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Foreign Leader Retirement Incentive

If the leader obtained Power in order to get rich....
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Consider the cost of going to war against some country with an Authoritarian leadership. The evidence of the past suggests this can be many billions of dollars --for one example, consider the invasion of Iraq to depose Saddam Hussein.

Now some folks with political power simply like having that political power, and this Idea probably won't work for them. But others have been known to use their position of political power to hugely enhance their own wealth (Marcos of the Philippines comes to mind).

So, suppose various nations who didn't like the authoritarian leader of some other nation decided to get together to offer that leader a retirement package? If, for example, the leader of North Korea was offered, say, 20 billion dollars to quit, would he take it ? (The amount offered should depend on various factors, including the projected cost of forcefully removing a particular leader from power.) If the leader accepts the retirement offer, then there would be one less bad guy in political power making other nations nervous.

Would the leader who replaces the one who retired be as bad as the one who retired? Only time will tell!

Vernon, Dec 24 2014

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       (starts running for election)
not_morrison_rm, Dec 25 2014

       Similar characteristics to the Peter principle.
cudgel, Dec 25 2014

       This is, surely, based on the presupposition that one has the right to interfere in the internal politics of other sovereign states?   

       However, it might work. I am pretty sure that China could raise the necessary money to oust the US president repeatedly, until they had one they liked.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 25 2014

       [MaxwellBuchanan], the notion is ethically no worse than hiring a foreign national, expecting him or her to leave a current job for your job-offer. In this case the "hiring" is about "retiring" instead.
Vernon, Dec 25 2014


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