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They did not set up mechanisms whereby the government could be replaced (it was a single party system). The state also created totalitarian and despotic structures with an enormous secret police which would arrest and dispose of any people seen to be dissenting. Thus while there was general resentment, there could not be any PUBLIC opposition. People were too scared.

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