Can someone give me just some main similarities between the political systems of these countries please? Germany, China, Mexico, Nigeria
These can be described as Authoritarian Rulers.
Shortly before the turn of the century, colonization took an upsurge. British economist John Atkinson Hobson dates 1884 to 1914 as a period of what is now called new imperialism. This was nothing other than the authoritarian use of power by monarchical or democratic governments for the purpose of expanding their empires. Ascendancy over other lands was achieved either by direct acquisition or by indirect domination of their political and economic affairs.
Overthrowing authoritarian rule can indeed bring relief. But it is also true, as a Burmese proverb observes, that “only with a new ruler do you realize the value of the old.” Who can guarantee that what was bad will not be replaced by something even worse?
Today the word Nationalism is talked about as the modern term to unify the Nations.
In every nation similar feelings are promoted by politicians who know that a strong nationalistic spirit serves their purposes well. But their purpose may not be in the best interest of people. In an article entitled “Nationalism Is Alien to True Patriotism,” columnist Sydney J. Harris observed: “Nationalism means ‘going along’ with a Hitler or a Stalin or any other tyrant who waves the flag, mouths obscene devotion to the Fatherland, and meanwhile tramples the rights of people.”
Is it not all too obvious that human rule in its every form has been found inadequate? And yet people continue to search for the ideal government. Two outstanding examples of the disappointment to which this can lead, plunging entire nations into the depths of despair with “no comforter,” There are basic reasons why human leadership must fail. For one thing, mankind’s Creator says: “It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.” (Jer. 10:23 . Very soon the scripture of Daniel 2:44 will be fulfilled and the world will have the supreme Ruler Jehovah God, who exercises absolute sovereign authority over the universe, visible and invisible, by virtue of being the Creator and Life-Giver.—Da 4:17, 25, 35; 1Ti 1:17
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