The Revolution: The Factors And Causes Of The Revolutions

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To be able to define a revolution, first, we must know what exactly stability is. Political stability is in place when a government has full monopolistic control over its three pillars; namely, the military, the judiciary, and the administrative wings. So, what is a revolution? A revolution is a process, whose aim is to wrestle control over these entities away from the government. Revolutions occur in either peaceful or violent forms. We have seen peaceful revolutions such as those of Mahatma Gandhi in India and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the United States of America. However, more often than not, revolutions are violent, such as the French Revolution, the Communist Revolution in China, the American Revolution, and the August and the February Revolutions in Russia. The roots of revolutions are found in inequalities. To be more precise, inequalities in terms of wealth, power, and dignity are the inequalities which spark revolutions. The French Revolution was the beginning of the downfall of the monarchial system of government. The most important cause of the French Revolution was the unfair taxation of the poor class, or the Third Estate. The French society had been divided into three classes, or Estates. The First Estate was the clergy, or the people of the Church. They were the main taxers in the system, taking taxes in the name of God. The Second Estate was the nobility, which consisted of the royal family and the ministers. Finally, the Third Estate, which consisted of
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