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Negative ConnotationPlay
Used to describe negative or oppressive political systems; think of suppression of freedom. SlideHis latest book illustrates the bleak life under a totalitarian regime.
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Absence of DebatePlay
Associated with the lack of political debate or opposition -- everyone must agree. SlideIn a totalitarian state, questioning the leader's decisions is not tolerated.
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Historical ContextPlay
Often linked with historical dictatorships; helps to understand past and present regimes. SlideThe class studied how totalitarian governments rose to power during the 20th century.