We have all seen the phenominal growth of China. The democracies seem to be in a state of panic as they lose ground to China in particular. The one party state with strict laws and punishments is now the number 2 economy. The number one economy is virtually bankrupt with a $17 trillion debt and a Government that can't do much because of the oppposition party. Just voting for the biggest handouts has bankrupted nearly all the democracies. The notable exceptions being Sweden, Australia and Switzerland. Human nature of greed and self interest may have made democracy a thing of the past. Most 3rd world democracies are ruining themselves with corruption, crime etc. The so-called Arab spring toppled dictators but they have nothing workable to replace them - just a disorganised rabble of factions. Perhaps there are supporters of democracy still out there but it's looking bad for the freedoms of speech, rule of law, fair regulations etc. that cost so much to win.