What is Totalitarianism?Totalitarianism is a political system where the state recognizesno limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect ofof public and private life whenever feasible.
Think of it this way...In a totalitarian government, the attitude is something like, “Ifyou don’t do what we say, we’ll shoot you.”
Some countries who wereunder a totalitarian orsimilar government... Soviet Union 1928 - 1991 Broke into 15 separate countries Joseph Stalin (right) industrialized the Soviet Union, and was in charge during WWII.
ItalyItaly1919 - 1945Went back to its original government at the end of WWIIBenito Moussolini was a major contributor to fascism, which wasItaly’s version of totalitarianism.
Germany1925 - 1945Adolf Hitler ran Nazi Germany, turning it into a securetotalitarian government which people found security in after themessy years after WWI.At the end of WWII, Germany went back to its originalgovernment.
Japan1938- 1944Hideki Tojo was mostly in charge of this movement.Japan’s government, by this time, had taken on some verytotalitarian aspects.This ended in 1944, after Japan surrendered in WWII.
Currently...North Korea is a totalitarian government.
In the U.S.The U.S. is a free country,as of now. The Constitution forbidsnearly all aspects of totalitarianism.