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Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 8 years ago

Short summary of Arab Spring?

I just need a short paragraph on what the Arab Spring is, including when and why it started. Thanks so much! :)

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    The Arab Spring is a term for the revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests, riots, and civil wars in the Arab world that began on 18 December 2010.

    To date, rulers have been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya,and Yemen; civil uprisings have erupted in Bahrain and Syria; major protests have broken out in Algeria,Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait,Morocco, and Sudan; and minor protests have occurred in Mauritania,Oman, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Western Sahara, and the Palestinian Authority.

    Related events outside of the Arab World included protests in Iranian Khuzestan by the Arab minority in April 2011 and border clashes in Israel in May 2011 Weapons and Tuareg fighters returning from the Libyan civil war stoked a simmering conflict in Mali which has been described as "fallout" from the Arab Spring in North Africa. The sectarian clashes in Lebanon were described as a spillover violence of the Syrian uprising and hence the regional Arab Spring.

    The protests have shared some techniques of civil resistance in sustained campaigns involving strikes, demonstrations, marches, and rallies, as well as the effective use of social media to organize, communicate, and raise awareness in the face of state attempts at repression and Internet censorship.

    Many Arab Spring demonstrations have been met with violent responses from authorities,as well as from pro-government militias and counter-demonstrators. These attacks have been answered with violence from protestors in some cases. A major slogan of the demonstrators in the Arab world has been Ash-sha`b yurid isqat an-nizam ("the people want to bring down the regime").

    Some observers have drawn comparisons between the Arab Spring movements and the Revolutions of 1989 that swept through Eastern Europe and the Second World, in terms of their scale and significance Others, however, have pointed out that there are several key differences between the movements, such as the desired outcomes and the organizational role of internet technology in the Arab revolutions

  • fertig
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Arab Spring Summary

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Libya in ancient history actually competed with Egypt in terms of being a civilization.

  • 8 years ago

    An attempt at freedom. Conservatives, just like you, hated it.

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