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"a governing system in which, although elections take place, citizens are cut off from knowledge about the activities of those who exercise real power because of the lack of civil liberties" --wikipedia
"Political posturing, also known as political grandstanding, political theatre, or 'kabuki', is the use of speech or actions to gain political support through emotional or affective appeals" --wikipedia
Calibrated social impact of 505 (Truth vs. Falsehood, 2005)
the Aukus alliance
"a new three-way strategic defence alliance between Australia, the UK and US, initially to build a class of nuclear-propelled submarines, but also to work together in the Indo-Pacific region, where the rise of China is seen as an increasing threat, and develop wider technologies." --theguardian.com
proliferation of nuclear weapons
"the spread of nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons technology, or fissile material to countries that do not already possess them. The term is also used to refer to the possible acquisition of nuclear weapons by terrorist organizations or other armed groups." --britannica.com