- Dec 22, 2014
- Reaction score
- Wessex and Mercia
The Qing dynasty introduced democracy in the late 19th century, with elections in 1907, 1909 and 1912.It's more than that though. If the CCP were to lose power chaotically rather than through a process there would be a real risk of societal breakdown. The scenario of hundreds of millions of refugees is not a pretty one, China has never known Democracy, Mao beat another dictator, Chang Kai-shek. Taiwan was a One Party State until 1991.
The one-party state started in 1927, followed by Mao's dictatorship in 1949.