Benito Mussolini's Totalitarian Rule

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Totalitarian Rule The United States of America prides itself on our not only use the governmental system of democracy, but also the checks and balances we have put in place to make sure that, for the most part, all our citizens have unalienable rights. In fact, in our Declaration of Independence we as Americans clearly stated “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is…show more content…
When asked about what kind of state he wanted Italy to be he described his ideal state as a place where subordinates are “All within the state, none outside the state, none against the state.” ("Totalitarianism.") This kind of governmental structure and goals of this new state, were to provide the “total representation of the nation and total guidance of national goals.” (Stanley) While dictatorships and tyranny are often associated in the same realm of totalitarianism, the totalitarian system separates itself by its replacement of all other political institutions with new ones. Not to mention that totalitarianism does away with all legal, social, and political traditions and replaces that with whatever the state finds amicable and that which falls in line with what the government wants its people to think, speak, and believe. The one basic feature of a totalitarian state is that the state seeks to control how the population think. (Staudenmaier,) Totalitarianism is characterized by a strong, centralized, all powerful, oppressive government body. It attempts to “control to control and direct all aspects of individual life through coercion and repression.” ("Totalitarianism.") Totalitarianism is closely associated with other political doctrines that advocate the principle of absolute rule, such as absolutism, authoritarianism, autocracy, despotism,

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