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The Arab Spring: U.S. Democracy Promotion in Egypt

The Arab Spring: U.S. Democracy Promotion in Egypt

Egypt's revolution did not appear out of thin air as a result of Tunisia's uprising. It is best to think of the Tunisian case as the proximate cause and to carefully consider the sequence of events that led millions of Egyptians into the streets to challenge their authoritarian rulers. While the dramatic ouster of Ben Ali in Tunisia certainly inspired the Egyptian protesters — as indicated by the heartfelt thanks to Tunisia offered on sites like Facebook and Twitter after Mubarak's resignation — the uprising itself could never have progressed this far without a series of important developments in recent Egyptian politics. 

 

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