Comms 101 Extra Credit Egpyt

Comms 101 Extra Credit Egpyt - Now that the conflict in...

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Now that the conflict in Egypt has ended, we can look back at how the eighteen-day conflict happened. It started over the summer when a facebook group was made to bring people together over the murder of an Egyptian businessman for blowing the whistle on police corruption. This same group and those at the head of this revolution began to post material and organize protests that lead to the eighteen-day revolution, which resulted in the resignation of an unsympathetic leader. This chain of events is very similar to that of the American Revolution that occurred more than 200 years ago. The pamphlet Common Sense written by Thomas Paine was widely distributed and rallied the colonists against their common enemy. After much oppression and the colonists had enough and fought back. However, their revolution was a lot longer than eighteen days. The main way that the media has influenced this conflict is the quickness in which people can communicate their ideas. Common Sense took time to publish and distribute, as soon as the revolutionaries decided to
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2011 for the course COMMS 101 taught by Professor Lisaswenson during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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