In A Dictionary of Sociology, Gordon Marshall defines rebellion/revolution as "Relatively rare but historically important events in which an entire social and political order is overturned, usually by violent means." He continues to say that while a rebellion is only the replacement of one ruling group by another, a revolution also has the new governing elite making fundamental changes. Both the Chinese Revolution of 1949 and the Cuban Revolution of 1959 completely fit the definition of
showed first 75 words of 1685 total
showed last 75 words of 1685 total
dependent country suffers, and the people suffer as well. Revolutions may improve conditions and lift oppression, but not for an extended period of time. In the end, unless a new stable government is quickly established, the country will be worse off than it was before. A lot of people die, and not much changes. As G.B. Shaw wrote, "Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny; they have only shifted it to another shoulder."