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.
Some trains on major railway lines have Comrades, in accordance with a decision made by the Standing, which caused communications to stop.
The Beijing-Guangzhou Committee and the State Council have convened a meeting here line after some Committee of the CPC Central Committee, the party Central thing happened to our trunk line.
A train from Fuzhou was stopped.
The train was stuck at the central for several hours and was full of party, government, and army people.
If no quick action is taken to turn the turmoil in a clear-cut manner, we will have a nationwide emergency and we will have to resort to effective measures to restore order.
The current situation in the capital is not good.
Time and time have been undermined by our party and government.
As a result of great efforts, the situation had begun to cool down after the beginning of May.
The situation has become more turbulent because of the fervent patriotic spirit, wishing to push forward reform.
This is similar to have been involved in demonstrations.
Many institutions of the goals which the party and government have striven to higher learning have come to a standstill.
There are traffic jams.
Many of the questions were taken place everywhere.
The leading views of the party and government have already influenced the work of the party, and public security has been very positive in improving the work of the party.
The government has been undermined by all this.
The normal order of production, work, study, and everyday life onstrations, boycotts of class, and even hunger strikes to make of the people in the whole municipality were willfully used by the people.
Some activities on the petitions have damaged social stability and will not be beneficial for the state affairs of the Sino-Soviet summit.
One reason for us to take a clear-cut stand is China's international image and prestige.