Describe the government of Oceania.

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goreadabook | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

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The government in Oceania is Totalitarian meaning that they are unwilling to tolerate any ideas outside of their own.  They control the freedom, will, and even the thoughts of the people by means of fear and manipulation.  Big Brother is an omnicient, god-like figure who serves as the leader and face of The Party.  While his existence is uncertain, his power over the people is unquestionable.  He is representative of twentieth-century dictators such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Tse-tung.

The Inner Party consists of members who work in the Ministry of Love and tend to secretive, high-priority matters such as reconditioning and vaporizations.  They make up approximately 2% of the population of Oceania and include members of the Thought Police, the people responsible for arresting thought criminals.

The Outer Party consists of members who work in the other Ministries and tend to lower-priority government business.  The protagonist, Winston Smith, is an Outer Party member who works in the Ministry of Truth where he alters history to suit the desires and image of the Inner Party.  The Outer Party makes up approximately 14% of the population of Oceania.

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acompanioninthetardis | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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to put it simply in one word: totalitarian.

they have total control over their people, the ones they dont have control over, get tortured until they do or get killed in the process.

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acompanioninthetardis | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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to put it simply in one word: totalitarian.

they have total control over their people, the ones they dont have control over, get tortured until they do ro get killed in the process. 

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