Certainly, understanding how a region's culture is connected to the politics of that region is incredibly important when comparing the politics of different regions. For instance, one must be able to understand how religion, indigenous traditions, social changes, and the like play into how people relate to politics in a certain area. The political structures of different places cannot simply be compared without understanding the cultural, social, and religious contexts of the different areas. Additionally, because of colonialism and globalization, one cannot examine political culture without understanding how colonialism and globalization have affected the political culture of different regions. In many Global South nations, there are sharp contrasts between the ruling classes (economically and politically), who generally have benefitted from globalization, often descendants of colonizers (think of how many Mexican presidents are heavily Spanish-descended), and the common folk who tend to be indigenous to the area and who practice more indigenous-rooted ways of living. One must be able to analyze these dynamic realities within political cultures in order to make critically thoughtful political comparisons.