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Arab Spring

Series of anti-government protests, uprisings, and armed rebellions that spread across much of the Arab world in the early 2010s. It began in response to oppressive regimes and a low standard of living.
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Maummar Gaddafi

A Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He governed Libya from 1969 till his death in 2011. He ruled Libya on the basis of Third International Theory—a loose form of Islamic Socialism.
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Hosni Mubarak

Egyptian military and political leader who served as the 4th president of Egypt from 1981-2011. He was ousted during the Arab Spring and sent to prison. Was acquitted from his charges in 2017. Died in 2020.
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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Founding father of the Republic of Turkey, serving as its first president from 1923 until his death in 1938. He undertook sweeping progressive reforms, which modernized Turkey into a secular, industrial nation.
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Mohamed Morsi

Egyptian politician and engineer who served as the 5th President of Egypt, 2012-2013. An Islamist affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood organisation, Morsi led the Freedom and Justice Party from 2011-2012.
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