we all learned about the french revolution in school but its amazing to live through the lybian revolution?
It not good to see wars and people killed but power to the people
- AbraLv 510 years agoFavorite Answer
Yes it is amazing to live through the Libyan revolution . They are in a celebration of their victory after entering the castle of Qaddafi in Azazia Area In Tripoli . The commander of Tripoli Area asked from all Libyan revolutionary to behave correctly with good morals and no revenge . It is the revolution of freedom and democracy . We have to be sure that this revolution was against the most dangerous dictator in Middle East and they are free now after 42 years of suffering .Source(s): News and current events
- Joe FinkleLv 710 years ago
I think revolutions happen more frequently than you realize. What's going on in the region now isn't amazing because there was a revolution, but because there were many revolutions characterized by popular movements overthrowing dictatorships. They weren't all successful (though it isn't over) and many of them are supported by less than savory groups (like Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and Iran, though they haven't been successful in their endeavors so far and have generally been losing support regionally), but it's still amazing to watch.
The French Revolution was remarkable because it overthrew one of the most powerful governments on the planet. That isn't even remotely close to true in Libya. A better comparison here would be the fall of the Soviet Union where a sudden feeling of freedom and liberation remade a region. Some nations emerged from it as democracies. Others got new tyrants to replace their Soviet overlords. But the region had changed forever and that carried implications around the world. That seems like it might be true here.
NOTE: I don't want to overstate the importance of the "less than savory" players. AQAP is a major factor in Yemen and Somalia. Iran is a major factor in Bahrain and Syria. The Muslim Brotherhood is a disjointed group that has little power anywhere. They are gaining some popularity in Egypt, but it is a minor concern. In Saudi Arabia, there is great concern about where popular loyalty would lie if their dictatorship fell. It would depend on the circumstances. They aren't close to revolution currently, so it is impossible to predict.
Generally, the successful revolutions in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt aren't very concerned with those kinds of forces. The Muslim Brotherhood is the only group like that in any of the countries and they are a minor player in Egypt and by the standards of these crazy zealot organizations, they are pretty moderate (though by any reasonable standards, they are quite extreme).
- flhill1Lv 410 years ago
Revoluton is a matter of perspective. The recent UK riots were born out of political and economic frustration and were no different from the initial riots and demonstrations of Egypt, Libya, Iran or Bahrain. The difference is whether it's happening to them or to us. Our hooligan is their revolutionary.
Likewise with the Greek riots, following their government cutbacks, unemployment and other fiscal constraints. The EU is imposing controls on Portugal and will attempt to do so with Italy and Spain - so we will likely see trouble there as well.
If you look through the pattern of events since the beginning of the banking crisis of 2007, economic and political events in the US have followed those in Britain with eerie simularity - though lagging by six months. So don't be surprised if there are winter riots in big cities in the US. The current administration has been doing everything possible to ease the misery of the urban population, while the opposition has done everything possible to thwart that. I suspect that the Congressional Supercommittee will fail to agree on cuts, and will trigger a backlash that has been building since the election of 2008.
Call it a riot, or a revolution, as you will - but have plenty of emergency supplies available. Populist revolts are never pleasant.
- the old dogLv 710 years ago
The "Libyan Revolution" is nothing but a fart in a gale force wind for the Muslim Brotherhood's olfactory system.
Libya is not a revolution; it's just a civil war and the new boss is going to be the same as the old boss. Mark my words.
Things are not going to change for the good at all.
- Anonymous10 years ago
you don't see the revolution in Amerika?