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The Historical Slap

Mohamed Bouazizi was a 26-year-old Tunisian with a computer science degree. Like millions of angry and desperate Tunisians, he faced the unpleasant combination of poor employment prospects and food inflation. Moreover, the Tunisian government was seen as corrupt and authoritarian.

By December 17, resentment against authorities has been brewing for a while. To make ends meet, the unemployed Bouazizi sold fruits and vegetables from a cart in his rural town of Sidi Bouzid, located Protected content from the country’s capital Tunis. He did not have a license to sell, but it was his sole source of income.

On December 17, authorities "Woman: Faida Hamdy, a 45-year-old municipal inspector" confiscated his produce and allegedly slapped his face. Bouazizi became incensed. He then drenched himself in gasoline and set himself on fire outside the governor’s office. Bouazizi survived his initial suicide attempt. After being transported to a hospital near Tunis, he was visited by President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali before passing away on January 4.

After his suicide attempt, unrest broke out in Sidi Bouzid. The police cracked down on the protestors, which only fueled the movement. The revolt eventually spread to the capital city.

• Tunisia – Population: 10,432, Protected content form: Dictatorship – President: Zine El Abidine Ben Ali Protected content Protected content Years" Dictatorship Ended at Protected content

• Egypt – Population: 79,089,650 – Government form: Dictatorship – President: Hosni Mubarak Protected content Protected content Years" Dictatorship Ended at Protected content

• Libya – Population: 6,420,000 – Government form: Dictatorship – President: Muammar Gaddafi Protected content Protected content Years" Dictatorship Should Ends at Protected content Action by UNSC against Al Gaddafi

• Yemen – Population: 23,580, Protected content form: Dictatorship – President: Ali Abdullah Saleh Protected content present "33 Years" Dictatorship Ends at Protected content of the Arm Force declined there fellowship of the president 21 March 11

• Sudan – Population: 43,939, Protected content form: Dictatorship – President: Omar Al Bashir Protected content present "22 Years" Dictatorship Ends at Unknown

• Algeria – Population: 35,423, Protected content form: Dictatorship – President: Abdelaziz Bouteflika Protected content present "32 Years" Dictatorship Ends at Unknown

• Iraq – Population: 31,234, Protected content form: Should be Republic – President: Jalal Talabani : Protected content present 2*4years " 6 Years" Should ends at Protected content

• Syria – Population: 22,505, Protected content form: Hereditary Dictatorship – President: Bashar Al Assad Protected content present "11 Years" Dictatorship Ends at Unknown

• Lebanon – Population: 4,224, Protected content form: Parliamentary Republic / Confessionalist – President: Michel Suleiman Protected content present "3 Years" Ends at Unknown

• Morocco – Population: 32,200, Protected content form: Constitutional Monarchy – King: Mohammed VI: Protected content present "12 Years" Constitutional Monarchy the king death "Hereditary"

• KSA – Population: 27,136, Protected content form: Absolute Monarchy – King: Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz: Protected content present "6 Years" Absolute Monarchy the king death "Hereditary"

• Jordan – Population: 6,407, Protected content form: Constitutional Monarchy – King: Abdullah II: Protected content present "12 Years" Constitutional Monarchy the king death "Hereditary"

• UAE – Population: 4,975, Protected content form: Federal Presidential System and Constitutional Monarchy – President: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan: Protected content present "7 Years" Constitutional Monarchy the President death "Hereditary"

• Kuwait – Population: 3,566, Protected content form: Constitutional hereditary emirate – Emir: Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah: Protected content present "5 Years" Constitutional Hereditary the Emir death "Hereditary"

• Oman – Population: 2,845, Protected content form: Absolute Monarchy – Sultan: Qaboos bin Said Al Said: Protected content present "40 Years" Absolute Monarchy the Sultan death "Hereditary"

• Qatar – Population: 2,845, Protected content form: Absolute Monarchy – Emir: Hamad bin Khalifa AlThani: Protected content present "16 Years" Absolute Monarchy the Emir death "Hereditary"

• Bahrain – Population: 27,136, Protected content form: Constitutional Monarchy – King: Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa: Protected content present "12 Years" Absolute Monarchy the king death "Hereditary"

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