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Question 1: Secret police forces are associated with totalitarian regimes, as they are, by definition, used to support the political power of an individual government or regime rather than upholding the common ________.
Rule of lawPolitical philosophyIndex of politics articlesInternational relations

Question 2: Secret police forces in dictatorships and totalitarian states usually use violence and acts of terror to suppress political opposition and dissent, and may use death squads to carry out ________ and "disappearances".
AssassinationInfanticideHonor killingMass murder

Question 3: Secret police forces are accountable only to the executive branch of the government, sometimes only to a ________.
ItalyDictatorshipMilitary dictatorshipDictator

Question 4: A well-known example is the Thought Police from ________'s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, who used psychology and omnipresent surveillance to eliminate dissent.
George Orwell bibliographyBurmese DaysGeorge OrwellHomage to Catalonia

Question 5:
Secret police, KGB and NKVD are all:
Counter-terrorism National security Secret police Law enforcement in communist states

Question 6: While in detention, arrestees may be ________ or subjected to inhumane treatment[8].
TortureHuman rightsCapital punishmentSlavery

Question 7:
Secret police, War on Terrorism and Special forces are all:
Secret police Counter-terrorism Secrecy Law enforcement in communist states

Question 8: Secret police differ from the domestic security agencies in modern liberal democracies, because domestic security agencies are generally subject to government regulation, reporting requirements, and other ________ measures.

Question 9: States where the secret police wield significant power are sometimes referred to as ________ or counterintelligence states.
Mass surveillancePolice stateBerlin WallStalinism

Question 10: In the graphic novel ________ and the movie based on the novel, the secret police, known as "The Finger", are used to capture and silence dissenters.
Alan Moore bibliographyV for VendettaWatchmenAlan Moore

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