There were a lot of outcomes in the Arab Spring, here are a few:
Tunisian dictator: fled.
Syrian dictator: fought; still fighting.
Libyan dictator: fought; killed.
Egyptian dictator: imprisoned, since released. ...Since re-imprisoned...
Jordanian King: listened to people... mostly...
...The list goes on, but you get the point. When faced with protests, each country handled the situation differently.
We played a game today depicting this. The students got to make the choices. Let them tell you about it. If you weren't here, make sure you ask about it when you get back.
In case you're interested: