We are not the only place in the world that has suffered from the decrease in democracy. Countries all around the world has retreated away from democracy.
Venezuela – President Nicolas Maduro extended his authoritatian rule with a profoundly flawed presidential election characterized by bans on prominent opposition cnadidates and voter intimidation. Maduro has presided over an economic collapse and accompanying humanitarian crisis that has left million struggling to meet their basic needs.
Nicaragua – President Daniel Ortega pursued a ferocious crackdown on nationwide antigovernment protest movement, with violence by state forces and allied armed groups resulting in hundreds of deaths.
Brazil – Right-wing populist candidate Jair Bolsonaro captured Brazil’s presidency after a contentious preelection period that featured disinformation campaigns and incited political violence. He was steeped in disdain for democratic principles and aggressive pledge to wipe out corruption and violent crime, which turned out to curtail freedom of the press, and attacked political opponents as the enemy of the state.
Journalists and activists in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and other post soviet countries operated under perilous conditions, risking arrest, violence, and even death for their independent reporting. In Russia, several Russian journalists died under suspicious circumstances.
Hungray – Prime Minister Viktor Orban has presided over one of the most dramatic declines within the European Union. He worked on a methodically to deny critical voices a platform in the media or civil society. He and his right-wing natinalist Fedesz party easlyl defended their parliamentary supermajority in 2018 electins Soon there after the government forced the closure of Central European University, evicting its vibrant academic community.
Poland - The conservative Law and Justice party led by Jaroslaw Kaczysnski, who played a dominant political role despite holding no formal executive position – laid waste to the country’s legal framework by asserting political control over the entire judiciary. It included attempts to force the retirement of Supreme Court judges and gain partisan influence over the selection of election commission members.
MEDIA INDEPENDENCE – Attacks on the media has risen at alarming rates across Europe with Austria new right-wing government putting pressure on the public broadcasting, while Czech prime minister Andrej Babis drew on closely allied media outlets to combat unflattering scandals. In Slovakia, investigative reporter Jan Kuciak was shot to death in his home after uncovering corrupt links between government officials andorganized crime.
There is not enough room to mention the many other countries who have shifted away from democracies toward authoritarian governments.
This has been all made possible by the actions of Donald Trump, and has created for the first time in modern history, a world where there are more non-democratic countries than democratic countries. According to Freedom House, the United States has been placed on “A Fledging Democracy” list for the very first time.
These current events in America are like what you would see in a third world country or like the ones I mentioned above.