Probably, but the question is who or what Yawah actually is? Or maybe there is no Yawah, but something else just as amusing. Don't underestimate our esteemed writer. I very much doubt that he will disappoint.
Ah well, I was making a generalization about third world countries. As the original poster never actually specified what debts or third world countries he was speaking on, I could only make assumptions. True my... comparison... was perhaps a bit rash, but I stand by my point. When I think of third world countries though, I think of African countries. The original "third world" saying was actually a reference to non-democratic and non-communist countries, most of which existed in Africa. I know the word has taken on new meaning in the last few decades, but I don't think any European country was an original third world country was it?
Well seeing as the government is consistently having to shore up its own military forces in order to maintain loyalty, I'd say their position is getting continually weaker. They also don't seem to have much real influence outside the city walls. The Peoples' Resistance seems like its building a solid foundation in the bandit caves, but if they were found they could easily be slaughtered. Of course in this world, unlike ours, people have super psychic powers. Its a fictional universe, where one man can grow to a level of strength as to rain down massive destruction on entire groups of men. While this kind of power benefits both the army and the guerrilla force, I'd say it would aid a guerrilla more. Add that to the fact that while the army DOES seem to use this power, it at least seems to avoid using it in their primary forces. I'd say that the Peoples' Resistance has a pretty slim chance of victory in the beginning, but assuming that they can avoid having their base of operations discovered (or that they have an appropriate escape/backup plan) they will only grow and the Army will continue to lose men. Of course, maybe I'm overestimating the role the "Gift" will play in this conflict, but I doubt it.
You could go on the unlikely offshoot that Yawah is in fact this world's god. That he grants his followers special powers that are similar but still not the same as the psy's. That (at least in this god's opinion) psy's are evil. Or perhaps, the god is pissed that some humans are naturally obtaining abilities that it restricts to its devout. No body says the god has to be nice. I definitely could see Yawah ending up being real in this game, but is that the most likely answer? Probably not.
I never stated that democracy was the greatest government. I just said that you reminded me of an old saying. In fact, I believe I finished that paragraph by stating that both communism and democracy have their pros and cons. The purpose of this thread has never been, nor will it ever be, trying to show the superiority of one form of government over another. I merely brought it up, because you seemed bent on turning this topic from the broad sense that I originally intended, to a direct attack at particular form of government.
Also, as you state, there are many forms of government that can outclass democracy. What matters is that particular governments execution, and for that matter the values by which you judge a government. A dictatorship can be great assuming it is a benevolent dictatorship, but unfortunately that is rarely the case due, in part, to the last "underlying human problem of politics" (Hey, I managed to stay on topic) I listed, corruption. I will agree that in theory Communism can be magnificent form of government, but only if you disregard the human factor. You are giving man great power, and he will abuse it. If a communist society could be made with a proper way to combat the innate flaws of its human government then it would be magnificent, but the same could be said of all forms of government.
WITH "the underlying human problems of politics" (Still staying on topic) you can hardly even compare different forms of government against each other in a practical sense, only theoretically. And theory is irrelevant if it can't be put to practice. There are certainly other arguments that could be made for or against different types of government (largely in theory and not practice), but that would stray from the original topic of this thread.
I don't suppose anyone else has a human trait that could be said to affect the entire government system. I know I kind of hogged up a lot of it with "corruption", but I think I really only hit on one facet of corruption.
Awww... nobody? I refuse to continue ranting by myself :P
I honestly think that it IS the governments role to cater to its people. If the people suffer for it, then they have only themselves to blame. But then that's an opinion. Ultimately all when can have is an opinion. As what is "best" depends on your values. And values vary from person to person.
Creating a sense of Nationalism can hardly be called a worthy end when the means is the suppression of your people's will, but that, once again, is merely my own opinion. But then having my own opinion (assuming it was considered seditious) could be considered a bad thing by you, couldn't it?
I'm quite certain that my sister told me that she had to leave due to an issue with her daughters passport (when I said "hers was just fine" earlier I was referring to my sisters). I wouldn't say that she was kicked out, but that she was simply a victim of circumstance.. That being said, this happened years ago and I can't really recall the details.
Its true that China has a vastly large population and this could partially account for the statistics I was citing earlier, but can you honestly tell yourself that it accounts for the entire thing? That sometimes the censorship they use isn't corrupt? That on rare occasion they do things for themselves and not for the greater good? It my personal belief that this happens quite often, but I'm fairly certain it won't be yours. That being said... I doubt even you believe that they are always looking out for their people. That EVERY act is for the greater good. Despite what their propaganda might say.
And if after all that you still believe that everything I say is incorrect or simply idiotic, then I will concede the point to you as we are currently derailing the thread.