(Answered) POLI330N Week 5 Assignment: Current Event – Totalitarian Restrictions or Ethnic Conflict

Required Resources
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Write a paper on a current event article that discusses restrictions on freedoms by a totalitarian state or an article on ethnic conflict within a nation. Summarize the article and explain why this issue is important to the global community. What outside influences might help change this issue? How? Is the article neutral? Why or why not?

Be sure to include a scanned copy of the article in your submission in addition to citations. Articles may not be more than one month old.

Writing Requirements (APA format). Refer to the APA manual.

  • Length: 3 full pages (not including the title or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double-Spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title and Reference page required
  • APA cite article with link
  • Scan copy of article required


There are various types of political systems. They include democracy, authoritarianism, and totalitarianism. Albeit totalitarianism and authoritarianism appear similar, the former exercises a greater degree of control extending into the private lives of its citizens (Whitman, 2019). Every aspect of the public and private life becomes politicized. This political system is characterized by violence as the government exercises indiscriminate mass genocide and terror against labeled saboteurs, spies, counterrevolutionaries, and enemies. North Korea is one of the oldest totalitarian states still in existence today. The government, led by Kim Jong Un, practices mass mobilization via the one-party system, The Supreme leader serves as the face of the regime and is highly exhorted as a godlike man. The state uses censorship and propaganda that is exceedingly effective and sophisticated (Magstadt, 2017). The article analyzed herein explores possible reasons why there are conflicting reports of coronavirus cases in North Korea. One of the most outstanding achievements of the North Korean regime is its ability to control movement within its citizens. This very fact may be the reason why the country is yet to record even a single case of coronavirus within its borders. Then again, it could be the fact that the propaganda and censorship apparatus is working to keep the public from learning about these cases to avoid panic.

Summary of the Article

North Korea is under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, the third generation totalitarian rule from the Kim dynasty. For years, he has ruled the country with an iron fist, killing anyone who opposes him. The regime has perfected its mass control, propaganda, and censorship apparatus over the years…..Click link below to purchase full tutorial at $10