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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Tunisia Egypt The Differences and Similarities Between the Revolts inTunisia and Egypt During the Arab Spring. The revolt was started by the self immolation of a vendor protesting against his treatment from the police. This sparked more protests in which they accusedPresident Zine el-Abdine Ben Ali of corruption and for a poor economy. People started protesting due to high unemployment rates and that their leader was paving theway for his son. 1 Social media played a large part in the protests2 Young people were the majority in the protests3 Both Egyptians and Tunisians protested peacefully 4 The revolts led to the ousting of Mubarak and Ben Ali in Egypt and Tunisia respectively, and both were sentenced to life in prison 5 both goverments tried to quell the uprisings by implementing economic reforms. similarities The military quickly sided with the protesters as they didnt want to be associated with the old regime. The government attempts to stop revolts by cutting electricity and internet. This only causes more protests. The Arab spring began with the self immolation of a vendor in Tunisia and caused protests all across the country. Soon protests to overthrow old regimes spread across the Middle East and North Africa. Number of Deaths From Protests During Arab Spring(Minimum) Egypt: 846Tunisia; 219 after revolts ended, Tunisia had the easiest path to democracy compared to the rest of the countries in the Arab Spring
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