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In 1949, an auther by the name of Eric Arthur Blair, best known by his pen name as George Orwell, published a novel about what may happen to the world if it was a
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A possible rendition of "Big Brother."

totalitarian society and that the countries of the world were divided into three 'super states' called Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia. The book focuses on Winston Smith, who lives in what is called London in the real world, as he tries to keep his love with Julia a secret from the lawless world that is Oceania. Thankfully, Orwell's depiction of the future seems to be just fiction, for the world isn't like how the book describes it. However, things in the world, including the United States, are slowly appearing to have attributes that the world of 1984 have.

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Changing The United States?

There are things that the United States are starting to have in common with the Inner Party in the lines of rules and control. While the U.S. is still staying close to the freedom of speech that's in the Bill of Rights, as well as respect the privacy of its people, even the country has limited certain things, as well as make laws that may be pushing certain limits. Some of these include:

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Stop Online Piracy Act
People who upload certain things just for show could have their online acounts deleted due to possible copyright issues.
Why 2012 is starting to look like 1984
National Defense Authorization Act
Raises questions as to who the people on certain websites (Ex. Wikileaks and Anonymous) really are, with some people believing terrorists could be involved.
Why 2012 is starting to look like 1984
Telecom Immunity
U.S. Court of Appeals has passed a law that has enabled immunity to telecommunicators from lawsuits if they pass information to the government.
Why 2012 is starting to look like 1984
Social Security System
People are now required to have a serial number as another means of identification.
It's like 1984 all over again
Economic Classes
Much like in the novel, there are three classes of economic levels
It's like 1984 all over again
V Chip
Gives parents control on what their children can watch on television
It's like 1984 all over again
Control through Apple devices
Apple announced plans of creating software that is capable of detecting and disabling recording devises during live performaces.
Apple's Orwellian Censorship Patent
Surveillance Cams
Surveillance cameras are being used everywhere, from office spaces to street corners.
Top 10 Orwellian Nightmares That Already Exist
Private Constantly being Violated
FBI is allowed to listen in on phone conversations and read e-mails with the power given to them via the Patriot Act.
Top 10 Orwellian Nightmares That Already Exist
The Healthy Forest
Initiative
Created to fight forest fires and protect nature, but still allows logging to continue. (Think doublespeak)
Pro and Con of the Healthy Forest Initiative

An Orwellian World

As well as the United States, the world is also becoming a world Orwell described in his novel, if some haven't already. Certain countries who despise other countries will try and make them look bad and try and make what the country believe in is right. Some of these examples include:
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Kim Jong il
The previous leader of North Korea, Kim Jong il, used propaganda to make his ideals seem right and make America look bad.
North Korean regime truly Orwellian
United Kingdom Parliament
In the United Kingdom, it was revealed that the British Parliament was, in fact, upholding and replacing information, similar to the Ministry of Truth in the novel.
The UK gets an Orwellian Ministry of Truth for real
Kim Jong-un
Kim Jong-un, the current leader of North Korea and the son of the late Kim Jong il, is continuing his father's ideals and even made threats to America.
Kim Jong-un Will Threaten U.S. Bases With Nukes If He Isn’t Assassinated or Overthrown
Chinese Government
In China, the president claimed to have economic equality as one of his main issues to fix, but a law student from Beijing University posted that she saw how unfair the government was truly being.
George Orwell's China?
The Golden Age of China 2013
Chinese author, Chan Koon-Chung, released a novel similar to George Orwell's 1984, and that book, called Shengshi Zhongguo 2013, which translates to the Golden Age of China 2013, is slowly changing the political view of China.
Orwellian China
Censorship in China
In 2012, Mo Yan, the winner of the Nobel Prize at the same year, agrees that rumors that are spread in China should be censored.
An Orwellian Moment at the Swedish Academy: Laureate Defends Chinese Censorship
Argentina's media reform law
In Argentina, President Cristina Kirchner has passed a law that divides media to be owned by the government, private companies, and non-governmental organizations. However, Argentinians are uneasy because the law may affect their freedom of press.
Argentina: Orwellian state or media reformer?
Plans of Human Rights in Australia
In Australia, Human Rights Commission chairwoman Gillian Briggs is trying to have troubles solved by her and fellow bureaucrats.
Orwellian Manner
Cubans blame Raul for Death of Dissident
In Cuba, President Raul Castro has denied wrongdoings that result in death of Cuba's citizens, despite him getting blamed for yorturing his prisoners.
Cuba denies role in dissident death, detains more dissidents
Journalists Arrested Cause Outrage for Freedom of Press
In Turkey, freedom of press is getting stressed due to the arrest of around 76 journalists, 61 of them being confirmed at having direct connection to the activities.
Orwellian Accusations Levelled Against Journalists in Turkey
Citations

World
Macintyre, Ben. "North Korean regime truly Orwellian." Australian. n. page. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
Orlowski, Andrew. "After Leveson: The UK gets an Orwellian Ministry of Truth for real." Register. n. page. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
Sheppard, Noel. "Buchanan: Kim Jong Un Will Threaten U.S. Bases With Nukes If He Isn’t Assassinated or Overthrown." NewsBusters. n. page. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
de Tocqueville, William. "George Orwell's China." Diplomat. n. page. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
Vembu, Venkatesan. "Orwellian China." DNA. n. page. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
Fingleton, Eamonn. "An Orwellian Moment at the Swedish Academy: Laureate Defends Chinese Censorship." Forbes. n. page. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
Pizaro, Marcela. "Argentina: Orwellian state or media reformer?." Lightning Post. n. page. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
Bendle, Merv. "Orwellian manner ." Australian. n. page. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
"Cuba denies role in dissident death, detains more dissidents." M&C. n. page. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
"Orwellian Accusations Levelled Against Journalists in Turkey." Bianet. n. page. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
United States
Duncan, Geoff. "Why 2012 is starting to look like 1984." Digital Trends. n. page. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
Caminiti, Jason. "It's like 1984 all over again." n. page. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
Mathews, Jakomi. "Apple’s Orwellian Censorship Patent." Music Void. n. page. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
Runyon, Robert. "Top 5 Orwellian Nightmares That Already Exist." Mindhut. n. page. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
Bischel, David. "Pro and Con on the Healthy Forest Initiative / Bipartisan initiative will save California's forests." SFGate. n. page. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.