Unformatted text preview: leading power in Asia and second globally to the US. Their respect for the US in the preceding statement leads me to believe that they are a strategic partner. 2. Is there a connection between level of economic development and democracy? Why? What examples does East Asia offer? Modernization theory suggests that China will gravitate towards democracy as it gets wealthier. As China becomes more educated, they will develop a large middle class with designs towards democracy. This is what has historically happened in countries such as South Korea and Taiwan; as they became “middle income countries” they moved from dictatorships to democracy....
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course LITERATURE LIT 101 taught by Professor Stault during the Spring '11 term at Albany State University.
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