Cases of Totalitarianism

  • Steven SaxonbergEmail author


This chapter discusses why Spain during the Inquisition meets the criteria for being a totalitarian country, while France during its inquisition does not. Similarly, the chapter discusses why Germany meets the definition of totalitarianism during the Nazi era, but not Sweden.


Totalitarianism Political religion Fear Ideology Politicized religion Inquisition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of European Studies and International RelationsComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.Center for Social and Economic StrategiesCharles University in PraguePragueCzech Republic

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