Compare the reasons for successes and failures of democracy movements in Asia and Africa
Democracy means the government by the people.(4) The historians and philosophers of the Aegean world invented the term, situated it within a larger political vocabulary, again of their own invention, and provided a mode of politi-
cal analysis that enjoyed authority well into modern times. Greek political institutions did not survive; Greek political theory did. Democracy was handed down and was spread all around the world; now with majority of the world as democracy as their government with few minority exceptions such as communism. Various countries of all regions went through democracy movements in some part of their history and those democracy movements determined their government type for a long time; even until now. However in order to be successful in democracy movements, countries in Asia and Africa needed to have strong leaders, internal unity within the people, stable economy, and foreign support (especially western), and lastly hope.
In order for a country to prosper, a strong leader and a stable economy are indeed necessary. In order for a country to obtain success in a major movement such as a democracy movement that will change their government, a strong educated leader is a necessity in leading to success. South Korea is a great example of a country in Asia that was successful in their democracy movement. South Korea used to be a harsh dictatorship country under Lee Seung Man. Lee Seung Man was corrupted, inept, and led South Korea’s economy to the fall. Under a harsh repression of a military dictatorship, small hope for democracy started under Park Jung Hee. (5) Park Jung Hee was also a dictator but he was a strong leader that greatly improved South Korea with strong leadership. He was the strong leader to improve South Korea’s economy with the Sae-Ma-Eul (3) movement that led to the rise of the middle class. He insisted on supporting on...