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totalitarian

adjective
 
 
/təʊˌtælɪˈteəriən/
belonging to a political system in which the people in power have complete control and do not allow anyone to oppose themSystems of government
totalitarianism noun [U]
Translations of “totalitarian”
in Chinese (Traditional) 極權主義的…
in Russian тоталитарный…
in Turkish totaliter, gücü elinde bulunduran bir gruba ait, baskıcı gruba ait olan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极权主义的…
in Polish totalitarny…
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