In Orwell's dystopian nation, the citizens have no individual rights or human agency to behave, think, or live the way they want. The totalitarian regime demands complete uniformity, and any deviation from the norm is considered a threat to the State and severely punished. In order to ensure uniformity and identify political dissidents, the population of Oceania is under constant surveillance. The prevalence of telescreens and the presence of the Thought Police are used to control and strike fear into the citizens. In addition to the continual surveillance, the totalitarian regime also cultivates a hysterical, threatening environment, where the citizens live in constant fear of war. The government uses enemies like the Eurasian Army and Emmanuel Goldstein to perpetuate fear, control the population's attention, and act as scapegoats.
In addition to oppressing individual rights and cultivating a hysterical
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