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Arab uprisings

The Arab Spring represents the 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. To date, rulers have been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen;  civil uprisings have erupted in Bahrain and Syria; major protests have broken out in Algeria,[7] Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco and Sudan.

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