totalitarian state

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Synonyms for totalitarian state

a government that subordinates the individual to the state and strictly controls all aspects of life by coercive measures

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"This isn't a totalitarian state and we shouldn't be acting like one."
Unfortunately, Saudi Arabia is a totalitarian state. There is no political or religious liberty, far less than in its infamous rival Iran.
To realise such goals, they needed an anti-democratic totalitarian state that would decimate any prevailing democratic systems and institutions.
The threat to punish newspapers with an expensive Leveson II inquiry after exhaustive judicial hearings in 2011-12, and particularly a Kafkaesque legal forfeit requiring publications to pick up the bills of powerful figures who sue and lose, were so aggressive they could've been invented by a totalitarian state.
He said that India would not opt for a confrontation with China if things went wrong, adding that a totalitarian state was more likely to confront its adversary.
It is no different than any other totalitarian State.
A Girl in Exile is a striking exploration of love, art, paranoia, and the limits of freedom in a totalitarian state.
If the systems are not totalitarian state law, it is because the conception of the state and law are the antipodes of the liberal conception.
The four suspects believed to be tied to North Korea's ministries have all travelled back to the totalitarian state, Kim also said.
THE EU is one big totalitarian state writes an Examiner correspondent.
Because the EU cannot be seen to be less than totally sound and secure, even though the financial principles on which it is founded cannot work except within a Federation of States like the USA, or a totalitarian state, of which history has many examples.
Winner of the 2004 Olivier Award for Best Play and Tony-Nominated in 2005 for Best Play, The Pillowman is about a writer in an unidentified totalitarian state being interrogated about his gruesome and macabre short stories that has inspired a series of child murders.
In a totalitarian state, would-be tyrants are simply executed unless they get to the military first or start a civil war.