This was a thought that just entered my mind the other day. When India got independence there seemed to be a very strong alliance between India and USSR. If I were to think of the only one thing that India and USSR had similar amounts of, it was corruption. The communist government had converted the USSR into a terribly corrupt system where everything had to be bought by money because nothing was legally permitted. In India it was perhaps only the politicians who were corrupt. Today as India changes its International policies to better accommodate US in the grand scheme of things, I wonder if the Corruption Power Parity that was sky high once has evened out? Is US political system becoming as corrupt as India?