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Six Characteristics of Totalitarianism

Totalitarianism is absolute power used cruelly or unjustly. This type of

government was used a lot in the 20th century. One out of the six ways that

totalitarianism was shown was by propaganda. Hitler used it on such ways as: waving

flags, marching, speeches, pictures with little girls, the Olympics, and saying to his

people, “You are special.” Stalin on the other hand used: Posters/pictures, marching,

being charismic, being generally nice, and also taking pictures with small girls.

The second way totalitarianism was shown was by the use of secret police. Hitler,

in this case, used storm troopers, and killed off his friends. Stalin, took leadership

quickly. He also murdered his friends. He stated, “No man, no problem.” He arranged

accidents, and arrested everyone, including family.

The third way totalitarianism was shown was by the dictators emphasis on the

goals of the state. Hitler wanted to take Germany to a new level. He quoted, “The

survival of our race.” The only thing that Stalin said was, “No man, no problem.”

The fourth way that totalitarianism was shown was that the state controlled every

aspect of life. For Hitler, he made the trains go on time. He ended unemployment. And

he put together an Olympic team. For Stalin, he was overprotective. He said that his son

couldn’t shoot straight. He had his daughters first boyfriend arrested. But his wife finally

committed suicide. She couldn’t handle it anymore.

The 5th way that totalitarianism was classified was that the government was

maintained by force and not accountable to the people for its actions. Hitler did

everything himself and moved his own troops. Stalin took his leadership quickly,

arrested everyone, and signed the nonaggression pact.

The 6th and…...

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