Describe the government of Oceania in 1984.

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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.