“ The Arab Spring at One” Question Set.
The Arab Spring is one of the most significant global issues to emerge during the past few years. I want you to read this article to understand the complicated process. This question set is different. To answer the questions you will have to find information throughout the article.
1. The Arab Spring began in Tunisia, then spread to Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and, now, appears to be happening in Syria. Although these countries are grouped under the same title, “Arab Spring”, very different uprisings occurred in each of them.
Identify the specific factors, groups and grievances that led to the uprisings in each of these countries.
2. What has resulted in the one year since the uprisings in each of these countries?
The author uses several terms throughout to explain the Arab Spring. What do each of the terms below mean with regard to the Arab Spring? You might need your textbook or Wikipedia to understand some of the terms.
5. Sunni Arabs
12. birthrates and population growth
13. Islamist party
18. Arab League
20. Muslim Brotherhood
21. Tahrir Square