In a democracy the government has less control over how people spend their time and what they believe. People are free to join clubs, political parties and other groups. In a dictatorship there's just one leader who has total control over the party and the country.
European colonization introduced modern technology and expanded commerce in Southwest Asia.
Europeans were successful in taking entire control of Asia. Due o the boom of industrial expansion in Britain and other European countries, many Europeans established power over Asians. Britain annexed Burma, Penang and Malaya states thereby expressing its domination and superiority in south west Asia. The phenomenon of imperialism by Europe which was called new imperialism had seen the conquests of all empires in Asia and thereby surrendering to the dominance of European countries.
The concept of 'white man' burden' enabled the Europeans in civilizing the less gifted and less fortunate in south west Asia. Asia witnessed the colonial imperialism which brought light to many fields and it was also striving towards the age of modernity and development.