The Syrian Conflict: The Reasons for Instabiluty and Blended Borders Due to Refuges

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Introduction Syria like many countries before them, such as Libya and Egypt has become the epicenter for change in the region, allowing for other countries to follow in their footsteps. The question that is asked, what are the factors behind the instability in Syria and how does the religious conflict within their region have causal relations to the growing instability and the blending of borders due to refugees and displacement of their citizens? Looking exclusively at Syria serious key factors can be represented sociologically with regards to stratification, religion and power that is held by the elite class, which also makes up the religious minority. While roughly 90% of country is Muslim, 74% are Sunni, that makes up a majority of …show more content…
Introduction Syria like many countries before them, such as Libya and Egypt has become the epicenter for change in the region, allowing for other countries to follow in their footsteps. The question that is asked, what are the factors behind the instability in Syria and how does the religious conflict within their region have causal relations to the growing instability and the blending of borders due to refugees and displacement of their citizens? Looking exclusively at Syria serious key factors can be represented sociologically with regards to stratification, religion and power that is held by the elite class, which also makes up the religious minority. While roughly 90% of country is Muslim, 74% are Sunni, that makes up a majority of the population and are mainly poor and under privileged, while the Alawaites makes up only 12% percent of the population, that hold power in the country. Another factor in Syria’s growing instability is the median age of its citizens which is 22 according to the CIA World Demographic Statistics. Leaving the country highly impressionable, leading to extremist political groups and irrational decisions lead by charismatic leaders, with such a youthful nation such as Syria stability would be difficult to maintain, which arguably lead to the all-out civil war that is occurring presently. Has led to a mass exodus of its citizens to escape the atrocities committed by the both sides forcing refugees to seek shelter in neighboring countries and

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