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“Like India, why could democracy not take roots in Pakistan despite the fact that both the countries share a common past? - Political Science

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“Like India, why could democracy not take roots in Pakistan despite the fact that both the countries share a common past?

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Factors which have contributed in building stable democracy in Pakistan:

1. The social dominance of the military, clergy and landowning aristocracy has led to the frequent overthrow of elected Governments and the establishment of military government.

2. Pakistan's conflict with India has made the pro-military groups more powerful. These groups often say that the democratic government can harm security in Pakistan, so the Army's stay can make Pakistan more powerful than India.

3. The lack of genuine important support to Pakistan is also one of the factors for the dominance of the military. The United States and other western countries have encouraged military rule in Pakistan for their own benefits

Concept: Introduction of Democratic Politics and Capitalism in Post-communist Regimes
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