Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 8 months ago

What is a police state exactly?

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  • 8 months ago
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    For example, north korea, controlling every movement by their citizens

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Well it's like this or Facebook

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  • 8 months ago

    basically police are used like soldiers to control everyone 

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  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Instead of the police working as public servants, the police serve the leader of an oppressive government. The people in a police state have very limited freedom and the government controls many aspects of their lives.  

    That is the "traditional" definition. In recent times, it has been used to more loosely define a government with too many rules or enforcing the rules too strictly. 

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  • 8 months ago

    It is one run by people, not by democratically adopted laws.

    • Road warrior
      Lv 4
      8 months agoReport

      Run by One man, a dictator. 

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  • Gen
    Lv 4
    8 months ago

    the state you have been living in since 1913... You have rights? ok..then stop paying taxes, stop paying alimony.. But you can vote...really? For fixed candidates/elections? How is that deciding anything? American adopted all Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto deacades ago, you will not find even one Level 7 schmuck who can even dispel one plank out of ten via Marx... You're a serf and slave

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  • 8 months ago

    Nazi Germany was an example.

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  • 8 months ago

    Police patrol with automatic weapons at the ready.

    Political unrest is cause for street arrests.

    Arrested without warrant, held without bail.

    Presumed guilty until proven innocent.

    Source(s): Lived for years in a country with dictator, police patrols, corrupt courts. And that one was on friendly terms with USA, UK, Europeans, especially for immigrants, business. Cannot imagine how bad it is in Russia, China, N. Korea, some others.
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