Mosley looked at the common principles of British Maximists, French Sorelians, Italian National-Syndicalists and even Russian Bolsheviks (despite the failure of the Russian revolution) and envisioned a new doctrine based on state controlled economics, nationalism, the total involvement of the state in internal affairs and the importance of the state in preserving Socialism. This hard left and authoritarian doctrine advocates a massive centralisation of power instead of the more democratic support to the trade unions endorsed by Syndicalism. Another central tenet of Totalism is the focus on military power and the desire to spread the ideology with force if need be. Mosley has been developing this new doctrince in collaboration with Clive Lewis.
Mosley is expected to hold a meeting in Birmingham in January 1936 where, together with Georges Valois of the French Sorelians, Lavrentiy Beria of the former Bolsheviks in Georgia and Benito Mussolini of the Italian National-Syndicalist Union, the remaining differences will be discussed and Totalism will be officially announced to the world.