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The Arab Spring vs. The French Revolution

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Transcript of The Arab Spring vs. The French Revolution

Cause One: Repressive Government
Cause Two: Economic Decline and Extreme Poverty
Cause Three: Inflation on Goods
The Arab Spring vs. The French Revolution

Similarities
Absolutist Government
Dictatorship
People had no power
Unfair Elections
Differences
People killed by government in
Arab Spring
Harder to suppress Arab Spring
Syria
Government violates human rights
Government killing its own people (Mass Genocide)
Failing to meet people's demands
BY: Ewan Fiachra Deavy
and James Chadwick Bullock

Libya
Differences
Libya
Inflation rate went up to 15.9% (afdb.org)
Countries stopped buying oil when revolution began
Economy relies on oil production and export
Similarities
Syria
Libya
Overly dependent on oil
US dropped assets once revolution began
Libyan dollar lost value quickly
Oil only source of income
Similarities
Price on food increased
Money lost value and bought less
This was caused by the bad economy
Differences
Middle east imports most of their food
Countries were reluctant to export food to revolting Middle East
Syria
Inflation of goods
Because of drop in currency value
Drop of Syrian pound was partially caused by Governments decision to print 4 times the number of bills
Government not yet collapsed because may not be getting outside funding from Iran or Iraq
People not being payed enough to live
People living on the streets
Government has uncontrolled spending
Economy on hold or "frozen"
Syrian Pound loosing value
No commerce or trading since start of revolution
No tourism because of revolution.
Works Cited
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Cockburn, Alexander. "The Tweet and Revolution." » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names. N.p., 18 Feb. 2011. Web. 30 Oct. 2013.
Davenport, Christian. "Do Interventions End Repressive Spells? Insights for Syria from Previous Attempts, 1976-2003." Political Violence a Glance. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2013.
"Global Voices English The World Is Talking, Are You Listening?" Global Voices Overall RSS 20. N.p., 26 June 2011. Web. 31 Oct. 2013.
Korotayev, Andrey V. "Egyptian Revolution: A Demographic Structural Analysis." N.p., 4 Apr. 2011. Web. 30 Oct. 2013.
People assaulted from air
No food or water given
Cities shelled by government
Mosques destroyed
Economies based on different goods
Middle East has oil
France lacked an money rich resource

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Erlanger, Steven. "Two Years After Revolt, Libya Faces a Host of Problems." NY Times. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2013. <nytimes.com>.
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Kafala, Tarik. "Gaddafi's Quixotic and Brutal Rule." BBC News. BBC, 20 Oct. 2011. Web. 01 Nov. 2013. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12532929>.
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