A revolution is a radical, deep and permanent change in relation to the pre-existing established order, a confrontation with no return between two competing interests, in a specific geographic location and generally carried out by a group of people who have the support of the people, who are already tired. and fed up with a ruling domain; thus they provide him with moral support and accompaniment. When it is not taken for granted, it can be obtained through force and weapons.
The revolution can occur simultaneously in several areas, such as religious, military, cultural, political, economic, or it can happen in one place and over time infect the rest with the spirit of change. However, its most characteristic and recognizable aspect is to leave transcendent consequences that will forever change the normal course of things so far. Also, while some revolutions are concentric and generate repercussions on the local environment , as occurred with many political, religious or ethnic movements in the third world; other revolutionary events started in a localized way and spread to other peoples or nations.
Thus, the revolution that gave rise to American independence was an engine for the independence of other Latin American nations
Likewise, the 1848 revolution in Europe had its epicenter in Paris, but it spread quickly to Germany and Italy, giving way to the true formation of the modern state in these countries. In recent times, it is easy to recognize the revolutionary explosion in the Arab countries of North Africa, which started small critical focuses in Tunis or Cairo, and finally ended with the removal of several local governments.
It is worth noting that the history of humanity has gone through three revolutions and brought its consequences, each in its specific field and changing the course of the planet’s history in its entirety
The French revolution was precisely a political movement held in France during the eighteenth century, in which there was a struggle to replace the predominant form of government to date, changing the monarchy by another absolute and radically opposed, defended by a system broader and less closed. This was the magnitude of the 1789 revolution considered the starting point of a new chronological era, called the Contemporary Age.
However, as an example of social revolution , the bourgeois revolution also occurred at the same historical moment as the French Revolution and marked the change of the clergy and the nobility to another ruling class, the bourgeoisie, completely changing the rules and conception of the economy. Liberalism as an economic system could be implanted among the country’s inhabitants through the birth of what we now call the middle class, thus establishing the foundations of modern capitalism.
Finally, with an essentially economic root, no less important and determinant than the previous ones was the industrial revolution, bringing the solution of new techniques, energy sources , machinery, transport, appearance of the first factories, among others. All of this in the service of business growth and expansion, although we can observe some harmful consequences of this revolution, such as the initial loss of labor in relation to the increased use of machines, the large production triggered by these changes that created new opportunities for work in a short period of time, giving access to the activity and improving people’s quality of life .
If you ask if the explosion and spread of modern technology does not by chance constitute a fourth revolution of world proportions? It can be said that it is time and history that make it possible to define such a similar statement in a few decades.