Will These Youth Protests Spread to Asia’s Corrupted Democracies?

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  1. t_co

    t_co Senior Member Senior Member

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    Will These Youth Protests Spread to Asia’s Corrupted Democracies? | The Diplomat

    Are these guys full of crap, or are they on to something?
     
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  3. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Usually these kinds of protests and revolutions happen in homogeneous countries which India clearly is not and neither is pakistan.
     
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    t_co Senior Member Senior Member

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    Not sure where you're getting the data points to back up your claim. Brazil is not an ethnically homogeneous country, not by a long shot. Nor is Syria. Nor is Turkey, for that matter.
     
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    At the very least they are all linguistically homogenous, so it is easy for people to connect and communicate with each other. In India, the national language is spoken by only 40% of the population, and the language of the Internet, English, by maybe 10%. Neither does India have a history of successful revolutions....the fatalist nature of the Hindu religion teaches that one's fate is pre-ordained and in addition, the vast majority of people seek to actively avoid conflict by instead migrating to other countries or resorting to corruption at the expense of others.

    It's a wonder the country stays together and manages to somehow plod forward at all.
     

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