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Country Name: Syria Current Government Type: Republic under an authoritarian, military dominated regime When Did the Protests Begin, and Who Began Them? March, 2011. The citizens started the protests What Are the People Protesting? They are demanding greater freedom and the resignation of Bashar al-Assad How Did the Government Respond to the Protests? They are currently trying to crush all apposing views What has been the Result of the Protests? Neither side has prevailed in defeating the other
Bashar al-Assad took office after his father, the previous leader of Syria, died. He started implementing a Democracy, moving towards modern technology such as computers and IPhones. There are even a few Wi-Fi hotspots in Syria. However, nothing much else had changed. And now, many countries want al-Assad to resign, not just his own people. Bashar has refused to resign and political opponents are killed, tortured, and imprisoned regularly.
Name of Country: Syria Capital of Country: Damascus Size of Country (Square Miles): 71, 988 Population of Syria: 22.85 Million
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