What is a characteristic of a totalitarian society?

Answer from: Veselovka Aktiv h.:

There is no such thing as a totalitarian society (incorrect term). A political regime can be totalitarian. Since this word was originally endowed with a negative emotional connotation because of its associations with fascists, the word is actively used in propaganda. Therefore, all more or less large countries have already managed to be called totalitarian regimes. Which made it very difficult to use this term in academia.
And so, a totalitarian regime seeks to take control of all spheres of society, including personal life and thoughts. Dissenters are subjected to repression. A totalitarian regime usually has an ideological basis.
Using singular cases, most of the world can be subsumed under this definition.

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