Among the most lethal forms of totalitarianism have been the Nazi, Soviet, Communist Chinese and Islamist varieties.
In general, literature is a natural adversary of totalitarianism.
Although her story is extraordinary, it is also representative of an entire dark age in Russian totalitarianism.
Domination by a government of all political, social, and economic activities in a nation. Totalitarianism is a phenomenon of the twentieth century: earlier forms of despotism and autocracy lacked the technical capacity to control every aspect of life. The term is applied both to fascist governments (see fascism) and to many forms of communism.