Then he also went on a dispatch to Berlin later that year and again something happened that year (the wall fell). The point here is that in Taiwan we lifted off our martial law that year. The first presidential election was 6-7 years after that. So the democratization began exactly the same year as the internet or as personal computers did which means that digital natives were the first generation who could actually participate politically. This creates an entirely different dynamic compared to what we see in older democracies because (in those countries) digital natives commonly were apathetic to politics or not interested in mobilization or things like that.

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