Not much effort
Sometimes you wonder whether people should be able to vote. Yes, I am being a little facetious of course but when you see the amount of ignorance among the general population, it is disheartening to see how easily manipulation happens. Republicans in the US for example, have honed disinformation to an art form and by using wedge issues have managed to convince a huge swath of the electorate to vote against their own interests. A party with no platform other than to further feed the coffers of their wealthy benefactors, they strip away at social programs that would help those red state voters they are constantly throwing culture war red meat to as distraction.You see people being interviewed in the street and are completely befuddled at the lack of education on basic issues. You feel like raising your hands in exasperation. Of course this happens everywhere in the world, but larger nations who depend on a hypnotized electorate and have mantras of exceptionalism to sell misguided wars, need to distract and its a shame that it really doesn't take all that much effort.