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Totalitarianism is any political system in which a citizen is totally subject to a governing authority in all aspects of day-to-day life.
Ocker wrote:Fascism is totalitarian.
Totalitarianism isn't really an ideology, rather a broad term describing forms of rigid governing.Totalitarianism is any political system in which a citizen is totally subject to a governing authority in all aspects of day-to-day life.
Jesse wrote:I would say that fascism is tainted by a love of the archaic - leader worship, militarism, mysticisim, even, to a certain extent. Totalitarianism is far more precise, scientific and modern - its abilities to control the minutae of every living person's life are much greater than simple drum-banging and marching that fascism uses.
No, I think fascism isn't totalitarianism, but because in history the have been closely aligned people think so. Fascism needs totalitiarianism to succeed in inflicting its ridiculous concepts on all aspects of society.
Napuljun wrote:Fascism is totalinarism becuase fascism is the prosperity of the nation at the expense of the indivdual. This can only happen with a totalinarian system.
Exactly - just like Soviet Communism, any ideology that places the needs of the many before the needs of the few becomes, with time and committment, totalitarian.
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