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Running Head: TYPOLOGIES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF TERRORISMTypologies and Characteristics of TerrorismJacquelynn GanleyColumbia Southern University
Running Head: TYPOLOGIES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF TERRORISM2Three major typologies of terrorism are: state terrorism, state-enabled terrorism and state sponsored terrorism. State terrorism is when a government uses terrorism against its own people. State terrorism may also be used against the people that visit those countries. The purpose of this type of terrorism “is to repress or instill fear in citizens and sometimes visitors” (Taylor & Swanson, 2016). Totalitarian states will often use this form of terrorism. Some of the most famous of the totalitarian leaders are Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Both of these leaders committed mass genocide against their own people. In Hitler’s case he took mass genocide well beyond the borders of his country. Committing these atrocities in numerous countries that he invaded and terrorized for years during WWII. Some people argue that this form of terrorism is not terrorism at all. State-enabled terrorism is a form of terrorism where a government may not provide support to an organization but allows others to support it instead. This form of terrorism