Don't know if 'political climate' affects gravity
but it might...
But then, the gravity difference may indeed promote being laid back
Might even indicate the best places to be on earth..
or .. not
What it could show is interesting, when things like, the moon's gravity, that of the sun and such are all put into play.
What I am wondering is if it can give indication toward fault lines and be a predictor / indicator of potential earth quakes.