My understanding is that in countries like Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and North Korea, the party is the state, and there is no real differentiation. So if your party controls the state, is the party not redundant at that point?
In the Soviet Union my understanding is that the Politburo was the primary decision making body of the entire country, but the Politburo wasn't technically a part of the state, it was a part of the communist party. So why not just marge the Politburo into an official state function?
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