Recently I had occasion to visit The Netherlands, mainly Utrecht and Rotterdam. They were both fantastically livable cities, with people and services focussed on making life easy and good. Cycle ways, parking, roads and paths all significant investments in quality of life.
I loved it there.
There are those who claim democracy is just the best thing, and that everyone should have it. In the USA they want to force it on people. But we can see their democratically elected leaders — some believe that slavery was better than social welfare. Some believe that there is a form of “legitimate rape”. If that is democracy it is easy to see why many would not want it.