and realize that there is a very different world out there, and they want some say in their own lives. The social reasons for the Arab spring and the French Revolution are also similar, information being the key. Information during French times included speaking in public squares, pamphlets, newspapers, books sometimes with great passion from famous philosophers sometimes by common people who had simply had enough and saw better way to live elsewhere. Elie Chalala. (2013). "The Arab Spring- The Original Arab Revolution? | Al Jadid Magazine. She explains in this article that in the Arab spring social media has changed everything. Leaders find it impossible to fire against unarmed protesters in Egypt because the entire world is watching the live CNN broadcasts. When the Egyptian authorities do fire upon the
unarmed protesters the world watches and condemns them instantly. The Internet has changed how we receive information today. Nothing can be stay secret very long. The youth, who number 60 percent unemployed, have nothing better to do than protest and demonstrate it's not as if they have a job to go to. Once the word gets out that one country is having luck with these nonviolent demonstrations and they can see on the television screen, on their computers, on their smart phones that no one is being arrested, no one is being harmed in the streets then suddenly the government has almost zero control over the crowds. Ient has almost zero control over the crowds. It spreads to other countries where more overeducated underutilized angry youth take to the streets asking for changes. During the French Revolution once the word got out that Kings live like, well Kings, people who could not afford a loaf of bread to feed their child who is literally been starving for weeks realized that they numbered 98 percent maybe for the first time. It's easy to be starving and sad if you assume the whole rest of the world is starving as well. When you realize the incredible
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- Fall '11
- United Arab Emirates, Arab World, Sudan, Comoros