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A police state is a state in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic, and political life of the population. It is an example of Excessive Rule of Law.

In a police state, the government has imposed ruthless and restrictive measures over its citizens. The measures can include heavy surveillance, repression of free speech and freedom of religion, rigid rules in terms of association, government control over the media and political tyranny.

Often the first step in the creation of a police state (along with creating a welfare state-nanny state) is mandatory gun registration and gun control leading to gun confiscation and disarming the citizens. This civilian disarmament followed by summary execution and then genocide<ref>Gun_Control_and_Genocide</ref> happened in Turkey from 1911, the Soviet Union from 1929, China from 1935, Germany from 1938, Cambodia from 1956, Guatemala from 1964, Uganda from 1970 under Idi Amin, Argentina from 1976, Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1992, Sierra Leone from 2000, Darfur from 2006. All communist countries (Vietnam, North Korea, Cuba, etc) and many socialist-tendency countries such as Great Britain, France, Canada and Australia have disarmed their populace.<ref>The True Face of Gun Control, Dean Speir, The Gun Zone RKBA, Accessed March 28, 2014</ref>

Disarmed citizens of a police state can more easily be deemed enemy combatants or potential “terrorists” and subjected to summary execution<ref> http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/when-a-republican-murders-u-s-citizens by Ted Nugent Accessed March 28, 2014</ref> by Executive Order<ref>“Few things are as dangerous to American liberty as the proposition that the government should be able to kill citizens anywhere in the world on the basis of legal standards and evidence that are never submitted to a court, either before or after the fact. Anyone willing to trust President Obama with the power to secretly declare an American citizen an enemy of the state and order his extrajudicial killing should ask whether they would be willing to trust the next president with that dangerous power.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/us-targeted-killings-eric-holder_n_1320515.html Accessed March 28, 2014</ref> is the punishment of choice for a wide variety of offenses, both criminal and political, under the rule of a dictator.

Nazi Germany and other socialist-communist regimes such as Cuba are examples of police states. George Orwell's novel 1984 is a fictional example of a police state.

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Police State is a term used to describe a government that has imposed ruthless and restrictive measures over its citizens. The measures can include heavy surveillance, repression of free speech and freedom of religion, rigid rules in terms of association, government control over the media and political tyranny.

Often the first step in the creation of a police state is mandatory gun registration and gun control leading to gun confiscation and disarming the citizens. This civilian disarmament followed by summary execution and then genocide<ref>Gun_Control_and_Genocide</ref> happened in Turkey from 1911, the Soviet Union from 1929, China from 1935, Germany from 1938, Cambodia from 1956, Guatemala from 1964, Uganda from 1970 under Idi Amin, Argentina from 1976, Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1992, Sierra Leone from 2000, Darfur from 2006. All communist countries (Vietnam, North Korea, Cuba, etc) and many socialist-tendency countries such as Great Britain, France, Canada and Australia have disarmed their populace.<ref>The True Face of Gun Control, Dean Speir, The Gun Zone RKBA, Accessed March 28, 2014</ref>

Disarmed citizens of a police state can more easily be deemed enemy combatants or potential “terrorists” and subjected to summary execution<ref> http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/when-a-republican-murders-u-s-citizens by Ted Nugent Accessed March 28, 2014</ref> by Executive Order<ref>“Few things are as dangerous to American liberty as the proposition that the government should be able to kill citizens anywhere in the world on the basis of legal standards and evidence that are never submitted to a court, either before or after the fact. Anyone willing to trust President Obama with the power to secretly declare an American citizen an enemy of the state and order his extrajudicial killing should ask whether they would be willing to trust the next president with that dangerous power.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/us-targeted-killings-eric-holder_n_1320515.html Accessed March 28, 2014</ref> is the punishment of choice for a wide variety of offenses, both criminal and political, under the rule of a dictator.

Nazi Germany and other socialist-communist regimes such as Cuba are examples of police states. George Orwell's novel 1984 is a fictional example of a police state.

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