History Main / FullCircleRevolution

13th Nov '17 5:37:01 PM Malady
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* UsefulNotes/FidelCastro became just as much of a usurping despot as his predecessor FulgencioBatista, who overthrew the ineffective Carlos Prío Socarrás. In fact, he has killed and driven out far more than Batista ever did, albeit for the reason that he has ruled for far longer than Batista or indeed any other political leader before him.

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* UsefulNotes/FidelCastro became just as much of a usurping despot as his predecessor FulgencioBatista, UsefulNotes/FulgencioBatista, who overthrew the ineffective Carlos Prío Socarrás. In fact, he has killed and driven out far more than Batista ever did, albeit for the reason that he has ruled for far longer than Batista or indeed any other political leader before him.
10th Nov '17 4:37:27 PM Jhonny
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* During most of the 20th century UsefulNotes/{{Nicaragua}} was governed by a family of dictators who were either President or [[JustTheFirstCitizen head of the national guard]] until finally in 1979 people were fed up and a young revolutionary by the name of Daniel Ortega took over. The dictator family Somoza held most of the land worth holding and controlled the economy giving most businesses to family and friends. Among the most pervasive complaints against the various strongmen and dictatorships in Nicaragua is infinite reelection and when after the 1979-1990 Contra War peace was brokered under a new constitution, it explicitly forbade reelection and limited any given person to two (non-consecutive) presidential terms. In 2006 Daniel Ortega was elected President again with barely over 30% of the vote. And in 2011 he was 88reelected. And in 2016 he is again running for reelection... Today there is an Ortega friendly business elite and Ortega's wife is also quite wealthy...

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* During most of the 20th century UsefulNotes/{{Nicaragua}} was governed by a family of dictators who were either President or [[JustTheFirstCitizen head of the national guard]] until finally in 1979 people were fed up and a young revolutionary by the name of Daniel Ortega took over. The dictator family Somoza held most of the land worth holding and controlled the economy giving most businesses to family and friends. Among the most pervasive complaints against the various strongmen and dictatorships in Nicaragua is infinite reelection and when after the 1979-1990 Contra War peace was brokered under a new constitution, it explicitly forbade reelection and limited any given person to two (non-consecutive) presidential terms. In 2006 Daniel Ortega was elected President again with barely over 30% of the vote. And in 2011 he was 88reelected.reelected. And in 2016 he is again running for reelection... Today there is an Ortega friendly business elite and Ortega's wife is also quite wealthy...
9th Nov '17 11:22:33 PM Lanes17B
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* During most of the 20th century UsefulNotes/{{Nicaragua}} was governed by a family of dictators who were either President or [[JustTheFirstCitizen head of the national guard]] until finally in 1979 people were fed up and a young revolutionary by the name of Daniel Ortega took over. The dictator family Somoza held most of the land worth holding and controlled the economy giving most businesses to family and friends. Among the most pervasive complaints against the various strongmen and dictatorships in Nicaragua is infinite reelection and when after the 1979-1990 Contra War peace was brokered under a new constitution, it explicitly forbade reelection and limited any given person to two (non-consecutive) presidential terms. In 2006 Daniel Ortega was elected President again with barely over 30% of the vote. And in 2011 he was reelected. And in 2016 he is again running for reelection... Today there is an Ortega friendly business elite and Ortega's wife is also quite wealthy...

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* During most of the 20th century UsefulNotes/{{Nicaragua}} was governed by a family of dictators who were either President or [[JustTheFirstCitizen head of the national guard]] until finally in 1979 people were fed up and a young revolutionary by the name of Daniel Ortega took over. The dictator family Somoza held most of the land worth holding and controlled the economy giving most businesses to family and friends. Among the most pervasive complaints against the various strongmen and dictatorships in Nicaragua is infinite reelection and when after the 1979-1990 Contra War peace was brokered under a new constitution, it explicitly forbade reelection and limited any given person to two (non-consecutive) presidential terms. In 2006 Daniel Ortega was elected President again with barely over 30% of the vote. And in 2011 he was reelected.88reelected. And in 2016 he is again running for reelection... Today there is an Ortega friendly business elite and Ortega's wife is also quite wealthy...


