If you don't understand it, I cannot explain it.
What insult?Your attempted insult has no relevence to what it is in reply to.
You haven't heard of the british empire? I find that....odd.Well good on you to have discovered that the earliest democracies came from the Iran/Iraq regions. Showing off your knowledge on this does not change the reality that the US is the first dominant power which is global and which speaks the language of democracy.
Why is it whenever people say things like this I get the feeling I have boots older than they are?Tienanmen Square is some time ago now. I am sorry you have no more recent idea of how things are in China which has changed enormously since this time. For many years they have been quieting the masses with talks that they are thinking over the best form of democracy. I understand they have come up with a concept called 'people's democracy' which I have not read but which has raised a few eyebrows.
At any rate they are not, in point of fact, "quieting the masses." source
Social unrest is on the rise in China, according to an analysis by a Chinese think-tank.
The country is grappling with more acute social problems than ever before, according to a report from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Crime is also up, despite a nationwide campaign to shore up social stability.
Although continued economic growth has provided a greater number of jobs, China has seen more social conflict in 2009 than before.
The report on China's social trends sounds a stark warning to policy makers.
The authors believe deep resentment has been accumulating over the past few decades against unfairness and power abuses by government officials at various levels.
They quote six large-scale popular protests - from taxi strikes to unrest in central China in June - involving tens of thousands of people.
This does not include the rioting in the north-western region of Xinjiang, where nearly 200 people were killed in early July........
If the 20th century is anything to go by, they will affect it..........badly.It looks more likely that instead of democracy they will continue as they did at Tienanmen Square and as they still do now. Ending protests with the police or army. The point was that it might do well to consider how a dominant world power with this frame of reference would influence the world.