Totalitarianism is a term for political systems where the state controls people’s lives allowing them hardly any freedom. The totalitarian regime controls propaganda and brainwashes the people. The conservative media aren't quite as bad. The totalitarian state demands that people agree with the leaders in every important respect. Those who resist brainwashing and tell others why the regime is wrong risk being tortured and killed, sometimes together with their families. The population is under constant surveillance to keep them in line. See also Terror state.

Examples of Totalitarian regimes

The above 3 are now democratic and Czechoslovakia divided in 1993 into 2 countries after the majority voted for the separation in a referendum. - Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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Repressive regimes

The most repressive regimes in the world today are:

  1. Burma (Myanmar)
  2. Cuba
  3. Libya
  4. North Korea
  5. Somalia
  6. Sudan
  7. Turkmenistan
  8. Uzbekistan
  9. Chechnya
  10. Tibet [2]

Fictional, Satirical or "Alternate-Reality" Examples