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Totalitarian Socialism, or Totalism, is a political ideology based upon state controlled economics, nationalism, the total involvement of the state in internal affairs and the importance of the state in preserving socialism.

Overview

Totalism is a relatively new ideological doctrine, proposed in the mid-1930s by Oswald Mosley, the leader of the Maximists within the Union of Britain. His hard left and authoritarian doctrine advocates a massive centralization 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 doctrine in collaboration with Clive Lewis.

Mosley looked at the common principles of British Maximists, French Sorelians, Italian National-Syndicalists, and even Russian Bolsheviks in devising his theories. Totalism promotes a new direction for socialism in the world, emphasizing the the role of the socialist state as the core ideal of the nation while devaluing or abandoning the Marxist ideas of worker empowerment and a classless utopia. Totalists look to centralize and expand the governments' powers in socialist states, believing the goal of the government is to build socialism in the state, and often use nationalist and militarist rhetoric and policies.

There is expected to be a conference in early 1936 between Mosley, Georges Valois of the French Sorelians, Benito Mussolini of the Italian National-Syndicalist Union, and Lavrentiy Beria of the former Bolsheviks in Georgia to resolve any remaining disagreements before a unified Totalist charter will be announced to the world.

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