Quiz 4 Flashcards
In past revolutions, what one trait did almost all utopian visions of the future share in common?
That wealth and property would be redistributed
True or False? Mao’s Great Leap Forward involved a significant reduction in social control and media censorship.
All of these are key elements to the success of total revolution EXCEPT
During the consolidation stage of totalitarian development, what do revolutionary leaders attempt to do?
Eliminate real or imagined rivals for power and place loyal associates in key posts
To be effective, propaganda must
focus entirely on emotions
Totalitarian regimes share all of the following characteristics except
Centralized approach to the economy
Under the form of totalitarianism exhibited by the Taliban in Afghanistan,
Public executions were the norm
Why did Hitler create new government positions to control media and the arts?
He wanted to silence all possible critics and criticisms of his governmet
Mao’s “Great Leap Forward” of the late 1950’s was preceded by what episode?
Hundred Flowers Campaign
What do experts estimate the death toll of totalitarian revolutions to be?
Which form of totalitarian system currently features a hybrid known as state capitalism?
True or False? Except for a brief period in the early 1990s, Japan has been ruled in the postwar era by the Liberal Democratic Party
Who serves as Britain’s Head of State?
What makes Britain a model of what Aristotle called a mixed regime?
It includes different branches of government that represent different classes.
To join the European Union, what must a country prove?
That it supports free elections