Arab Revolt Affect on World Economy

Topics: Petroleum, Egypt, Africa Pages: 10 (4059 words) Published: January 18, 2012
“A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.” (Freud, 2011) As the above quote describe the revolt took place when the citizen of the country are left unsatisfied and there are demands and rights ignored by the government or the king/queen or by the monarch for their benefits and luxury it triggered the citizen to come on the roads or even to pick up the arms for the their freedom to breath in their country. This is what the world has witnessed from winters of 2010. When the citizen of the Middle East countries and North Africa mainly Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen came together to throw away the rule of the old tyrants which are ruling them for years and suppressing their lives for the lavishness in their own countries by exercising the their power on them. But once the revolt got the spark it turns into the fire and it burnt the all the ruler rules and even some ruler also have to loose their lives. The revolt which took place in the Middle East countries and North Africa was named as Jasmine revolution and Arab spring. The revolt was first triggered from the North Africa country Tunisia, and from there the demand of democracy travel to Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen. Facebook was one of the major tools for the revolutionary, which united them collected them and helps them to share ideas for finding the way to achieve the democracy dream. The youth played the major role in the revolt and it was fueled by the seven metrics which include price rise, corruption, income disparity, unemployment, repression, external (NATO) support and internet and mobile media support.( Anderson, 2011)

The Jasmine revolution or Arab Spring started from Tunisia on 18 December 2010 where the Tunisia citizen which turn out to be the revolutionary in the end for their right for democracy. Tunisia citizen was very unsatisfied from the rule of their dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali who was ruling the country from 1987. In the 23 years rule zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has never thought of the citizen of the country and only thought of his luxurious life, which resulted into the high unemployment, low income, corruption and food inflation. The balloon which was filled with hot air of the problem and concerns for their and their children life from 23 years exploded. The Tunisia citizen came on the streets on 18 December evening demanding Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali to leave the throne. The vendor Mohamed Bouaziz who killed himself by setting himself on fire in Sidi Bouzid to demonstrate Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali that it is more easy to do suicide by setting himself on fire then to live with his family in Tunisia under the rule of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali which has only giving him problem life food inflation, poverty, no liberty and no right to even ask for his right. The death Mohamed Bouaziz work as a catalyst in the Tunisia revolution the demonstration and protest started to get more fierce which was shaking the 23 years rule of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali tries his best to safeguard his rule by using power of police and security force. Police and security forces open fire on the demonstrators. Thousands of demonstrators got injured and hundreds of demonstrators were killed by the forces. After 28 days of Mohamed Bouaziz death On 14 January 2011 Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has to resign from his post and to save his live he has to leave Tunisia and fly to Saudi Arabia. After the demolition of the rule of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali a state emergency was declared. This inspired the other Middle East countries and North Africa countries to fight for the problems, rights and their freedom.( Chick,2011) As the revolt has not only impacted the Tunisia economy itself but also the European union, Arab league and western countries. As Tunisia has very good trade relation with the European Union, United States, China and...
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