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Revolutions

What does it take to start a revolution?
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Shane Kelbaugh

on 8 January 2013

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Transcript of Revolutions

What is a revolution? Popular Uprising? Political Change? Civil Revolt? Civil progress? Riots in Egypt 2011 Lenin and the Bolsheviks lead the communist revolution in Russia,
1917 Is it a... "Liberty Leading the People"
Depicting the French Revolution, 1789 Martin Luther King Jr. leads the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's EGYPT 2011 Martin Luther challenges the Catholic Church Religious Reformation? Karl Marx co-authors the Communist Manifesto in 1848, proposing solutions to the class struggles caused by capitalism. The Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace in October, 1917.They then establish a fixed-market economy with the formation of the USSR. The Nanchung Uprising, 1929, was the first major engagement of the Chinese Civil War. The communist People's Liberation Army fought the Kuomintang to establish a communist state in China. Che Guevara Fidel Castro Castro leads a guerilla war against the U.S.-backed Batista government in Cuba. After defeating Batista in 1959, he establishes a socialist/communist state. Radical Social and Economic Reform? In 1776, the Thirteen Colonies Declare their independence from British government. The Communist Revolution Revolution: 1. an overthrow and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed 2. a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, especially one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence So we know what a revolution is... And we've seen some examples of past revolutions, but... WHAT CAUSES A REVOLUTION? STARVATION POVERTY INJUSTICE NEW IDEAS POLITICAL UPHEAVAL ECONOMIC HARDSHIP MILITARY OR TERRORIST THREATS PANDEMIC OR EPIDEMIC DESEASE THESE ITEMS HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON THEY ARE ALL CAPABLE OF MOTIVATING PEOPLE TO
ABANDON COMPLACENCY
AND BAND TOGETHER TO FIGHT FOR JUSTICE tHIS ISN'T JUST hISTORY IT'S HAPPENING NOW AND IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN
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