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Thread: Why Different Countries Reach A Common Point

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    Re: Why Different Countries Reach A Common Point

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Russia does not have a representative Democracy sorry buddy.
    They do in theory, and for a while it functioned more or less like one. They're not all the way there but they seem to be overall moving in that direction. Compare Russia now to Russia a few decades ago. Russia elects a legislature, even if there's voting flaws its closer than they were.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    No. Israel wants to blow up Iran and Iran wants to blow up Israel. I honestly see no common point there other than they both want bombs.
    Did I mention either country? What does that have to do with anything? And you're discussing foreign policy, not domestic, which is what this thread is about.
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    Re: Why Different Countries Reach A Common Point

    Some countries, like USA reach towards economic prosperity, and making the general populace more well off. Other countries, like Pakistan, reach towards nuclear weapons when the people don't even have proper vaccines for relatively preventable diseases.
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    Re: Why Different Countries Reach A Common Point

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Russia is nowhere close to having representative democratic political structures or a social safety net.

    To answer your question, I think it is very difficult for a command economy to ever develop very far economically in the first place. And as people become wealthier, they also become better educated and better connected, and therefore more likely to be concerned about democracy and social safety nets and whatnot.

    In many parts of the world, people expect nothing from their government...and the government provides it. As you move up the economic ladder, people start to expect more from their governments.
    Russia there want t o get in EU becuase part of Russia is i n european.thiis will b e big mistake for EU to let this.

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