Indian "Re-Balance" of 2037
India has long been a land of the haves and the have-nots. Traditionally, the powers that be have kept their power by dividing the massive populace between many political parties, thereby preventing an uprising of the poor and downtrodden.
In the election of 2037, this divide & conquer model finally failed. Leading the most unexpected of revivals, Tushar Ghandi is swept to power, and his “new Congress” party takes an absolute majority in parliament. Tushar immediately pushes through several pieces of legislation to do massive land reform and a 1-time excise tax on the wealthy; as well as a significant change the overall tax system. This tax is implemented immediately, surprising many Indian elites who didn’t have time to move their money offshore. The results are massive, with the overall standard of living going up significantly in a relatively short period of time.
Within a few years, the “Indian Miracle” is in full swing, as the newly created middle class demands a clean government, rule of law, building codes, etc. The resulting changes return billions to the economy that would have otherwise disappeared as bribes, and the economy accelerates even more. Although there are many complaints about Ghandi ruling as an autocrat, the economic revival is nothing short of amazing, and most such concerns are swept away in the euphoria of growth.