About the last map
17 may 2004
There is a need to made some corrections here:
- Georgia (a country between Russia and Turkey) is now
democratic and should be marked blue.
The revolution of November 2003 was the classic example of "democratic
- Haiti is populistic and should be marked red. I mentioned that I was not able to
trace situation in all countries, especially in African, and Central
America Countries (actually Haiti was one of the reasons for that
my mistake because of the lack of data.
- There are some other countries for which I have not enough data
to determine political system, especially in Caribbean, West Africa,
Oceania. And unfortunately Armenia (a country close to Georgia).
- Referring to countries marked with yellow dots, "in a very short time" means
"before China" (i.e. in next 5-10 years). Some of these countries will
become democratic very soon like Russia or Pakistan, but with some
others like ex. Saudi Arabia or Burma is hard to predict anything for
- I did not marked some dependent countries like Tibet, because
there are still many of them, often with undefined borders.
- I was right about Iraqi. Using a historic comparison: the
situation here resembles a little Jewish part of Palestine during the
last years of
of British occupation or a national uprising in Massachusetts in 1775.
now the Americans play the role of British.
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