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Revolution has been the driving force for political and social change in our world since the beginning of time. As such, it is the most recognizable form of political violence, being discussed endlessly by scholars and lay people alike. Often times however, in these discussions, the central elements of what makes a political movement become categorized as a revolution are often ignored. This paper seeks to identify the three core components of a revolution, and then to show how these elements can be found in a pair of revolutions separated by thousands of miles and hundreds of years, proving the validity of a universal application of this elemental definition of rebellion.


Political Violence/ Criminal Justice 4600