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Spring 2012


This infographic and accompanying paper look at the three primary dimensions of Hezbollah’s activities: social services, militia, and political party to answer the question “why do the otherwise reasonable people of Lebanon support Hezbollah?” The paper and infographic focus on conveying the key information to the reader that is necessary to begin to understand the situation. Hezbollah is favored in Lebanon because they represent Lebanese nationalism militarily, lead Lebanon’s otherwise distrusted government, and provide necessary social services in the under-represented Shi’a Muslims in Southern Lebanon. Over the course of the semester, I worked to research Hezbollah in-depth, design this infographic, and write this paper.