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Increasing Social Unrest

Riots, violent protests, street clashes have been multiplying in the Western World. First in Europe, but then in the USA and Canada as well, these events have occurred more and more often since the panic of '08.

Here are some of the most well-known examples of such events: the 2009 France riots, the 2011 England riots, the 2013 Stockholm riots, the 2013 Trappes riots (in Northern France) and the list could go on.

Of course, there are far more than just these. And in the large majority, they're economy-finance-related.

Various riots, clashes, less-covered by the media, have occurred throughout Europe and even in Asia.

Among the affected countries are: Canada, France, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, the UK, Spain, Argentina, Brazil...

The wide-spread Middle Eastern crisis is another example for economy-related and resource-based conflicts.
Ethnic and political issues although present, are fuelled by the looming fossil fuel energy crises.

Unfortunately during times of crisis, social unrest is one of the most common threats.

This 10th sign of an imminent global socio-economic cataclysm is one of the most obvious ones: just watch the news and observe the multitude of riots and other forms of social unrest spreading almost in the entire World.

Europe and the Middle East have been most affected. All of these events are linked primarily to economic issues.

While the European riots are connected with the EU's crisis, some experts are calling the chain of events in the Middle East "class warfare". Without any doubt, the conflicts are deeply rooted in the fight for the energy sources in the area.

If the economic situation of a particular area worsens dramatically, then it tends to propagate into the social sphere. Just consider the events in Sweden and the UK during recent years.
Traditionally quiet and even prosperous countries like Sweden can "ignite".

In 2006, Hungary has entered a severe political crisis that has lead to a major economic crisis prior to 2008. The Hungarian economic crisis has lead to a multitude of street fights, riots (especially in the capital of Budapest). The events in 2006 were the first riots in the peaceful country that hasn't seen riots since 1956!

The Greek economic crisis was far deeper than Hungary's crisis and has lead to far greater social unrest.
The Greek economy became less productive and the country's GDP has shrunk by roughly 30 % during the 2008-2013 period.

The main difference between the way Greece's and Hungary's crises were managed by the government was that: Greece "squeezed" the population, while Hungary taxed the banks. Greece's measures were praised by the IMF and the EU parliament, but their economic situation has worsened.

These are just several vivid examples of social unrest events that have already occurred. A deepening economic conjuncture will only deepen the social problems in certain areas. Regions with existing severe social difficulties and a weak economy will suffer the most.

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