The Political Outcomes Of The Arab Spring Uprisings

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The desire for political and civil rights have driven numerous societies to revolt against an oppressive rule in hopes to achieve a more democratic lifestyle. Thus, when Middle Easterners began becoming more fed up with oppressive regimes, the desire for a revolution emerged. The political outcomes of the Arab Spring uprisings were different for each country involved. While civil war arose in some countries, other countries did not have substantial revolts; there were even states that became so weak that their government collapsed entirely. On the contrary, the political outcomes of both Tunisia and Egypt post-Arab Spring faced different outcomes, Egypt returned back to an authoritarian regime as a result of a decrease in political and civil freedoms and Tunisia became the only country that achieved a democracy. During the beginning of the uprisings, both countries got their start similarly, however, as time progressed, the outcomes for these two states have proven to be …show more content…
While both countries faced similar reasons for wanting to revolt, it ultimately came down to how different these countries were as a whole, even prior to the uprisings. In the end, Tunisia had gained a status of free and established a form of democracy, as well as an increase in political rights and civil liberties. As for Egypt,As of today, egyptians have very little political and civil rights. The fight for freedom still continues, they were unsuccessful at established a democracy and receded to an authoritarian regime once again. Overall, it has been seen throughout history that revolts occur in places that lack political, economic, and civil freedoms. As seen by the Arab Spring uprisings, citizens can only take so much oppression before they desire the same freedoms that other countries have, and when this happens revolts are likely to

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