The cause of the Syrian revoution was that, after a boy watched all the news that the other nearby countries are going through a change in their governemnt. He wrote “your next doctor assad”. He was soon captured and tourture, citizens got angry and start to do peaceful protestes but sooner or later, the government shot the protesers which sparked the entire revoultion. With backers on each side of the two opposing groups, there isnt a end near any of this. This is the Arab spring in plain English.