stagnated and N. Korea dipped into mass starvation.
The difference in development showedin the strength of the op
position. Myanmar‟s opposition was isolated and crushed while N.
Korean resistance has been non-existent. Moreover the widespread Libyan resistance becamehighly organised, motivated and successfully brought an end to the regime. The correlationbetween human development and political risk in autocratic regimes is shown to be verystrong and by all rights Kuhn (2011) advises autocrats to rethink rapid human development asit may bring about their demise. However this alone may not be enough, a number of otherfactors must exist in order to turn the largest ever youth cohorts against the regime and facethe risks.Firstly
as a result of the said human development Kuhn (2011) finds that the young people‟s
expectations of employment, social advancement and marriage which will lead them toadulthood create anxiety, tension and unrest. Without the fulfilment of these expectations the
cohorts of youth are in a state of „extended adolescence‟ which may lead to aforementioned
tension and then action within society especially among the very much capable youthgenerations. But for this to occur there needs to be a high level of disaffection with theregime for the youth to face the risks of a revolt.
Evidence of youth frustration as highlighted by Kuhn (2011) can be seen in the work of otherscholars. Schraeder and Redissi (2011) highlight the most acclaimed reason for youthfrustration
underemployment and unemployment:
Unemployment had risen to 14 percent in 2010, with the figure for those aged 15 to 24 years
a hugechunk of the populace in a typically "youth-predominant" developing-world society
exceeding 30percent. Strikingly, the well-educated were especially affected. More than 45 percent of collegegraduates could not
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find work in a country that offered its citizens higher learning but no job prospects
. (Schrader and Redissi, 2011:7-8)As mentioned, unemployment places severe pressure on the youth who are unable toprogress, achieve their aspirations or even buy food.Further frustration was a result of the economic crisis - rising food prices, other rising basiccommodity prices as well as rising costs of education, health care etc. The food prices havethe most impact on people and due to development and changing diets, Arab states had thehighest
Caloric consumption per capita per day for key UN developing regions,