Dictators are merely misunderstood, and higher living standards are a symptom of pernicious influences like "westernization".
westernization is the dominant factor in the significant growth of death-wish believers among Muslim women.
Of course it is in externals that westernization is most pronounced.
Once in control of an Oriental country, the European rulers were bound to favour its westernization for a variety of reasons.
China remembered the processes of westernization which she had had to answer with the Boxer Uprising in 1900.
And it is precisely this gambler's interest which westernization has more or less destroyed.
westernization hurts too many cherished prejudices and vested interests not to arouse chronic resistance.
And there can be no doubt that such westernization was thereby greatly furthered.
The good and the evil of westernization are alike mostly clearly evident among the ranks of the educated élites.
1873, noun of action from westernize (see west). Earliest reference is to Japan.
[The mikado's] late rapid and radical progress in westernization (to evolve a word that the Japanese will need) justifies great expectations of him. [Coates Kinney, "Japanning the English Language," "The Galaxy," July-Dec. 1873]