Tunisia

  • Tunisia is under French rule

  • Tunisian Jews are affected by the Holocaust

  • Independence Day

  • Poverty Established- income per capita < $200. 80%+ is illiterate

  • Period: to

    Violent protests continue, more deaths

  • Ben Ali becomes evil dictator

  • official and citizens convicted of plotting terrorist attacks

  • Mohamed Bouazizi burns himself after police take the fruits and vegetables he sold without a permit

  • Period: to

    high schools and universities are shut down to stop deadly riots over joblessness and poor prospects for youth

  • high schools and universities are shut down to stop deadly riots over joblessness and poor prospects for youth

  • Pres. Ben Ali flees, govt topples

  • 1st truly free elections aince 1956