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Nando Gehring
Mr. Woodruff 3
13 February, 2013
Totalitarian Essay
In a democracy, people are free to do what they please and cannot be punished, persecuted, or terrorized for expressing their beliefs by the government. That is why democracy is a better form of government than Fascism, Nazism, and Communism. People all over the world are terrorized for what they look like or what they believe in and this is even enforced by some forms of government in the world. Under the U.S democracy, every person has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness which encourages citizens to favor the government and most importantly trust it. Democracy is a better form of government than any form of totalitarianism because with less chance of conflict in a country where the leaders are loved rather than feared, the government has more time to focus on important issues such as industrialization, foreign policies, and imperialization. By analyzing the totalitarian leaders of this time like Stalin, Hitler, and Mussolini we can better understand why democracy is such an effective form of government.

Ruling with an iron fist, Joseph Stalin took control of Russia in 1922 after Vladimir Lenin had a stroke and Leon Trotsky had been exiled. He was a totalitarian leader who wanted to create a purely communist world with no social classes. He created the five years plan, which set goals for the future of the Soviets economy. He used collective farming, command economy, and the great purge in order to industrialize Russia. The great purge was a movement by Stalin to eliminate or exile anyone who threatened his power of the communist party and anyone who disagreed with his beliefs or policies. Similar in his ideals, Adolf Hitler, The dictator of Germany was also a leader that achieved total control of his country. Hitler was a very harsh religious persecutor who started the holocaust in which approximately 6 million Jewish people were killed by guns, gas, scientific...
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