In the early 1960’s, post-colonial Africa saw a rise in both violent and non-violent coups.

    In 1989, revolutions arose in Eastern Europe that ultimately led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and Communism.

    Twenty-one years later in December 2010, political dissension in Tunisia planted the seed for what is now referred to as the Arab Spring.

    Part one of a two part series takes a look at revolutions, past and present, and examines the differences and similarities as citizens in oppressed countries look for ways to unlock the door of freedom.