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Assignment #5 What is Totalitarianism According to Dictionary of Public Administrations a totalitarian government is a "modern autocratic government in which the state involves itself in all facets of society, including the daily life of its citizens" One person or an elite few who share similar views are usually in charge of the state and impose their totalitarian views upon the citizens. During the 20 th century, we have been aware of the presence of totalitarian states such as: Nazi Germany under Hitler, the Soviet Union under Stalin, Fascist Italy under Mussolini. Despite the differences amid totalitarian states, there are several characteristics that they have in common, the two most significant being one ideology that addresses all parts of life and one party led by a dictator. The governing party is generally concerned with what goes on in the lives of the civilians, including their personal lives. The party therefore monitors mass communications and controls all of the
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