Related to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life. It is also like a dictatorship.

Pros and Cons

1.) They have the power to change the the laws, economy, and everything to make a country better,

2.) They can also make the people proud of their government and country.

1.) All of the media and communication is controlled by the government.

2.) The people are not aloud to think or do what they want.


"The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The doctrine of the blank slate... is a totalitarian's dream."

Steven Pinker

"Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff."

Stephen Harper

Countries that use it.

North Korea and China

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