Revolution: Human Philosophies Against What is Going On at that Point in Time

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The definition of a revolution by A Beka World History text book says, “A movement that attempts to apply unaided human philosophy to all areas of man’s life in order to establish a new social order.” Revolutions are human philosophies against what is going on at that point in time. In history, many revolutions have happened all around the world. In David A. Bell’s article “Inglorious Revolution” he says, “Few revolutions have been quick successes. They have been messy, bloody, long, drown-out affairs.” Mao Zedong says, “A revolution is not a dinner party.” The Russian Revolution of 1917, introduced communism in to the world, killing many Russians through starvation. Many revolutions are considered to be a terrible act for the most part they are, but some may not be. When started correctly, a revolution does not have to a terrible act of bloodshed and violence.

Revolutions are effected by the morals of the country. Depending on where the country stands morally, what they considered to be right and wrong, will affect how a revolution will processed. The morals of the leaders will effect a revolution. Where these leaders stand on their morals will affect the direction that the people wish to go. People by nature go with the flow, and if their leader is going in one direction, wither good or bad, that is the directions the people will go. Maximilion de Robespierre was the leader of the French Revolution. He said, “The Revolution is the war of liberty against its enemies.” The liberty that Robespierre was picturing was one of his own making with bloodshed, and violence against the French people. His revolution ended up killing the King and Queen of France, King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette his queen, by beheading them. Robe...

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... bloodshed, violence, and mobs. This did not have to happen. The American Revolution followed God’s Word causing less bloodshed. Not all revolutions have to be extremely violent, they just have to be started correctly.

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Bell, A. David. “Inglorious Revolution”. January/February 2014. EBSCHost Academic Search Elite. http://nationalinterest.org/article/inglorious-revolutions-9641.

Combee, Jerry and George Thompson. History of Civilization. (Pensacola, FL: A Beka Book, 2011), 236.

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