Ignoring the subtler examples in the west, two clear examples of this are N Korea and China. Now both N Korea and China are receiving massive legitimization, and are treated as basically equal countries to any other western nation. How is this so? Because nothing is expected of them other than to "stop making nukes" and to "make better deals with us". So long as these countries just agree to be a bit nicer to us, we apparently don't care that they are totalitarian communist regimes brutally repressing their own people into slavery, giving their people no freedom whatsoever except the "freedom" to not cause problems for the State.
Fuck this shit.