Totalitarian State


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Totalitarian State

 

an imperialist, authoritarian, bourgeois state exercising total centralized control over all aspects of society. Totalitarian states and regimes are characterized by their control of all legal organizations and their use of discretionary powers not limited by law; also characteristic of such states and regimes are the suppression of democratic organizations, the abolition of constitutional rights and freedoms, the militarization of society, and the repression of progressive forces and differing viewpoints. Fascist Germany and Italy were totalitarian states.

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The Foreign Office said it spent PS287.33 on buying the rights for the event in the totalitarian state's capital.
Think, for example, of the highly political decisions the Christian has constantly to make in the totalitarian state, of the crises of conscience these decisions entail, and the pastoral obligation they impose upon the Church.
Sometimes the textbook critiques can seem just a little too "intellectual", hence we start this special feature with the story of Georgi Saraivanov to give a human face to the "little man" violated by the totalitarian state. The Sofia Echo's other three other interviewees, former Bulgarian president Zhelyu Zelev, Egyptian political scientist Said Sadek and keeper of Stasi archives Joachim Forster, offer signposts to the future.
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A totalitarian state where the only public display is drab military parades demonstrating might, or a lawless land where the strong take what they want, or a presidency under some drab politician?
In a totalitarian state, freedom of speech is usually first to go.
Summary: Marrakech - HM King Mohammed VI said that the current financial and economic crisis showed that the state needs to resume its strategic role, not as a totalitarian state, but as a modern regulator, a role overshadowed by the great strides made by liberal economic thinking.
Others, however, want this country to be a totalitarian state ruled by Islam, which wages all kinds of needless wars," Gemayel said, indirectly criticizing Hizbullah's military presence in the country.
Brian Smith's "Beyond Totalitarianism: Hannah Arendt and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World' provides wonderful insight into the manner in which Huxley's Brave New World departs significantly from a properly totalitarian State. One of the main differences lies in the use and purpose of political violence.
This state of affairs is proof positive that Canada is now, in some regards, already a totalitarian state. The Human Rights Commission and Tribunals, both Provincial and Federal, simply through sheer political power, think they can trump natural law ethics and the Judeo-Christian tradition.
Whether it is the middle-aged junk dealer who manages to form a human connection with aliens just before they leave of a lonely father in the middle of a decaying totalitarian state, Doctorow's viewpoint character is always the single best choice to show us how these possible futures resonate with the same loves, anxieties, and hopes of the present.
They know that the first thing a totalitarian state does is spy on its citizens.