The government was overthrown in tunisia on 14 january 2011. Then again, at least they didn't lose much either.
Increasing discontent across the arab world boiled over in early 2011, resulting in a series of uprisings and conflicts across the region against the existing structures of government. Map of the arab spring. Protests, and in some cases full scale revolutions, have reached across the entire arab world.
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Protests arose in oman, yemen, egypt, syria, & morocco. New communications technology, manifested as social media sites like facebook and twitter. Protests arose in oman, yemen, egypt, syria, & morocco. Saudi arabia, meanwhile, is enthusiastically adopting the dubious role of leader of the.