What is the Meaning & Definition of totalitarianism


The concept of totalitarianism is applied to certain political systems that have existed throughout human history based on an authoritarian power and total (just hence comes its name) that does not lead to the opposition and allegations about the presence of a party or unique political structure. The examples more clear and evident of totalitarianism have been the carried out by Hitler in the Germany nazi, Mussolini in Italy and by Stalin in the Soviet Union although many other regions of the world remain still governed by totalitarian regimes.
Totalitarianism is established as a form of power based on the idea of limiting access to hierarchies of power and political to a single party or a single ideological structure. Thus, totalitarianism grows on all branches of the State and of political participation, overriding objections and any way that differs from the central ideology. For this political structure, the three powers (legislative, Executive and judiciary) are under the hands of a single person or a small dome of people who act with authoritarian interests.
However, totalitarianism is not only a form of political power structure. Totalitarianism is a system that unfolds at the social, cultural and economic level since one of its main objectives is to control all aspects of the life of a community. So is the limit or cancellation of many of the features of a State of democracy political and social freedoms (such as elections, move freely, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, etc.). In addition, totalitarianism works especially from the development of an ideological machine that lowers a type of culture or only symbolic representations must be consumed by force by the inhabitants of the territory in order to prevent arising opposite or different positions at the heart of the community.
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