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fascism vs. totalitarianism
[ fash-iz-uhm ]
- a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
- the philosophy, principles, or methods of fascism.
- a political movement that employs the principles and methods of fascism, especially the one established by Mussolini in Italy 1922–43.
[ toh-tal-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uhm ]
- the practices and principles of a totalitarian regime.
- absolute control by the state or a governing branch of a highly centralized institution.
- the character or quality of an autocratic or authoritarian individual, group, or government: the totalitarianism of the father.