As a young pupil activist in nineteen eighties Communist Poland, Tomasz Siemoniak—like several pro-democracy campaigners entire world-wide—looked up to The united states as a beacon of freedom.

“We ended up fascinated by democracy, particularly by American democracy,” stated Mr. Siemoniak, who afterwards served as his country’s defense minister and is now an opposition lawmaker.

Then arrived the Nov. 3 election and an American president who sought to overturn the success with statements of systemic electoral fraud and egged on supporters who then stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to protect against Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory. There has been no proof of common electoral fraud.

“What has took place demonstrates that absolutely nothing is permanently, that heritage has not ended, and that even the foundations of the entire world are altering,” Mr. Siemoniak stated.

With President-elect Joe Biden established to be sworn in on Wednesday behind a monitor of hefty security, democratic leaders and people preventing for democracy all over the entire world say the upheaval in the U.S. has remaining them shaken. And authoritarian governments, like people of America’s biggest strategic rivals China and Russia, are touting what they say is the superiority of their possess political methods.