In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment. Specifically, in American history, the substitution of the rule of an Administration for that of a Ministry, whereby the welfare and happiness of the people were advanced a full half-inch. Revolutions are usually accompanied by a considerable effusion of blood, but are accounted worth it -- this appraisement being made by beneficiaries whose blood had not the mischance to be shed. The French revolution is of incalculable value to the Socialist of to-day; when he pulls the string actuating its bones its gestures are inexpressibly terrifying to gory tyrants suspected of fomenting law and order.
A total or radical change; as, a revolution in one's circumstances or way of living.
A fundamental change in political organization, or in a government or constitution; the overthrow or renunciation of one government, and the substitution of another, by the governed.
a rebellion in which the government is overthrown, usually by force, and a new group of rulers takes over. Sometimes the whole social order is overthrown. Can also refer to any large-scale change in society, as in the Industrial Revolution.
Overthrow of the government by the people, such as the American Revolution, where the people overthrew the English control in the country.
The taking over of a form of government by force.
Complete or drastic change of government and the rules by which government is conducted.
the violent overthrow of both the government and the entire state structure by the citizens of a state.
a sudden or momentous change in a situation
a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving; "the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"
the overthrow of a government by those who are governed
a big and important change
a change in power from the old order to a new order
a change of government associated with violence
a dramatic social change
a forcible change of the constitution
a general and fundamental change in the political order when the mass of people rejects its government and the way things are run and is the result of failure to introduce gradual form
a momentous event of gigantic dimensions where powerful historical forces clash
an activity which is designed to affect fundamental change in the socio-economic situation of a segment of the population
an acute form of change
an all-encompassing phenomenon with socio-cultural as well as purely technological aspects
an attempt by political and military forces within a country to overturn the government and replace it
a natural and desired phenomenon in the life of a nation
an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another
an uprising, an act of violence whereby one class overthrows another
an uprising, a violent act by which one class overthrows another
a process of rapid and radical social and political change, involving possibly, but not necessarily, the use of violence
a radical change in ecconomy and government
a relatively sudden, and absolutely
a social phenomenon where a group of people initiates, by any means, a radical change of an existing socio-political order into another
a sudden upwelling-a convulsion of the fevered masses of society
a time of rapid, unpredictable change
a violent uprising against a state by some of its subjects
A complete change in government or rule
"...means an alteration in the personnel, structure, supporting myth, and functions of government by methods which are not sanctioned by prevailing constitutional norms. These methods almost invariably involve violence or the threat of violence against political elites, citizens, or both . . . and a relatively abrupt and significant change in the distribution of wealth and social status."
sudden and radical change in society; a complete overthrow of an established government or political system
A rapid and fundamental transformation of the state organization and of the allocation of values in a society. A revolution often involves the use of force and violence to destroy the existing political system.
the overthrow of one government and replace with another
A rebellion that succeeds in overthrowing an old government and establishing a new one.
A sudden attempt to overthrow the government
(noun) a fundamental change in political organization; especially: the overthrow or renunciation of one government or ruler and the substitution of another by the governed
Political conflict in which the values of the existing social organisation are rejected by those attempting to gain political leadership by means of armed conflict. This form of conflict is transformative, rather than conservative as is rebellion, according to Max Gluckman.
Revolution, a revolutionary socialist youth organization, was founded in the UK by Workers Power. According to its statutes and manifesto it is politically and organizationally independent from Workers Power, but there have been ongoing disputes within the organization if this is the case. Until October 2006, it had groups in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Australia and Indonesia.