The Arab Spring Explained in this Interactive Map

From 2010 a revolutionary wave of protests and demonstrations occurred throughout the Arab world, in a general movement against authoritarian governments. In four states, the government was overthrown, while in Syria there is an ongoing civil war.

Some states have hardened their authoritarian rule, others have acceded to some popular demands, others have collapsed entirely. The Arab Spring is the most significant political movement in the Middle-East of this century and, together with a number of wars, has brought profound instability to the region.

Alex Browne studied History at Kings College London and is an Assistant Editor at Made From History. He specializes in post-war history in the USA and Central America.