Totalitarianism vs Consumerism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between totalitarianism and consumerism

is that totalitarianism is a system of government in which the people have virtually no authority and the state wields absolute control, for example, a dictatorship while consumerism is a policy of protecting and informing consumers through honesty in advertising and packaging, improved safety standards etc.

totalitarianism

Noun

(-)
  • A system of government in which the people have virtually no authority and the state wields absolute control, for example, a dictatorship.
  • Usage notes

    Contentious usage: precise definition, application to specific cases, and distinction from similar terms varies by author. Narrowly, a government in which everything is political and controlled by the state, coined to describe (m), in contrast to the older terms and concepts of (m), (m), and (m), which focus more on centralization of power, not its pervasiveness. Later applied to (l), to emphasize its commonalities with fascism. Sometimes considered an extreme form of (m), in other cases contrasted with it.

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    consumerism

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia consumerism)
  • A policy of protecting and informing consumers through honesty in advertising and packaging, improved safety standards etc
  • A materialistic attachment to possessions.
  • An economic theory that increased consumption is beneficial to a nation's economy in the long run.