12 febbraio 2011

Jasmine Revolution

Referred to the popular uprising in Tunisia that toppled the regime of President Ben Ali.

In January 2011, a new term was added to the lexicon of politics and insurrection: Jasmine Revolution, referring to the popular uprising in Tunisia that toppled the regime of President Ben Ali. This is the most recent example of what have since 2005 been referred to as colour revolutions, which originally referred specifically to the changes of government in authoritarian former Soviet-bloc countries.