Democratization is the process through which  a state or  a nation has its political regime changing form one which was authoritarian or a one party state into one which is more democratic. Most states in the Arab world were either non-democratic states because they were monarchs or had one party authoritarian rule, which they had gotten used to, and they did not even question. I am a string believer in people being at liberty of fighting for their rights rather than being oppressed and as such, when the revolution in these countries like Tunisia and Egypt came into play, they had been finally enlightened. This is because the information on the internet was well serving for the revolution that they began and which led to their democratization and liberation from oppression. by selfish leaders. Despite there having been waves of democratization in the Arab world in the 1980’s, it did not help the situation and for many years, no one tried to liberate himself or herself. The remained under oppressive rule and it was only after the globalization in this case technology enlightened them that they got the power to emancipate their country by ensuring they get great leaders and become independent. Democratization is an important aspect in today’s global standing because authoritarian rule was eliminated and as such, if there are countries that are still in oppression they should be liberated.


Democratization, Tunisia, and Egypt

Way before the beginning of the revolutions, the Arab world was consisted of the one party authoritarian rule and others like morocco were ruled by monarchs and this meant for them that they were not at liberty to choose their leaders and as such even how their country was ruled. With such leaders, the resources of the countries are concentrated for only the few people who have the power. This is a level ground for inequality but because of the influence the leaders have, the citizens ended up being under their thumb rule. However, when the citizens of say Tunisia were exposed to the internet and this enlightened them and gave them a different vantage point to view the situation that were in with their leaders. The leader of Tunisian Ben Ali was one who almost continued to stay because he portrayed a different picture to the outside world how he treated his citizens while in truth they were suffering. Behind the scenes, indeed the citizens were being denied their very basic rights. He ruled in such a way that he was only amassing the wealth with his family who consisted of the elite of Tunisia and this angered the Tunisians to the extent that they would refer to the rule of Ben Ali as the family. Tunisia was successful in their democratization journey and Egypt eventually learnt form the success story of the Tunisians.


Globalization, the revolutions of different countries and democratization are closely related because were it not for the globalization in terms of the internet, it would have been difficult for such massive information to be shared online and on news sites on the online platform that made their efforts successful. Most states in the Arab world either were non democratic states because they were monarchs or had one party authoritarian rule which they had gotten used to and they did not even question.

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