Mexican Social Revolution

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What is the causation of social revolutions and what was the cause for the Mexican one? If there has been one thing that has been prevalent in history, it is that changes in regime usually result to a revolt of some sort and if this exacerbated that can then transcend to a war; take Russia and China for example. Today we live in an age of competitive ideologies and competitive nuclear armament where government’s main ambition is to have more power than their counterpart whether it be economically or via military force (Blasier, 1967:28). The argument that is trying to be made is that men fear revolutions because of their nature of leading to a war. In the course of history, economic conditions have beleaguered most Latin American countries…show more content…
A social revolution or any other revolution today in general parlance, conveys connotations of people’s cordial qualms but also has them having the highest hope of success in their struggle. A social revolution is then defined as a historical procedure where the fundamental institutions of society are in transition and an effort is made to overthrow a regime, whether it be with the illegitimate or legitimate use of violence (Kraminick, 1972). The Mexican revolution is documented as the first major political, social and cultural revolution of the 20th century. The essence of the Mexican social revolution is based on the premise that a few affluent landowners were no longer able to abide by the old ways of Spanish colonial rule. It was hypothesised in the literature review that the main causes for the revolution was because of economic and social inequalities as well as the exploitation of many citizens. Many scholars such as Sam P. Huntington, Karl Marx and Theda Skocpol have come with different arguments on the causation of the social revolution in Mexico and social revolutions as a whole. The commonality of the arguments made by academics regarding social revolutions, is that they all highlight the lack of ability within the general social revolution…show more content…
Consequently then this paper seeks to discuss the causation of the Mexican social revolution and in doing so also place an emphasis on arguments made by authors on social revolutions as an entirety. To contrary belief this paper will also argue that there is no specific theory or author whose work best suits the Mexican revolution best. The reason why this question was posed was to investigate the causes of social revolutions and the Mexican social revolution from different writer’s perspective. In doing the literature review I was able to find that amongst the writers there seems to be weaknesses in their theories when applied to several situations. This became significant as I was contrasting and comparing the different ideas in order to establish which author’s explanation best suits the Mexican social revolution. The paper will achieve its aims by giving a brief historical background on the Mexican revolution as well as a definition. It will then give an intake on the thorough cause of the Mexican social revolution and compare the views posed by different authors. In its final analysis it will then
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