One of the benefits of political instability in China was?


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  • Greater centralization of politics

It is often found that after bouts of political instability, a county's political system and figures become more centralized. This means that the government works more efficiently and is more able to protect and maintain the well being of its citizens and subjects.

  • Higher turnover of economic policy

If a county is experiencing political instability, as a result it will usually encounter a lot of changes in policy. This is because members of the government, or even whole parties, are replaced in favor of new ones. As a result, the new government or member of government does not have a loyalty to the policies of the previous government, and can introduce new policies as soon as they suspect that the policies of the old government have been unsuccessful. While this can be confusing and disruptive, it can also be beneficial to the economy, as ineffective economic policies are replaced frequently with more effective policies.

This benefit is not exclusive to economic policies either. Policies from all areas of the political forum can benefit from this high turn-over rate.

  • Population control

If citizens of the country are unhappy with their government and the way they are being treated, they may choose to leave the country in favor of another, more stable place. While this may cause problems for other countries, for the country in question, it means that the government has less people to take care of in forms of paying benefits, medical care and the sharing of resources, for example. China has been notorious in the past in its attempts to control the population (for example, its one child policy), and political instability may have brought the ever-expanding population under control.

However, there are also a lot of negative aspects to political instability, including conflict and the effect of instability on a country's international reputation.

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