Representative "democracy" is identical to the Roman Republic system. It will only work for a time but because of human nature it will eventually become corrupt and turn into aristocracy or an oligarchy and eventually will be overthrown by a dictator normally through military power. It goes against the natural order and eventually somebody who is very powerful will overthrow it to become sole ruler.
Recent examples are Egypt and Thailand that used representative democracy but had very corrupt governments and their military leaders or defense ministers finally had an excuse to use their military power to ignite a coop to overthrow the representative "democracy" or republic to turn it into military dictatorships. The Roman Republic became a brutal empire/dictatorship through a similar process of degrading "democracy" and a cινιℓ ωαr/coop by a very powerful figure. Julius Caesar managed to almost become the military dictator of Rome till he was killed only to be replaced by another dictator who was his adopted son.
Do you think the rest and our countries could soon follow? The bible mentions "kings" in revelations. If so do you think the kings/emperors of the west would be christian-friendly at all or will they be against us?
The antichrist could potentially be one of those rulers if this happens and may create a second Pagan Roman Empire by uniting all countries with westernised cultures to form a world order somehow.