of communist dictators?

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They were forced to. The Communists won the Russian Civil War (1918-1923), established a secret police force, and then murdered, tortured, or imprisoned anyone who defied their rule.
Asked in Political Theory, Communism, Totalitarianism

What is totalitarian communism?

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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. Socialism 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.
Asked in Government, Totalitarianism

How did totalitarian government controlled people's thoughts?

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I will use Hitler as an example. Germany was in an economic downturn. Hitler was a magnificent speaker who offered a reason for this occurring; he blamed the Jews. No one wants to hear that the problem with their country are their own so the German accepted this as an answer. Totalitarian leaders take over a little at a time, so they can earn the trust of the people and before you know it, you are believing that genocide is the only answer to heal your country's problems.
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What is a totalitarian government?

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The two main things of a totalitarian government are that: There is no opposition - There were no other political parties than the main government party. The government regulates as much of life as possible - The state controls freedom, will, and nearly all aspects of public and private life. The best example of a totalitarian government is the government under the Nazi regime during WWII. Hitler was a dictator; he had total command. Hitler ran a totalitarian government. The Nazi government ruled almost every aspect of life.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Politics and Government, Germany in WW2, Totalitarianism

What is a totalitarian state?

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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 courts, 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.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Psychology, Political Science, Totalitarianism

What are the key traits of a totalitarian state?

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The key traits of a totalitarian state are Ideology, Dynamic Leader, State control of individuals, Methods of Inforcement, Modern Technology, State Control of Society, Dictatorship, and One-party rule.
Asked in Dictatorship, Fascism, Totalitarianism

What is tyranny?

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With regards to governments, tyranny has a long historical record that even in modern times can be seen. And, of course when tyranny is practiced, it's never called by that term by the tyrants. Tyranny is also labeled by such terms as dictatorship, fascism or totalitarianism. A single leader or group of leaders imposes its will on the citizens of a nation, past nation and current ones too. Generally speaking these types of governments only allow one political party to exist (theirs) and impose economic, and political policies on their citizens. They may also restrict religious practices.
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What are the characteristics of a totalitarian state?

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Regulation of every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible.
Asked in Germany in WW2, Totalitarianism

Why did they establish a Nazi totalitarian state in Germany?

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During the Great Depression, people believed anything that sounded good. When Hitler came into power, he used two tactics. The first is that is voice caught people's ears, and the second was that Hitler had the Gestapo, and the Brown shirts (people named that protected Hitler that wore brown shirts), so any opposition was crushed, so finally that's how Hitler Established a totalitarian.
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What is the role of terror in a totalitarian state?

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they fight bad people and destroy monsters
Asked in Politics and Government, International Government, Adolf Hitler, Political Theory, Totalitarianism

What are examples of totalitarian countries?

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A totalitarian government is a country run with only one political party, like China, or North Korea. The government can prevent people from doing anything including leaving the country. Stalin lead a totalitarian government in Russia during the Cold War. Totalitarianisn can also mean that this country might be ruled by one person. In general, it means that one person or party holds absolute control. It generally means that the population is excluded from the political process, and any form of dissent is met with force. Answer Examples often cited include: Italy (1922-43/45) Soviet Union Nazi Germany One of the most important features of a totalitarianism is the overt politicization all a wide range of activities generally considered non-political, such as leisure. Another is intolerance and repression.
Asked in Germany in WW2, Adolf Hitler, Totalitarianism

What did Hitler do to make Germany a totalitarian state?

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Disbanded all other parties except the National Socialist Workers Party. (His Party) Made himself the one and only ruler of Germany by being both Chancellor and President, making him Fuhrer.
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What are some key ways totalitarian rulers keep their power?

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The key ways are police state, Russian propaganda, censorship, education, indoctrination, and religious persecution
Asked in Politics and Government, Definitions, Totalitarianism

What is a totalitarian oligarchy?

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government that controls all aspects of life by a group of people
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Politics and Government, Germany in WW2, Totalitarianism

Why and how totalitarian state to be unacceptable?

