The Effect of The Egyptian Revolution
A brief analysis on the possible outcomes and scenarios of the Egyptian revolution.
The Egyptian Revolution and it’s meaning:
In the past 18 days Egypt has been rioting In Tahrir (arabic: liberation) square, ousting the entire government in the process, and ultimately forcing the long-hated dictator of 30 years, Hosni Mubarak, to resign and flee.
This revolution was inspired by the events that unfolded in Tunisia just a week before, where civilian protestors ousted their government and dictator in a similar manner. The difference came in that media coverage of Egypt was much more extensive (even after Mubarak’s attempts to ban coverage). Egypt is the powerhouse of Arab nations, with a powerful military and one of the most geographically significant positions in the world (all american oil goes through the Egyptian Suez canal). Hence the insane rise of 4.3% daily in oil shares on the market during the revolution.
Significantly, other Arab nations have followed suit, meaning a change for all of the middle east. Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Iran, and Algeria are also now revolting against their respective dictatorships.
But what does this mean?
This revolutionary phase in the middle east means exactly what every revolution has ever meant. It means change for the better. The entire middle east is about to get a facelift of fresh, fairly elected leaders.
However, on a more historical note, Israel is worried that this new leadership phase may mean a revitalized generation similar to that which propelled the Arab-Israeli conflict. Should these new leaderships unite, Israel would find itself surrounded by 8 hyped up countries with the sole and unanimous purpose of destroying Israel.
Egypt’s temporary government is a militaristic one, which will retain power until fair elections are cast. The entire government was overthrown, including all ministers, and police forces. The Egyptians have proven that civilians truly are the most powerful force in any nation, and their clean revolution deserves to be rewarded by a clean leader.
“Nothing new has happened here, the Egyptians are making history as usual.”- Italian Prime Minister
“We must educate our children to be like the young Egyptian people.” – Barack Obama
“We should consider teaching the Egyptian revolution in our schools.” – British Prime Minister