In BUS584, we had a guest speaker, John Christman, who worked in Kazakhstan as part of the team building their legal system after their achieved statehood as part of the CIS. The most depressing part was that he didn't see a coordinated effort to establish laws, education, and other reforms. I think part of this is his very left leanings (go education by challenge!). I wanted him to compare and contrast the nation-building that occurred after WWII to his nation-building experience. There were clear experiments after WWII, e.g. Taiwan got all of its land redistributed, but the Philippines had its land still held by the big 10 families. I would want to see the lessons learned from our WWII experiments applied to our current development policies. And I'd think that they would have been applied. But maybe there weren't enough smart people interested in creating a structure capable of delivering the goals.