Running head: THE ARAB SPRING 1 The Arab Spring Name: Institution: The Arab Spring The Arab Spring was a series of protests, demonstrations, and armed rebellions in the Arabic countries, beginning in the late 2010 and spreading throughout 2011. The revolution started in Tunisia and rapidly spread to other countries belonging to the Arab league and surrounding nations. The term “Arab Spring” was highly popularized in the West, especially, by the Western media, immediately after the efficacious revolt in Tunisia. Similar anti-government demonstrations began in other Arab nations. Moreover, the term was in reference to the mayhems in Eastern Europe in the late 20 th century where Communist regimes crumbled after being subjected to external pressure from mass protests (Anderson, 2011). After the domino effect, Communist countries adopted democratic systems. However, the events of the “Arab Spring” were more straightforward. Yemen, Egypt, and Tunisia transitioned to uncertain
THE ARAB SPRING 2 evolution period as Libya and Syria entered a civil war, but wealthy monarchies remained unshaken. The unrest attributed to the Arab Spring was not only a matter of the Arab nations but a concern of the entire globe. Most of these protests led to the killing of thousands of people, while others endured various types of suffering. Moreover, the choice of this matter as a topic of study was based on the desire to try and highlight how poor approaches may harm the entire population. Driven by desires to live a better life, Arabs just chose to go to streets without taking any measure (Bellin, 2012). Additionally, protests in the Arab Spring affected even those who were not interested in the changes. For instance, many people suffered due to the political unrest, there was a fall of economies, and civil wars begun. Despite some of the rebels succeeding in
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- Fall '17
- Rachel Hammond
- History of the Arab Peoples, Arab Spring, Arab League, Arab World, Sudan, Yemen, Comoros