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It didn't "start with"

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Submitted by Ian Knowlton (United States), Jan 29, 2011 at 11:35

As Daniel makes clear, there were long-term grievances against the corruption and rapacity of the ruling family. The fruit-vendor incident precipitated the overthrow, was a catalyst in realising a long-overdue change. In this more precise sense, it didn't "start" it.

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