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Comparison Of Revolutions

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In the last one hundred years there have been four world changing revolutions, and each revolution greatly shaped its country into the great nation that it is too this day. France, Russia, England and America were all radically changed by the revolutions that rocked their countries. Each of these revolutions began because of tyrannical, oppressive, and unfair governments. These revolutions were not all the same though. Two were quite successful, whereas the other two, not so much. The difference between the two successful revolutions and the two unsuccessful revolutions is like night vs day, good vs evil and order vs chaos.

The English Revolution and Civil War was the first to occur. The English civil war was a war between Charles, a tyrannical king who wanted to rule England by himself, and parliament who wanted to restrict his powers and rule England jointly. The royalists and King Charles fought the parliamentarians, but the parliamentarians won. When the parliamentarians won they held the trial of King Charles 1, the exile of his son, Charles II; and the replacement of English monarchy with, at first, the Commonwealth of England (1649–53) and then the Protectorate (1653–59) under Oliver Cromwell's personal rule. The monopoly of the Church of England on Christian worship in England ended with the victors consolidating the established Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland. Constitutionally, the war established the precedent that an English monarch cannot govern without Parliament's consent, but it was not upheld and a later king tried to rule without parliament again, which brought about the Bloodless revolution. The bloodless revolution was a war between the Catholic King of England and his son in law who was a protestant. His so...

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The American and British revolutions both resulted in their governments being greatly improved from monarchial rule, to more democratic and controlled governments. Their revolutions helped give their people freedoms, helped countries prosper and flourish, and it gave the people a government that represented them and that had a safe amount of power. Unfortunately, in Russia and France, for quite some time after their revolts against their governments mass slaughtering, unstable governments, dictatorships, and even more tyranny occurred. It took them quite some time and a lot of unnecessary suffering to finally establish governments that served the people, not the other way around. All four of the revolutions made each country great, but France and Russia had to endure quite a lot more chaos and death for the citizens to gain their freedom and rights.
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