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Iraq in 10 years from now

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Submitted by sevilla (India), May 11, 2012 at 04:30

The big question is whether Iraq will remain even remotely democratic after tasting so briefly the right to vote for their officials or whether they will sink back in to the tribal mentalities that they have lived with for decades past. If they do remain even a little bit democratic, one would hope that this will slowly change the mindset of the people and make them easier to deal with in the future. But with Iran influencing everything so closely and the Shia component, it is doubtful that anything will bear fruit in this matter.

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