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totalitarianism

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a system of government in which the ruler has unlimited power
  • in times of crisis, when a nation's people are frightened, there are often calls for totalitarianism

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The first known use of totalitarianism was in 1926

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“Totalitarianism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/totalitarianism. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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