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Describe the government of Oceania in 1984.

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rockets09 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 26, 2009 at 9:43 AM via web

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Describe the government of Oceania in 1984.

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 2, 2009 at 8:59 AM (Answer #1)

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Oceania's government is a brutal technofascist police state. That is to say, it appears to be harshly fascist in its organization. It is organized around being at war, with a strict insider/outside mentality. Freedoms are restrained, and many things are illegal, down the level of thought. It keeps people in a strict class state (think of the proles), but allows limited private enterprise as a way to blow off steam (think of the pubs and little shops). It is "techno-" fascism because it depends on advanced technologies for observation and for mind control.

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