What is a revolution?

Revolutions significant change and upheaval

Revolutions are driven by people and groups inspired by hope

Revolutionaries attempt to change or overthrow the old order while the old order strives to maintain its power

Revolutions develop after a long accumulation of grievances and dissatisfaction

Every revolution is triggered by at least one short-term event or crisis

Ideas play a critical part in all revolutions

In the timeline of every revolution, there are critical moments when revolutionaries come into direct confrontation with the forces of the old regime

As the new regime attempts to rebuild society, it may become divided over aims and methods

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