ChAPTER 39 -- Part 2: Rebirth and Revolution: -- Part 9
The triumph of democracy over apartheid in South Africa was the start of democratic change in this region.
Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, became a democracy in 1999 after new assertions of military control.
The authoritarian system in Indonesia was overthrown at this point and replaced with competitive elections.
There was a surge in 2004.
In Georgia and Ukraine, authoritarian leaders were replaced with democratic elections.
In former Soviet republics in central Asia, there were also stirrings.
The American invasion of Iraq gave rise to greater democracy in several Arab countries.
Local elections in Saudi Arabia were openly con tested.
The vote was granted to women.
The Palestinians held an election in Israel.
Key regimes, such as Egypt, continued to suppress political opposition.
Most of the region haditarian systems.
It is the first time that democracy has spread so widely among so many different societies.
China, North Korea, and parts of the Middle East and central Asia all held together.
The major democratic demonstration in Beijing in 1989 echoed the global democratic current but was brutally put down.
The Chinese regimes wanted rapid economic change with insistence on one-party rule, an exception to democratic gains.
Chinese troops march on the political government to yield to their political demands on June 4, 1989.
On one hand, the government and the party have taken control of Tiananmen Square.
The protesters had been demanding for weeks every possible measure to treat and rescue the fast for a more open, democratic system.
They have held several dialogues with one-party control.
The military move caused hundreds of deaths with representatives of the students who were on a hunger strike.
China was different from the other countries in the hope that the students would stop their hunger strike societies that were establishing new democracies at that time.
The dialogues didn't yield the results that were expected.
China continued to shout demagogic slogans.
The interesting experiment with authoritarian politics has students saying that they can't control economic change.
The following document, from a leading communist party of affairs, will likely lead to serious consequences which none of us want to see.
The document has a mixture of demonstrators and protesters.
There have been many incidents of people breaking into specific Chinese as well as communist traditions concerning local party and government organs, along with beating, smashing, politics and order, in some standard government claims about the nature of protest with places.