Totalitarianism is a term for political systems where the state controls people’s lives allowing them with no freedom. A totalitarian regime controls propaganda and uses it to control the population. Those who question the actions and policies of the leaders risk being tortured and killed, sometimes along with their families.
When the Blackout spread worldwide, law and order collapsed, and Jack Davis saw his chance to start his own regime. When Davis and the surviving U.S. Government escaped to Cuba, Davis announces his plans to create a "New Order for the Ages", which implies to be totalitarian. The remaining U.S. government decides to appoint Jack Davis as their new President, since the actual President was killed when Air Force One crashed . This lead to the formation of the Patriots.
After the Blackout, Sebastian Monroe, a former U.S. Marine, became a brutal warlord and, along with Miles Matheson, founded the Monroe Republic, an authoritarian, totalitarian state. The Monroe Republic was a military dictatorship and was very oppressive. The Baltimore Act is a law in the Monroe Republic that bans most of the population from possessing firearms, and is punishable by death. The Monroe Militia is the main military force of the Monroe Republic. The Militia tortures and kills innocent people. They also conscript children in an attempt to increase their numbers.
However, the Monroe Republic collapsed when Randall Flynn, an agent, working for Jack Davis, launches nuclear attacks on capitals of the Monroe Republic and the Georgia Federation. With the two nations destroyed, the Patriots, led by Jack Davis, built a "New America" on the East Coast. The Patriots then began starting their own brutal regime, by brainwashing innocent people to become members of the Patriots and killing undesirable people by using typhus. After the Patriots expand towards the Plains Nation, they began wiping out war clans and tribes. Duncan Page was one of the victims.
The Patriots then use brainwashed cadets to assassinate Texas officials to start a war between Texas and the California Commonwealth, so that Jack Davis and the Patriots can take over the continental United States. However, their plan backfires when Miles Matheson and the others exposes the Patriots' crimes to Texas. Jack Davis was arrested and Texas launches an attack against the Patriots. The Patriot-Texas war lasted for six months, with all the Patriots killed. In the aftermath of war, Washington D.C. was taken over by the Texas Rangers, with the White House being captured, thus ending the Patriots' cruel dictatorship.