why does the north have a major say in ruling the country? i recall in 2005 when the last presidential elections were still warming up. That was during objs administration then and some northeners were saying ; in 2007 power MUST return to the north. what actually gave them the back up to use the word MUST? and eventually their wish came to pass. why has the south east and west been unable to witter the norths influence? is the population of the north higher than both the south-east and south-west? or is it because the occupy a greater land mass or what? I think the north can prevent the southerners from ruling for 20 years. but can the south prevent the north from ruling for just 4 years?