Essay about The Political Outcomes Of The Arab Spring Uprisings

1504 Words Dec 5th, 2016 7 Pages
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 quite different. This paper will compare the political outcomes of Tunisia and Egypt nearly six years after the beginning of the Arab Spring, although both countries started their uprisings for similar reasons, Tunisia was the only state to actually succeed in establishing a democracy, while Egypt ultimately receded to an authoritarian rule once more.
The Arab Spring uprisings began in Tunisia. The catalyst of these uprisings were the result of the self-immolation of a young vegetable seller named Mohamed…

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