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A system of government in which the people have virtually no authority and the state wields absolute control, for example, a dictatorship.
Totalitarianism is a political structure that involves the population of a country being entirely subject to the government’s absolute authority in pursuing its goals.
In totalitarian countries, the government does not permit its people to partake in political decision making.
To a larger extent, however, and theoretically, Totalitarianism aims to remove individual freedom and seeks to subordinate all aspects of an individuals life into the authority of the state.
Totalitarianism is typically regarded as the most extreme and complete form of authoritarianism.
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This glossary post was last updated: 4th April, 2020