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  1. Revolutions Presented by: Kaydian Brown Robert Smith Christopher Davis Brooke Harris Chad Sinckle MuntasirShafiq

  2. Introduction Revolutionis the transformation of political system and social structure that results from the overthrow of the prior regime by mass participation in extra-legal political action Types of Revolution – revolution from above and revolution from below Causes of Revolutions

  3. Cuba Revolution

  4. China Revolution • (a.k.a. Century of Humiliation) • Two revolutions1911-1949 - Nationalist revolution -Communist Revolution • New Culture Movement • Communist Nationalist split

  5. Iran Revolution Based off June 2009 Presidential elections Hundreds of thousands took to the streets to protest results Severe crackdown ensued One year later


  6. Egypt Revolution(The Muslim Brotherhood) A religious movement A political party A terrorist group

  7. Tunisia Revolution Mohammed Bouazizi Protests steaming from low opportunity, corruption, brutal government Role of Internet/Social Media Regime’s downfall

  8. Comparative Analysis All were revolutions from below All initial uprise fail expect for Tunisia Chinese, Muslim Brotherhood, and Iran all had nationalist ideologies

  9. Comparative Analysis Revolutions succeed just as authoritarian regime begins to liberalize Those that crack down put out any sparks immediately Tunisian Revolution that started with just one individual

  10. Comparative Analysis All other revolutions, aside from Tunisia, had their governments overthrown All Revolutions have concluded except Muslim Brotherhood

  11. Conclusion Revolution occurs based on Acts as the people’s voice Caters to issues that were important to the masses Threaten a change in the existing regime Often violent Some is on-going Occurs in weak regimes

  12. Discussions/Questions

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