List of fictional police states
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List of works featuring a police state
- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. Orwell's novel describes Britain under a totalitarian regime that continuously invokes (and helps to create) a perpetual war. This perpetual war is used as a pretext for subjecting the people to mass surveillance and invasive police searches. The novel has been described as "the definitive fictional treatment of a police state, which has also influenced contemporary usage of the term."
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The elite of the capital city dominate, exploit and repress the rest of what is left of an impoverished United States.
- THX 1138 directed by George Lucas. This 1971 film echoed contemporary images of police beating up anti-Vietnam War protestors.
- We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. The novel is about the "One State".
- Elysium features a society where the population on Earth are policed by unmanned drones and the elite who reside on a large space station.
- Young Adult Science Fiction - Charles William Sullivan - Google Books. Greenwood. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
- The Encyclopedia of Police Science. CRC Press. p. 1004.
- Todd McCarthy (March 15, 2012). "The Hunger Games: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Annette Kuhn. Alien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema. Verso. p. 22.
- Rodden, John (2002). George Orwell: The Politics of Literary Reputation. Transaction Publisher. p. 204. ISBN 9780765808967.
Zamyatin's We (1924), another terrifying police state utopia, whose citizens live without privacy in glass apartments.