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My question is very general, but I'm not sure how to phrase it differently.
I'm thinking about the end of Apartheid in South Africa, the end of fascist regimes in Europe and Asia, and the end of communism in the USSR.

People who lived in those regimes and supported those ideologies, at least in their tacit acceptance of them, later lived in a world where they were no longer viable. I'm especially curious about the countries where ideologies were so radical and influential, such as the nationalistic movements in some countries. It seems that, in some cases, the same people maintained power while upholding, or seeming to uphold, different ideals.

Is there some predictable chain of events, or a generalized explanation? If not, can you provide information about the regimes I've mentioned above? I'm also interested in the politico-ideological state during the regime's decline.

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closed as not a real question by Tom Au, Steven Drennon May 24 '13 at 20:19

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Ros, your question here is way too broad and way too subjective. We strive to have questions that can be clearly answered without speculation, opinion, or discussion. If you can, please modify it to something that meets that criteria. Otherwise we may have to close it. – Steven Drennon Oct 27 '12 at 14:12
Thank you, I'll modify it. – GregRos Oct 27 '12 at 16:26
@StevenDrennon: I agree with you that this question is too broad to be answered, and vote to close/delete. – Tom Au May 24 '13 at 16:01