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What are two main reasons for people revolt?. Why was the partitioning of India an example of the movement of people?. Tehri Economic and political needs are not met. Hindus move to India, and Muslims move to Pakistan.

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What are two main reasons for people revolt?

Why was the partitioning of India an example of the movement of people?

Tehri Economic and political needs are not met

Hindus move to India, and Muslims move to Pakistan

Theorize: Why was the founding of Israel an example of the movement of people?

Jewish people moved to the newly formed Israel, and Arabs were moving out

what is the arab spring
What is the Arab Spring?

The Arab Spring is a string of revolutions in Islamic countries to get rid of oppressive dictators. It began in Tunisia

people s revolution
People’s Revolution

The Revolutions of the Arab Spring are led by the people for rights, political say and freedom

common problems
Common Problems

What are some of the common problems leading to the Arab Spring Revolutions

-High Unemployment

-Rising Food Costs

-Corruption

-Oppression

-No political power

tunisia beginning 2010
Tunisia Beginning 2010
  • - Mohamed Bouazizi, beaten by police
  • - To protest, Moahamed self-immolated (set himself on fire)
  • - His action inspired Tunisians to rise up against their dictator, Ben Ali

Arabs saw their Tunisian brothers achieve Revolution, and they followed suit

egyptian uprising 2011
Egyptian Uprising 2011

Background:

-High Unemployment

-Food prices rising

-Political oppression

-Corruption in the Government

egyptian arab spring
Egyptian Arab Spring

The “president” Hosni Mubarak was corrupt and oppressive.

30 year “State of Emergency” giving him complete control

Police beat suspects and enforced one party rule

Discontent simmered but there was no united call for change

the spark
The Spark

KahledSaeed was beaten to death in public, it was taped and the video was loaded onto YouTube

Soon Facebook created a group entitled “We are all KahledSaeed”

revolution
Revolution

Access to the video of Saeed’s death, Twitter and Facebook allowed the Egyptian Revolution to spread

Soon over one million Egyptians occupy Tahrir Square in February 2011 demanding President Mubarak resign

revolution1
Revolution= ___________

change

Murbarak steps down and is arrested February 11, 2011

Tried for his crimes in May, and Executed in June 2011

Democratic Elections occur in September 2011

President Morsi Elected

Unemployment and economy still in bad shape

time line
Time Line

1981- Mubarak in power- oppression

June 2010- KahledSaeed beaten to death

Jan 25, 2011- Large scale Protests begin in Egypt

Feb. 11, 2011- Mubarak Steps down and arrested

May 2011- Mubarak sentenced to Death

Sept. 2011- Egypt Votes in new government

worries from the west
Worries from the West

Despite a successful Democratic election the West worries the government may fall back into a military dictatorship

Threat of Muslim Brotherhood taking over and enacting Sharia (strict Islamic Law)

**We call this fundamentalism- a return to traditional religious values**

What about the Suez Canal? If the nation falls back into revolution, trade may be disrupted

worries theocracy vs democracy
Worries: Theocracy Vs Democracy

People’s Government

Religious Government (Sharia)

review
Review

A Common problem facing most Latin American and Middle Eastern nations today is that these nations

Have little arable land and few mineral resources with which to improve their economies

Have chosen not to belong to international organizations

Are struggling with a transition to democracy after experiences years of dictatorial rule

Are experiencing major problems with the flood of illegal immigrants entering their nations

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Review
  • A study of revolutions would most likely lead to the conclusion that pre-revolutionary governments
  • 1. Are more concerned about human rights than the governments that replace them
  • 2. Refuse to modernize their armed forces with advanced technology
  • 3. Attempt to bring about the separation of government from religion
  • 4. Fail to meet the political and economic needs of their people