Pakistan paper 22 - Pakistanis don't agree about much, but...

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Pakistanis don’t agree about much, but one thing that everyone is concerned about is their president and military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf. He is facing his most serious political crisis since he seized power in 1999. Although the government is currently democratic, Musharraf is both the military leader and the president. So, what is the hope for political stability in Pakistan if Musharraf is elected out of power? Monadic democratic peace was the dominant force which leads Pakistan’s economic level to rise, due to the power takeover buy Pervez Musharraf. Enduring rivalries and deterrence can be related to international implications. Such as the enduring rivalry between India and Pakistan. Another element to be concerned about is the possibility of civil conflict and contagion due to the elections and opposition of reelecting Musharraf. While Pakistan is a democratic state, this means that it is more likely to be peaceful. Usually, stable democracies are less likely to engage in disputes with each other which could lead into war. Assuming that this is also true for matters inside the state, then the chance of civil conflict decreases. In addition to civil conflict, the chance of war with India will also hopefully be declined due to the fact that Pakistan and India are both democracies. In order to better understand the Pakistan situation in terms of a monadic democratic state, I am first going to explain how the expectations of democratic peace can affect both the possibilities of civil conflict and the enduring conflict between India and Pakistan. Commonly, democratic peace tells us that states which are democratic are less likely to engage in wars with both democracies and nondemocracies. It will be hard to determine the outcome of the conflict between India and Pakistan due to the elections and the hopes to take Musharraf out of presidency. To illustrate this, the research will consider the democratic state and the India specifically. To exercise this theory, I will 1
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determine the outcome for Musharraf staying in office, and also if Musharraf is taken out of presidency, assuming that Pakistan will remain a democracy. It will also be assumed that the democracy under Musharraf’s rein will consist of him as both president and military leader without a Prime Minister. It will also be assumed that without Musharraf in office, the democracy with consist of one president and another high authority to keep the democracy under a checks and balances system. In a monadic democracy, it includes just one democratic state which has its own power and government. States that are democratic are usually peaceful. This is known as democratic peace. Democracy is the Western liberalism competitor to the Soviet-style socialism. Francis Fukuyama suggested that: What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of postwar history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course RHETORIC 001 taught by Professor Evans during the Spring '08 term at University of Iowa.

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