When we see reports about North Korea, we are shown rows of soldiers marching in lockstep. Old newsreels of Hitler’s armies and Soviet troops show us the same thing. There’s a REASON that dictatorial regimes that want to control the minds of their populace concentrate on building up their armies and parading them around. It’s not just to show the world their military might, it’s because moving in harmony (or seeing OTHERS moving that way) can make people feel more connected to one another and, as a result, lead to collective action (could this be one reason for cheerleaders too?)
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