Is the world getting better or worse?

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Nov 29, 20

The percentage of people worldwide living in politically oppressive regimes is the lowest it's ever been.

Throughout the 19th century, more than a third of the population lived in colonial regimes and almost everyone else lived in autocratically ruled countries (where one person has unlimited power). As of 2015, more than every second person in the world (50%+) lives in a democracy.