(Answered)Poli 330N Week 5 Assignment: Ideal Citizen in a Totalitarian Government

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 6, 10
  • Lesson

Aristotle defined tyranny as an illegitimate form of government by one individual that tightly controlled every part of life and government. Adolf Hitler is the most notorious tyrant. Using a totalitarian society from the past or present, discuss how the state and its leader attempt to impede citizens from exercising their rights. In your discussion, explain some components of an “ideal citizen,” consequences of voter apathy, and ways the state controls the citizen.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources)


Ideal Citizen in a Totalitarian Government

First developed by Italian fascists in the early and mid-1920s, totalitarianism has been present in a wide range of movements throughout history. According to Magstadt (2017), as a form of government, totalitarianism theoretically permits no individual freedom. As such, this form of government typically seeks to subordinate all components of individual life to the state’s authority. Ideally, in a totalitarianism form of government, political power is held by one leader, who employ a wide of strategies including propaganda for the purpose of extending their authority whatever length feasible (O’Brien, 2017).Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $10