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Submitted by myth (Germany), Feb 11, 2011 at 16:22

From my viewpoint there are only few a deeply rooted western democracies: USA,UK,France,Switzerland,Israel. What they all have in common is they see their version of democracy as essential to their national identity. That is the key, I believe. Should the egyptian people for example find pleasure in the idea being the first arabic democratic country and accept this achievement as the defining characteristic of their national identity I believe the process would succeed regardless of islamic obstacles.

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