Future Middle East: Secular Democracies Or Fundamentalist Theocracies?

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Which pre-conditions exist for the evolution of secular democracies in the Middle East as opposed to fundamentalist theocracies like Iran? Is Egypt a likely candidate to set an example for the rest?

We now have three different examples:
1. Tunisia
2. Egypt
3. Libya

Other templates are brewing:

4. Bahrain
5. Yemen
6. Jordan
7. Oman
8. Saudi Arabia
9. Algeria
10. Morocco

The older template is crystallised:

11. Iran post 1979

If everything goes the way of Tunisia and Egypt, less problems? If everything goes the way of Libya, chaos? What happens if the Middle-East revolutions copy Iran post 1979?

This is the crux.  If we end up with more Irans post 1979 we have a serious global crisis. If we end up with more peaceful non-violent revolutions that slowly metamorphose towards democracy, there is really no issue, other than a welcome change.  Do you agree that Egypt is a key marker in the sand?  What of Saudi Arabia?

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