Syrian Revolution "We're just living on the edge of life. We're always nervous, we're always afraid"

Syria is one of the country located in Middle East religion and their president is Bashar al-Assad. Previous President was his father (Hafiz Assad). Since the one incident happen on 2011 when people make peace demonstration to show their unhappiness to his cabinet. It became worst when the police and military stared violent to prevent this demonstration become huge. Then, the internal conflict were began.

  • The Syrian civil War is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria between force loyal to the Syrian Ba'ath Party government and those seeking to oust it.
  • The conflict began on 15 March 2011, with popular demonstrations were part of the wider Middle Eastern protest movement Know as the Arab Spring.
  • Protesters demanded the resignation of President Basdar al-Assad, whose family has held the presidency in Syria since 1971, as well as the end of Ba'ath Party rule.
  • The demonstrations and protests that began in 2011 have their main basis in the prolonged stay in power of the Al-Asad family.

Demonstrations spread throughout the country, demanding the replacement of the government and President Bashar al-Assad. But from the beginning of the tensions the Syrian government used the hard hand, adopting a course of violent repression. And as the protests spread, the government was forced to employ the army to maintain order. As the protests became more violent, the rebel groups as Isis, Hezbollah, Kurds, and nations as Russia and Iran supporting Syria's president and USA, Turkey, Gulf States and Jordan supporting the rebels began to form and began to take actions.

More than 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives in four-and-a-half years of armed conflict, which began with anti-government protests before escalating into a full-scale civil war. More than 11 million others have been forced from their homes as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and those opposed to his rule battle each other - as well as jihadist militants from so-called Islamic State. This is the story of the civil war so far, in eight short chapters getting into a crisis stage.

The rebel groups have stolen and obtained potential weapons causing a greater debasement in the country and common people in anticipation of using weapons because of the fear and the nerves of living in these conditions, also many people have been fleeing the country to seek refuge in serene countries.

13.5 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance due to a violent civil war. 4.8 million Syrians are refugees, and 6.5 million are displaced within Syria; half of those affected are children. Children affected by the Syrian conflict are at risk of becoming ill, malnourished, abused, or exploited

  • DIFFERENCES: during both revolutions, French and Syria, their were protests. Yes, they both had protests, but they were done differently. In the French revolution, the protests were very violent, and in Syria it was not violent, but peaceful.
  • In French revolution-their initial goal was to overthrow the tyrannical government that had ruled them for years. Syria was overthrow the corrupt Syrian president, Bashar Alassad. They were also trying to end the rule of the Ba'ath party.
  • SIMILARITIES: Both wars were either killed or arrested by the government. Innocent people who had differences views and opinions were also punished.
  • The leaders during both of these battles it was the people rebelling against the leaders and laws of the country searching for improvement and change.


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