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    â?¢Define and discuss what a totalitarian government is.
    â?¢Discuss and explain the ethics of doing business in countries with totalitarian governments.
    â?¢Comment on opposing arguments (looking for holes and inconsistencies).
    â?¢Attempt to answer any arguments that are presented against your side of the argument.

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    To get started, look first for references that comment on the four items that are required to be included (listed above in the assignment directions). I would search the Web, since I have little time for a "real" library. If you have access to your school or colleges' databases, use those, otherwise use Google or any other search engine you like.

    A definition of a totalitarian government comes from the following Web site: Totalitarian government, and the definition is copied and pasted here for you:
    totalitarianism (tōtăl'ĭtâr`ēənĭzəm), a modern autocratic government in which the state involves itself in all facets of society, including the daily life of its citizens. A totalitarian government seeks to control not only all economic and political matters but the attitudes, values, and beliefs of its population, erasing the distinction between state and society. The citizen's duty to the state becomes the primary concern of the community, and the goal of the state is the replacement of existing society with a perfect society.
    Various totalitarian systems, however, have different ideological goals. For example, of the states most commonly described as totalitarian-the Soviet Union under Stalin, Nazi Germany, and the People's Republic of China under Mao-the Communist regimes of the Soviet Union and China sought the universal fulfillment of humankind through the establishment of a classless society (see communism communism, fundamentally, a system of social organization in which property (especially real property and the means of production) is held in common. Thus, the ejido system of the indigenous people of Mexico and the property-and-work system of the Inca were both. German National Socialism National Socialism or Nazism, doctrines and policies of the National Socialist German Workers' party, which ruled Germany under Adolf Hitler from 1933 to 1945, on the other hand, attempted to establish the superiority of the so-called Aryan race.
    Despite the many differences among totalitarian states, they have several characteristics in common, of which the two most important are: the existence of an ideology that addresses all aspects of ...

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    This solution addresses the definition of totalitarian government and suggests research at identified sites for addressing the ethics of conducting international business in countries with this sort of government system. Suggestions for eventual essay or paper. URL references.