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The word 'totalitarian' as an adjective is comparatively new in English. It dates only from the 1920s. The earliest occurrence listed by OED2 is 1926. In that dictionary the meaning is given as "Of or pertaining to a system of government which tolerates only one political party, to which all other institutions are subordinated, and which usually demands the complete subservience of the individual to the State". The 1926 use was by B.B.Carter translating from the Italian: "Anti-Fascism..has, however, a positive sense if it is taken to represent an element antagonistic to the `totalitarian' and absolute position of Fascism." It is worth noting that the two concepts Totalitarianism and Fascism grew up together, more or less as the opposite ends of the political spectrum. 'Totalitarianism' has always been pejorative; 'Fascism' has certainly become so since WW2. Originally Fascism was the name adopted by Mussolini's party in Italy in 1921 I think. In Italian, the word 'fascio' simply means 'bundle' or 'political group' according to COED10, so it is merely descriptive of how the party was put together. You might already have worked out that 'Totalitarian' came from the Italian too, so we have Italy to thank for both words. But let us get back to your question, which asked for a reason that Totalitarianism was considered bad. The answer is simply that the word itself was coined by somebody who apparently thought Communism bad. Communists would not have called their state bad, and so would not have used the word 'Totalitarian' to describe it. And so it is today. If you are a Communist, you will not use the word. If you hate Communism, or wish to denigrate it, you will call it Totalitarian. The word merely expresses an opinion. Of course, that opinion is becoming more and more widely held. I can understand your need to ask that question today, whatever the colour of your politics.
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Why is North Korea a totalitarian government?

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (commonly known as North Korea) is officially a single-party military dictating Juche republic, which is incorrectly colloquiallized with totalitarianism and communism, even though most Western and European media recognize the nation as a totalitarian state. North Korean dictatorship began in its early stages after the defeat of Japan in World War II, which ended its 35-year hold on Korea as a colony. The removal of Japanese presence allowed the United States and the Soviet Union to temporarily hold control of parts of Korea. The United States occupied the south and the Soviet Union occupied the north. An agreement was made to make the 38th parallel the dividing point. With mistrust growing rapidly between the United States and the Soviet Union, tensions also appeared between the Koreans. In 1947, the United States presented the problem to the United Nations, who decided to split Korea into North Korea and South Korea at the 38th parallel. At this point, the Soviet Union still held parental control over North Korea. The North Korean political system was heavily influenced by the Soviet presence and its communist government. In 1948, the Soviet Union officially withdrew from North Korea. Kim Il-sung, a Korean communist supporter, officially founded North Korea the same year the Soviet Union withdrew and led the nation as the Prime Minister from 1948 until 1972, when the Socialist Constitution of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was written. During the 1950s, Kim Il-sung was seen as an orthodox communist leader and openly praised Stalin and Soviet Communism. However, he sided with the People's Republic of China during the Sino-Soviet split, opposing the reforms brought by Nikita Khrushchev, whom he believed was acting in opposition to communism. Kim Il-sung soon distanced himself from Stalin and the Soviet Union and began reforming North Korea to his own tastes. This began the North Korean totalitarian government that is recognized today. After Kim Il-sung died on July 8, 1994 he was given the title of "Eternal President of the Republic". The position of President remains exclusively to Kim Il-sung incumbent. His son, Kim Jong-il, is the de facto head of North Korea and rules with a miltary dictatorship.
Asked in Politics and Government, Totalitarianism

Totalitarian governments are characterized by the?

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Government control of newspapers, radio, and television
Asked in Germany in WW2, Totalitarianism

What is the difference between a totalitarian government and a democracy?

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Totalitarianism (or totalitarian rule) is a concept used to describe political systems where a state regulates nearly every aspect of public and private life..Democracy is a form of government in which power is held by people under a free electoral system.
Asked in Politics and Government, Discrimination, Totalitarianism

Is it possible to have women totalitarian leaders?

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It has never been possible before in history. Today, totalitarianism is impossible.
Asked in Government, Totalitarianism

What where the four methods of control used by the totalitarian government?

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police terror indoctrination censorship persecution Source: http://fc.rsu24.org/~avantine/FOV1-0002255E/2%20Tolitarianism%20Case%20Study%20Stalinist%20Russia%2030%202.pdf?Plugin=Loft

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