Revolution Dbq

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In 2011 many countries in the Middle East rose up and revolted against their oppressive authoritarian leaders. The citizens in these countries wanted the rights and freedoms they had been denied when the dictators were in power. The governments in these countries had far too much power and the there was nothing to keep them from abusing their power. When the citizens had far too few rights and there were laws in place to keep them from doing anything about it. In Egypt the government could and would kill people in the streets and arrest people without reason in order to keep the people from having too much freedom. The people were afraid of the government because there was always a chance that the government could attack them, beat them, …show more content…

The people were tired of the government having unlimited power and being able to abuse the citizens to keep them loyal and law abiding. They believe that the people in …show more content…

Both countries did not have the same outcome though. In order to analyze the outcomes of both country’s revolutions one would first have to define what a successful revolution is. The dictionary defines a revolution as a “radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, especially one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence.” But, really a successful revolution is one where a change is made in the right direction, meaning that things get better in the eyes of the people, and one where the goal or change that citizens of a country want to occur, doe is fact occur and they people are satisfied with the results. Libya had a successful revolution based on that description. There is still violence and there are many people taking advantage of the weak and ineffective police system (Document M). But, the democracy they established is still intact and the people have more freedoms and rights, which was the goal of the revolution, to take out Gaddafi, the former dictator of Libya, and establish a democracy with a constitution. Libya’s constitution protects the rights of the people and keeps the government from attacking them. The people of Libya have everything they wanted, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to protest, and most importantly elected leaders by the

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