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What will be the long-term effect of the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa?

With oppressive regimes out of the way, these nations will flourish as models for the power of democracy.
9% (82 votes)
Longtime dictatorships will be replaced by religious leaders who will redeem Islam’s image on the world stage.
11% (95 votes)
Longtime dictators will be replaced by religious extremists who will keep the region unstable.
55% (496 votes)
New dictators will force their way to power and the cycle of oppression will start over again.
25% (226 votes)
Total votes: 899


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