Sunday, March 13, 2011

MENA:My Views

For past few days i was mulling over to write my views on Middle East and North Africa(MENA) crisis.In my last post on this issue,i gave a glimpse of how social media helped the revolution successful.

After reading many articles i formed a view on this subject.I learned a lot from this ,and i am putting all those here..

1.Most of the economy is dependent on Oil.So income levels increases and middle class gradually increase.These middle class people carve for freedom,they are not like poor who are subdued by powerful monarchs.Moreover education level increase along with the penetration of Internet.

2.Most of the middle eastern countries are ruled by individual and tyrannical rulers.there is never been democracy.Britain ,France and many other colonial powers directly ruled most of the Asian and African continent,but they controlled middle east through subservient monarchs.
         So there is never been any institutions like judiciary,administration and free press.Colonialism brought in democracy,liberty and equality.

3.Another major factor for the success of this revolution is Globalization.The whole world is at your door steps.World wide web made this even more of the reason  for the Egypt's Mobarak downfall is the pressure from world countries.this happened through dissemination of information.

4.Social media like Facebook and twitter and you tube played their part.they become most favored tools to topple tyrannical rulers(Bush administration spent billions of dollars just to remove Saddam Hussian).

5.Another aspect that i came across is a theory call Domino Theory.for the people who came across this concept first time....

    "The domino theory was a theory during the 1950s to 1980s, promoted at times by the government of the United States, that speculated that if one land in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a Domino effect. The domino effect suggests that some change, small in itself, will cause a similar change nearby, which then will cause another similar change, and so on in linear sequence, by analogy to a falling row of dominoes standing on end."

        Same ting happen in the case of MENA nation.The governments were toppled like a pack of cards.

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