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Totalitarianism is a political ideology which dictates the supremacy of the state over the individual freedoms of its citizens. A totalitarian state usually requires a defining ideology with which to justify its appropriation of the levers of power: Left-wing Anti-Semitism was the driving force behind Nazism; Communism in the cases of the Soviet Union and China, Progressivism in Cuba[2] and North Korea;[3] and Islam in the case of a theocracy such as Iran. Other examples include Saparmurat Niyazov's regime in Turkmenistan. China offers an example of a totalitarian regime that has embraced state-run capitalism whilst retaining a socialist bureaucracy and power structure. In the United States, the Biden junta was America's first totalitarian regime. One of the junta's first acts was to execute a warrant on former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani who led challenges to the integrity of the 2020 presidential election.[4]

Such states are characterized by the extent of their subversion of the rule of law, with the police and judiciary acting as direct instruments of control and providing no meaningful check or balance upon the ruling elite. Media outlets are subordinated to faithful promotion of the defining ideology and, as the state matures, this tends to be reinforced with coordinated programs of indoctrination within the education system. Dissent is often brutally repressed (see torture) and extrajudicial killings are common. Other common features include the fostering of a personality cult around the head of state and rampant corruption due to the arbitrary enforcement of laws and statutes.

Hannah Arendt was one of the first to suggest that Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union were two sides of the same left-wing coin rather than opposing philosophies of Right and Left.[5]

George Orwell said, "The totalitarian states can do great things, but there is one thing they cannot do: they cannot give the factory-worker a rifle and tell him to take it home and keep it in his bedroom. That rifle hanging on the wall of the working-class flat or labourer's cottage, is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.

In 2021, the Democrat controlled 117th Congress passed the so-called "For the People Act" aimed at creating a single party state.[6]

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