2011 – Year of Revolution

In January, Due to the increasingly violent protests in Middle East and North Africa, the Tunisian government came down and the President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali who ruled the country for 23 years flew to Saudi Arabia.


In February, Due to strong and widespread protests in Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak who ruled the country for 20 long years resigned and gave the control to military and gave country a chance to have elections held.


In March, inspired by the neighboring countries Libyan people started their major political protests against the longest ruling living president Muammar Gaddafi. Gaddafi vowed to “die a martyr” used his power and military forces to fight the rebels. He was successful in keeping the media away as much as possible and did not allow the outer world to support the rebels. The fight is still ON.


In April, Opposition leader Ouattara’s forces overrun much of the country and surround the President Laurent Gbagbo and his supporters in the presidential compound in the main city of Abidjan.This is the result of people protesting against the existing government and leading to a civil war.


Even in India, Anna Hazare‘s fight against corruption has caught like a fire and spread acorss the country which shaked the government to accept the demands and pass the Lokpal Bill.

I hope to see many more revolutions like this to be successful if it is for the good of the world.

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