What was challenging for me was finding good research about what is happening now, since the revolution is still happening today. Also finding a good website to rely on. What I found that was very interesting is how one kid that draws graffiti started this major revolution. Yes there was other reasons, but this is what sparked Syria. This project changed my outlook on revolutions because of how they started. At first I thought it was just a simple war. But there are a lot of stages that happen before an actual war breaks out. I chose this modern day revolution because I've heard about it a lot and thought it was very interesting. Also the revolution looked like it had a lot of incidents and good information.
Incubation stage: What started this revolution? Authorities have been acussed of harassing and imprisoning human rights. There was a report of wide spread abuse and torture of Syrian people since the war started back in 2011. Inhuman acts have been going on to the citizens, elderly women have said to have mental and physical trauma. Another thing Is bad government, there leader Bashar al-Assad brother back when he ruled has crushed member of the opposition and maintaining strict control over the rights of the people. People in Syria mainly complained about the lack of democracy, human rights violation, and the amount of corruption with the Ba'ath party.
Kids got killed for drawing graffiti on a building and train. This graffiti was a piece of protest and this has triggerd the civil war. There was a report of a male detainees death in 2014, before which he was beaten during the torturous interrogations. There was a loss of oil production, which affected the citizens because this ment they were loosing money. Here's an article that I found some good information on http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26116868. After security forces opened fire on demonstraters, killing several, more took to the streets.
The Syrian revolution has hit the crisis stage. Some events that are taking place are that 250,000 people were killed and forced from there homes and its still raging. A 13 year old kid was purple in the face, his skin was covered in cuts, gashes, deep burns and bullet holes. Bashar who has violated human rights did this to this 13 year old kid. 300 hundred people were reported dead in 6 days. Arab league officials prepared to travel to Syria to monitor a peace plan, activist reported that Syrian forces had surrounded villagers in a valley in the Northern Jabal al-Zawiya killing more than 100 people with an onslaught of rockets, tank shells, and bombs in an effort to root out army defectors. - this was called the bloodiest day of the Syrian revolution. “The smell of decomposed bodies, sewage, and destruction.” This was reported in every house. 49 children and 34 women were murdered entire families were gunned down in there homes. Syria is still not any better today.