Police State and Fear

This is the first lesson of a new unit on how people were controlled in totalitarian states. In this lesson you will learn about how the police were used to control what people did and what people said in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

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Quiz:

Police State and Fear

Using what you have learnt today, see if you can answer the following questions.

Q1.What was the Gestapo?

1/5

Q2.What was the Gulag?

2/5

Q3.Which of the following is a feature of a police state?

3/5

Q4.Which of these words is defined as 'violent action or threats designed to cause fear among ordinary people'?

4/5

Q5.Which of these is the best definition of 'totalitarianism'?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Police State and Fear

Using what you have learnt today, see if you can answer the following questions.

Q1.What was the Gestapo?

1/5

Q2.What was the Gulag?

2/5

Q3.Which of the following is a feature of a police state?

3/5

Q4.Which of these words is defined as 'violent action or threats designed to cause fear among ordinary people'?

4/5

Q5.Which of these is the best definition of 'totalitarianism'?

5/5

Lesson summary: Police State and Fear

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