The Secret Driving Force Behind Mongolia's Successful Democracy
State Great Hural Ulaanbaatar United States
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Twenty-five years after Mongolias first free and democratic election, the country is commemorating the peaceful revolution that radically changed this country. Throughout these celebrations, we are reflecting on both the result of the changes of the past 25 years and the means by which those changes occurred. Not only are Mongolians marking the occasion, the nation is finally being heralded by the international community as an example of peaceful democratization.In my role as a member of the State Great Hural parliament of Mongolia, I am often asked, How did you manage to do it Or, less frequently now, How did we never notice Mongolias democracy before Hearing these queries so frequently prompted me to seriously reflect upon the process by which Mongolia transformed from a Soviet satellite state into a robust and thriving democracy.
- Government and Political Science