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totalitarianism

noun to·tal·i·tar·i·an·ism \(ˌ)tō-ˌta-lə-ˈter-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of TOTALITARIANISM

1
:  centralized control by an autocratic authority
2
:  the political concept that the citizen should be totally subject to an absolute state authority

Examples of TOTALITARIANISM

  1. <in times of crisis, when a nation's people are frightened, there are often calls for totalitarianism>

First Known Use of TOTALITARIANISM

1926

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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