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Analyze the economic issues that surround the rise of democracy in the Middle East. 

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I certainly think that economic conditions played a large role in the Arab Spring force of change.  The reality is that many of the participants in the uprisings were economically marginalized, unable to partake in the wealth and sense of economic control that were present.  Part of the anger that fueled the revolt was because of a lack of economic control.  When Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi sets fire to himself, it is out of frustration that his...

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