dictatorship: a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
absolutism: the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
(totalitarian) an adherent of totalitarian principles or totalitarian government
(totalitarian) characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control; "a totalitarian regime crushes all autonomous institutions in its drive to seize the human soul"- Arthur M.Schlesinger, Jr.
Totalitarianism (or totalitarian rule) is a political system where the state, usually under the control of a single political person, faction, or class, recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible. ...
A system of government in which the people have virtually no authority and the state wields absolute control, for example, a dictatorship
(Totalitarian) A type of government that has total control over all aspects of its citizen's lives.
(139. totalitarian) type of gov't w/total & absolute power. after WWI, many gov't like this came about. usually they took away rights but also built their country's economy, military, and pride.
(Totalitarian) A political system based on absolute power of a single party or dictator.
(Totalitarian) A regime of command by the government and obedience by the citizens. The regime controls all aspects of political and social life (as in George Orwell's 1984). In contrast with an authoritarian state, all social and economic institutions are under government control.
(Totalitarian) a from of government that is tyrannical, those in power use force or intimation to control others.
The practice, in government, of exercising absolute authority over a country by one political group, or by a dictator.
The government is in the hands of a minority who often rule through military might and extreme political repression. The Chilean government under General Pinochet (1973-1990) is an example of a totalitarian government.
According to Oxford English Dictionary, totalitarianism is a system of government which tolerates only one political party, to which all other institutions are subordinated, and which usually demands the complete subservience of the individual to the State.
a political system in which the government has full or total control over the life of the individual, who has no rights. It is the logical application to politics and economics of the collectivist view that an individual exists solely to serve society. ...
a state system based on monolithic unity and authoritarianism
"a system of rule, driven by an ideology, that seeks direction of all aspects of public activity, political, economic and social, and uses to that end, at least to a degree, propaganda and terror" (Pleuger, 2004 online). [Carefully contrast totalism.]
A single, dominate governing elite of all organized political, economic, social and cultural activities in a country by means of a single-party monopoly of power, including police repression, rigorous censorship of the mass media, centralized state planning and administration of the economy, and ...
is a concept that was developed during the 20^th century to describe one party-dictatorships both of the right (Nazism and Fascism) and of the left (Communism) where the government based on an official ideology sought to control all aspects of human life. ...
An ideology where all social, economic, and political powers are centered in the government completely.
Tyrannical authoritarianism that is only possible from a right-wing regime. Left-wing despots are, of course, completely immune from such a charge as they benevolently subjugate the masses for their own common good.
a form of dictatorship in which the dictator has complete control over both the state and the people – including their lifestyles, actions, and attitudes
1. a system of highly centralized government in which one political party or group takes control and grants neither recognition nor tolerance to other political groups. 2. autocracy in one of its several varieties. 3. ...
[U]nforgivable absolute evil which could no longer be understood and explained by the evil motives of self-interest, greed, covetousness, resentment, lust for power, and cowardice; and which therefore anger could not revenge, love could not endure, friendship could not forgive . . . ...
It has negative connotations and is always used to describe a particularly repressive, often detested, regime. They have strong ideological goals which other systems lack.