Nazi Germany was inside the capitalist core, so it falls out of the scope of my question above. Now, what is the present Chinese regime like _in concrete terms_? Would the Chinese masses have more democracy if the Chinese state ceased to exist, or at least become significantly "weaker," _under the present domestic and international conditions_? (Also, what does it mean to have a "weak nation-state" in concrete terms?) If so, why? If not, why not?