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  •  it wouldn't take much. (1+ / 0-)
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    organize a group that is informed in the language and culture or at the least, is willing to learn and spend the time learning.  get some anthropologists to give you input.  study conflict resolution and persuasion.  

    go abroad.  meet with the local people there.  live with them.  eat with them.  work with them.  you can't expect to go to another society, tell them what you think is right and how their society oughta be run, and then expect them not to kill you or boot you out.

    with time, if you can find out what the rationale for "tradition" or other behaviors/practices, and where the influence and power lies in the other culture, and where opportunities to intervene are, then you can make some progress.

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