Aristotle defined tyranny as an illegitimate form of government by one individual that tightly controlled every part of life and government. Adolf Hitler is the most tyrant. Using a totalitarian society from the past or present, discuss how the state and its leader attempt to impede citizens from exercising their rights. In your discussion, explain some components of an “ideal citizen”, consequences of voter apathy, and ways the state controls the citizen.
Thomas M. Magstadt, Understanding Politics ideas, institutions, and issues chapter 6 and 10
1.5-2 pages long, title page, 1 inch margins, double spaced, 12 point new times roman font, references page (min 2 scholarly sources)
name a country
describe the three ways, violence, propaganda, and scapegoating, that leaders use to keep control in the country.
States and describes two ways of stopping a totalitarian regime by using political socialization, civil disobedience, resist propaganda. discuss voter apathy.
Here are my instructions:
Focus on Fascism/Italy/Mussolini; or Nazism/Germany/Hitler; or Falangism/Spain/Franco.
Choose one of those three. Essays on any other ideology, country, leader, will be returned for rewrite. I want you to concentrate on the issue of fascism (Nazism and Falangism are forms of fascism).
There’s no doubt in anyone’s minds that those were brutal, dictatorial regimes. Moreover, I will post “mini-lectures” on Fascism and Nazism on the discussion board. READ THEM FIRST. Feel free to use them and cite them. I will also post resources about Fascism/Nazism in the discussion board. USE THEM. They will make your work and research so much easier, and we avoid the problem of arguing back and forth who is or isn’t “totalitarian;” or even the value or lack thereof of Totalitarism Theory itself. Also, you can comment on my posts here and they will serve to meet your peer-response requirements for the week.
mini lecture THE CHARACTERISTICS OF FASCISM
Sometimes people throw the word “fascism” around for anything that’s dictatorial or repressive. That’s dead wrong. All sorts of different kinds of regimes and movements can be repressive. Fascism is something very specific. With a unique set of qualities and characteristics. Although some differences, of course, exist between different fascist movements, THIS is what they all share in common:
I. Fascism claims to be anti-liberal; anti-conservative; and anti-communist. Fascism claims to be a ‘Third Way,’ rejecting both capitalism and communism.
II. Fascism strives to establish a nationalist, authoritarian regime.
III. Fascism rejects the idea of class struggle, offering nationalism in its place. The idea of melding labor and management into a nationalist whole is variously termed, in fascist terminology, National Corporatism (the Corporate State), National Socialism, or National Syndicalism.
IV. Fascism actively pursues imperialism and territorial expansion.
V. Fascism rejects reason and rationality, and embraces irrationalism and romanticism. As such, fascism makes extensive use of symbols, emblems, and uniforms.
VI. Fascism encourages the total militarization of society and espouses a philosophy of ‘romantic violence.’
VII. Fascism creates private paramilitary militias.
VIII. Fascism is extremely male supremacist, relegating women to subservient roles in society.
IX. Fascism sees itself as a movement of the young, emphasizing energy, health, vitality and generational conflict.
X. Fascism promotes a charismatic, personalist, dictatorial style of leadership; with the Leader worshipped as a god-like figure
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