In George Orwell’s novel, he creates an Totalitarian society that is structured by a single party state that controls every aspect of their people. He provided a realistic insight of the true dangers of totalitarian regimes that accrued before 1984 and after. This insight was symbolized in the text of 1984, a novel written to help show the manipulation used by totalitarian regimes to create a pure party. The novel showed many similarities between 1984 s party, Ingsoc, and Stalinist Russia. Stalin wanted complete control as did “big Brother” in 1984, Joseph Stalin focus was “centered on government control of the economy and included the forced collectivization of Soviet agriculture, in which the government took control of farms. Millions of farmers refused to cooperate with Stalin’s orders and were shot or exiled as punishment. The forced collectivization also ...
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... far worse rules that could arise in the future if we leaves dictators unchecked. As like in his book shows us how those totalitarian societies take control of all and creates a horrific government of lies and countless murders to retain power. His inspiration of creating this government came from the horrors of world war two when leaders like Stalin and Hitler, killed millions of people to try to gain power over there people. The actions that are portrayed throughout 1984 are extremely close or even mirrored to those of Stalins.
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