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Old July 5, 2013, 03:00 PM
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Default End of the democratic experiment in Egypt

So those following the news must have heard that the first democratically elected and civilian leader in Egyptian history has been removed by the army, Pakistan style.

Looks like chaos will reign supreme with the possibility of a civil war or insurgency waged by the Brotherhood.

But this brings to the fore an interesting question/observation. In most Muslim countries, even when the majority of the population favors civilian, representative forms of governance (not necessarily secular Washingtonian democracy), why is there such a prevelance of autocracy? Is it because there are always external forces at play or is it because the real power brokers in all Muslim countries are always non-democratic? I am inclined to believe its both.

Discuss.
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