Do the Benefits Outweigh the Cost?

Political Uprisings in History

Political Revolutions occur throughout history in many different settings and places. In a political revolution a change or series of changes occurs and the government is changed or altered to fit certain relations and occurrences. Many times these situations will end worse than they began. However, you can find that some situations end in a more positive outcome when the government hears out what the people have to say. Either way, political revolutions continue to change throughout history and today.

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The Russian Revolution

For two revolutions, the Russian's overthrew the imperial government and placed the Bolsheviks in power. Tsar Nicholas II served as the last emperor of Russia from 1895 to 1917. By 1917, Tsar broke the bond between him and the people. The cause of this was Tsar's reaction policies when he closed down the Russian parliament. This caused a wide spread of dissatisfaction as ethnic minorities grew under domination. The prosecution of World War I showed the loss of the armies and campaigns against the Germans. Provisional Government wanted autocracy but encountered Petrograd Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies. The Soviet proved they had more power as 2,500 people were chosen from different areas. Shortly after, four governments were discovered. Kerensky came in and showed organization throughout the military and land. Kerensky fled the country. This formed the new government base of Bolshevik commissars.

So Do the Really Benefits Outweigh the Cost?? You pick..

Benefits to Political Revolution:

  • A new government is made and is supported by the people that it is aligned to.
  • People get a bigger voice in what they want.
  • New perspectives are known to show clarity and ideas.

Cost to Political Revolution:

  • Violence
  • Death
  • Fear for a new way of life
  • Changes in your life