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Unformatted text preview: democracy is possible. Totalitarian governments are also authoritarian, but unlike authoritarian governments, totalitarian governments tolerate no opposition to their rule. In order to ensure total acquiescence of the population, totalitarian governments use modern techniques of indoctrination and surveillance of the population. The Nazi's as well as the governments of North Korea represent examples of totalitarian governments. These societies are characterized by elaborate ideologies that cover every phrase of the individuals life; a single political party; that is identical with the government, widespread use of intimidation; complete control of the mass media; monopoly control of weaponry and armed forces; and direction of the economy by the state bureaucracy (Robertson, 1989:334). Oligarchy The rule of a few. See Michels (1962)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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