before the Prophet (pbuh) moved to Medina and announced the Islamic state, the leaders of medina were all killed in inter-tribal fighting, it was almost as if Almighty God was preparing Medina for a new leadership, as it was usually leaders (al mala-) with a vested interest that were the most stubborn in the face of obvious truth.
people are usually more open minded,
Islam was able to flourish throughout medina as the people were free to choose what they liked without the leaders imposing on them or spreading propaganda against it.
and we see the same thing happening today, the peoples are desiring change and have seen through the western imposed "leaders", so when the call comes - it will be easy for them to accept it, even if it means fighting, we are coming to a stage where people are becoming desperate for change and will not submit to tyranny so easily.
The following Hadith
from Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal
can be understood to prophesy two eras of Caliphate (both on the lines/precepts of prophethood).
Hadhrat Huzaifa narrated that the Messenger of Allah said:
Prophethood will remain among you as long as Allah wills.
Then Caliphate (Khilafah) on the lines of Prophethood shall commence, and remain as long as Allah wills.
Then erosive/biting/long periods of - monarchy would take place, and it will remain as long as Allah wills.
After that, forceful kingdoms/military kingdoms would emerge, and it will remain as long as Allah wills.
Then, the Caliphate (Khilafah) shall come once again based on the precept of Prophethood.
first was the era of the Prophet (pbuh)
then there were the four rightly guided Caliphs
then Mu'awiyah took over administration and handed it over to his son Yazid - creating the Umayyad dynasty, these monarchies continued for centuries - ending with the ottoman dynasty.
now we are seeing military dictatorships all over
and along with that an awakening and a push-back - and a sign that Khilafah is on it's way - Insha-Allah
How amazing were the words of the Prophet (pbuh)