Null Hypothesis:
The total amount of foreign investment in the countries that revolted is equal to the amount of foreign investment in all the other countries in the Middle East from 1980 to 2010.
Alternative Hypothesis:
The total amount of foreign investment in the countries that revolted not is equal to the amount of foreign investment in all the other countries in the Middle East from 1980 to 2010.

Method of Data Analysis: 2-Sample T-Test
Conditions
It can be assumed that the measure foreign investment in the two groups (revolted and others in Middle East) are independent of each other and in each group, the individual country's import volume of goods and services is independent. Each country's measure of foreign investment in that country was compared individually to every other country.
The distribution for average import volume from 1980-2010 is approximatley normal.
degrees of freedom:n-1
number of years assesed=30
df=29

Significance level: t=.50
Significance level in context: I would fail to reject the null hypothesis that the import volume of goods for countries that revolted is equal to that of the rest of the middle east if the probability for this situation occuring is %50 or greater.

Conclusion:
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How to interpret this picture:
For example: There is an 89% probability that the amount of foreign investment in Egypt, a country that experienced mass protests against its government, is equal to the amount of foreign investment in the United Arab Emirates, therefore I would fail to reject the null hypothesis that the average amount of foerign investment over the past 30 years are equal.

For all other associations not shown, the probability that the imports of goods and sercives from 1980-2010 are equal is less than %50, therefore I would reject the null hypothesis that the average amount of foreign investment over the past 30 years are equal.
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Most countries who are located in the Middle East but have not experienced mass protests have a greater than 50% chance of having the same import volume of goods and services as a country that has experienced mass protests.

Note: No data was availible for the amount of foreign investment in Iraq, a country that has experienced mass protests against its government.