Understanding political revolution
So what is a Political Revolution anyway?
Political Revolution throughout history:
At the time of the French revolution, France was under an absolute monarchy. The country was divided into three estates: the clergy, the nobles, and the rest of society. Many people didn't have a say in their government. France also had faults in the way they taxed their citizens. The members of the third estate were tired of being treated unfairly, and they began to fight back.
The American Revolution took place between and 1783. At this time, the original 13 American colonies were under British rule. Britain's parliament began creating new taxes for its citizens. The colonists found these taxes to be unfair. This led to an outbreak of protests and fights. Eventually, the colonists decided that they wanted to be independent from Britain, but Britain would not agree to the change. This started the American revolution.
On December 2nd, 1956, a civil war began in Cuba. A group of guerilla forces fought against the army led by the country's dictator. A man named Fidel Castro led the revolution. He promised to bring freedom and democracy back to Cuba. However, this revolution eventually ended with a new, harsher dictatorship for the country.
A Closer Look At The American Revolution
Do The Benefits Outweigh The Costs?
Benefits of Political Revolution:
* Typically, a new, more fair form of government is put in place
* Compromise can be reached
* Unfair policies are abolished
Costs of Political Revolution:
* Changes in everyday life
* Usually violent conflicts occur due to the revolution