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What started the Arab Spring in Tunisia?
A street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi committed self-immolation in protest of his fruit and vegetable cart being stolen by the governemnt
How did the people of Tunisia organize such a huge rebellion?
Through Social Media such as facebook and twitter
What is a State of Emergency?
An emergency situation in which the government suspends certain constitutional rights in order to seize control
Who was the president of Tunisia when the Arab Spring started?
What was Ben Ali's initial response to the Arab Spring?
He vowed that he would stop the rebellion
What was the resolution of the Tunisia Arab Spring?
Ben Ali fled and the prime minister assumes control of Tunisia
What 2 reasons caused the Arab Spring to start in Egypt?
1) The influence of the Arab Spring revolution in Tunisia
2) The economic system that the current government had set up was leaving tons of young educated people unemployed
Who was the president of Egypt when the Arab Spring started?
What was the main group behind the Arab Spring in Egypt?
The April 6th movement, led by Ahmed Maher
Who were the Muslim Brotherhood?
An Islamic group in Egypt that helped the Arab Spring because they wanted to take over Egypt and make it an Islamic State
What force finally cause Hosni Mubarak to have to leave Egypt?
The Egyptian military
What happened on "Police Day"?
People in Egypt were protesting for a better government. The police responded by throwing tear gas, beating people up, and arresting them
What was the "Day Of Rage"?
A huge movement of 1000's of people who want Hosni Mubarak to leave office. Police buildings are burnt down and eventually the Egyptian military stops the police
What was the resolution of the Egyptian Arab Spring?
The military took over Egypt and suspended constitutional rights
Who was the leader of Libya during the Arab Spring?
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi
Who started the Arab Spring in Libya?
A group known as the National Transitional Council
What was the Benghazi U.S. Embassy attack?
A attack on a US Embassy in Libya by Islamic militants
What was the resolution of the Libyan Arab Spring?
There are now 2 government bodies, and the eastern one is having a problem with Islamic militants
What were the reasons for the civil war in Syria?
The Syrian government's violence against citizens and protesters as well as Syria's use of chemical weapons.
Who was the leader of Syria during the Syrian Civil War?
What 5 groups were involved in the Syrian Civil War?
2) The Assad Government
3) Anti-Assad Rebels
4) The United States
What was the resolution to the Syrian Civil War?
There isn't one. The war has, however, given a terrorist group known as ISIS way too much power.
Why did the Arab Spring happen in Yemen?
Because they didn't want a dictatorship, they wanted to have freedom like Tunisia
Who was the leader of Yemen during the Arab Spring?
Was the transfer of power from Ali Saleh to Abd Hadi a success?
Yes. The transfer happened peacefully and the new Yemeni government was formed through the cooperation of loyalists and rebels.
What started the Arab Spring in Bahrain?
People wanted more freedom and equality
Who was the leader of Bahrain during the Arab Spring
King Hamad Al Khalifa, an absolute monarch
What was the resolution to the Arab Spring in Bahrain?
King Hamas Al Khalifa is still in power