The Totalitarian Systems That Changed Lives Essay

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In this essay I will be writing about the totalitarian systems and how they changed people’s lives. I am going to look into detail about the totalitarian systems, their facts, their main structures, how they came to power, why they came to power and what changed after they were abolished in two specific countries. A totalitarian system or totalitarianism, as its name states ‘total’, is a form of government where the state keeps public, cultural and other aspects of life under strict control. The totalitarian systems that I will focus on and that are most “famous” are Nazism in Germany and Communism in Soviet Russia. There were also other similar totalitarian regimes which I will not be talking about. Communism is the first totalitarian …show more content…
In this essay I will be writing about the totalitarian systems and how they changed people’s lives. I am going to look into detail about the totalitarian systems, their facts, their main structures, how they came to power, why they came to power and what changed after they were abolished in two specific countries. A totalitarian system or totalitarianism, as its name states ‘total’, is a form of government where the state keeps public, cultural and other aspects of life under strict control. The totalitarian systems that I will focus on and that are most “famous” are Nazism in Germany and Communism in Soviet Russia. There were also other similar totalitarian regimes which I will not be talking about. Communism is the first totalitarian system that I will be talking about. Communism was an idea first introduced by the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It is an idea in which all people are equal and there are no classes. Russia was the first communist country in the world. It was the first country to introduce communism. Communism in Russia didn’t come peacefully. There was a revolution devoted to the communist cause. The revolutions in Russia lasted from 1917-1923. It was really bloody. Vladimir Ilyic Lenin was the leader of the Bolshevik (communist party). He promised the people “peace, bread and land”. He won widespread support. A civil war followed between the Red Guard and the Whites (Tsar sympathizers). Eventually the Reds won and took control over Russia.
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