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By George Orwell

How totalitarian regimes do establish their power and end up making any form of revolt impossible?

I - Preventing people from thinking for themselves

1- Rewriting history

Vocabulary :

  • erasen = effacer
  • discridit = discréditer
  • falsehood = le faux

2- An omniscient and threatening leader

Vocabulary :


  • omnicient = knowing everything
  • insubsantial = not having physical existence
  • to conform = comply with rules, standards, or laws.

3 - Preventing throught

Vocabulary :

  • Impoverished = appauvrissement
  • reasoning = raisonnement


"It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought...should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words."

II - Practicals ways of oppression

1 - Surveillance in the city

- Cameras are watching
- City infinite

2 - Constant Fear

Vocabulary :

- censorship: censure

- Thought Police: police de la pensée

2+2=5

3 - Torture

Vocabulary :

  • Jail: prison

  • Vanished: disparu

Thank you!

And be careful, Big Brother is watching you ... :)