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Arab Spring       LUcat Search catalogue 405907036

Scope note
The Arab Spring was a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests (both non-violent and violent), riots, and civil wars in the Arab world that began on 18 December 2010 in Tunisia with the Tunisian Revolution, and spread throughout the countries of the Arab League and its surroundings. Major insurgencies in Syria, Libya, and Yemen resulted along with civil uprisings in Egypt (the 'Egyption Revolution of 2011', locally known also as the 'January 25 Revolution') and Bahrain, large street demonstrations in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, and Oman, and minor protests in Saudi Arabia. Many Arab Spring demonstrations were met with violent responses from authorities, as well as from pro-government militias and counter-demonstrators. Source: Wikipedia (22 juli 2016).

Broader terms
rebellions

Subject category
09.01.06 NAMED CONFLICTS AND REBELLIONS

Indexing history
Added 2016. For publications indexed before 2016, see rebellions.



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