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* The Pueblo Indian Revolt was started because the Spanish were encroaching on their land, pitted indians that were friendly towards them against those that were not, forbade them from practicing their cultural traditions and religion, they even pitted child against parent, and the ''encomienda'' system guaranteed that every Indian within the landowner's territory had to pay tribute, [[MadeAslave and turned them into a servant of his estate.]] Eventually, a medicine man named Popé conspired with other tribe leaders, and led a revolt that resulted in the destruction of several Spanish missions, massacred hundreds of settlers, and drove out the surviving Spanish out of New Mexico for almost ten years. When the Spanish came back, they learned that several Pueblo Indian tribes were at war with Popé and his followers because he felt he was their rightful leader and sought to extract tribute from the tribes liberated from the Spanish.
** The new Spanish governor met with Popé's enemies and after compromising on the conditions that the Spanish would be allowed to resettle their colony so long as the ''encomienda'' system was abolished, they launched an offensive that defeated Popé's forces, and the Pueblo Indians never again revolted.
27th Oct '17 5:41:17 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', a corrupt and dystopian future United States has collapsed, but strong elements of its old ruling class retain much power in several of the breakaway states that succeeded it. Particularly the [[DeepSouth New Confederacy]], where a second (third?) civil war soon breaks out between the comfortable business-as-usual crowd and the grassroots who want a real housecleaning.
18th Sep '17 8:20:18 PM Fireblood
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* This is what happened with Iran: the US-supported brutal monarchy of the Shah was overthrown by a revolution that brought immense hopes of independence and justice. Then [[GoneHorriblyWrong the Islamists came out on top of the revolution and imposed Islamic law]] and imposed TheTheocracy.

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* This is what happened with Iran: the US-supported brutal monarchy of the Shah was overthrown by a revolution that brought immense hopes of independence and justice. Then [[GoneHorriblyWrong the Islamists came out on top of the revolution and imposed Islamic law]] and imposed TheTheocracy.TheTheocracy, suppressing liberals and communists.
18th Sep '17 8:15:10 PM Fireblood
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** The election of Tony Blair brought the Labour Party back to power after more than a decade of the Conservative Party at Downing Street. It was accompanied by much joy and cheer among the English Left. That joy soured with [[MeetTheNewBoss "New" Labour]] which largely continued and extended Thatcher-era under Blair, his hand-in-glove support of the American Government during TheWarOnTerror, much in-fighting and bitterness among the English Left. Most notably the playwright Harold Pinter admitted to regretting voting for Blair upon seeing him authorize support for the Iraq War. Indeed on the death of UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, Tony Blair admitted that he saw his job as merely building on the latter's policies. Critics however got supremely upset with New Labour that they were voted out by the Conservative Party after the failure of Blair's successor Gordon Ministry and Labour is now led by Jeremy Corbyn, a highly controversial figure whose views were considered fringe and far-left by the Blair-Gordon faction.

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** The election of Tony Blair brought the Labour Party back to power after more than a decade of the Conservative Party at Downing Street. It was accompanied by much joy and cheer among the English Left. That joy soured with [[MeetTheNewBoss "New" Labour]] which largely continued and extended Thatcher-era under Blair, his hand-in-glove support of the American Government during TheWarOnTerror, to much in-fighting and bitterness among the English Left. Most notably the playwright Harold Pinter admitted to regretting voting for Blair upon seeing him authorize support for the Iraq War. Indeed on the death of UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, Tony Blair admitted that he saw his job as merely building on the latter's policies. Critics however got so supremely upset with New Labour that they were voted out by the Conservative Party after the failure of Blair's successor Gordon Ministry Ministry, and Labour is now led by Jeremy Corbyn, a highly controversial figure whose views were considered fringe and far-left by the Blair-Gordon faction.
18th Sep '17 7:58:16 PM Fireblood
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Also, Alcazar wants to execute a whole lot of people, starting with Tapioca of course, and is only kept at bay because Tintin is his MoralityPet, showing that Alcazar and Tapioca are as bad as each other. Tapioca actually consoles Alcazar over being stopped-that is, ''the man who just overthrew him and wants to shoot him'' as he would have done the same thing (or more likely ''did''), proving they are {{not so different}}. Similarly, the only reason Tintin became Alcazar's friend in the first place was because he ended up as his lieutenant. A few hours of slippage and he could have ended up as Tapioca's lieutenant just as easily.
** Earlier books such as ''Broken Ear'' would depict Alcazar and Tapioca committing ''multiple'' coups on a ''daily'' basis against each other, running this straight into RevolvingDoorRevolution territory. ''Picadors'' also reveals that Alcazar and Tapioca's shared desire for executing opposition has practically become a ''cultural tradition'' in San Theodoros, leading to a funny moment where both men grumble about how Tintin and the younger generation have no respect for the oldest customs.

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Also, Alcazar wants to execute a whole lot of people, starting with Tapioca of course, and is only kept at bay because Tintin is his MoralityPet, showing that Alcazar and Tapioca are as bad as each other. Tapioca actually consoles Alcazar over being stopped-that is, ''the man who just overthrew him and wants to shoot him'' him'', as he would have done the same thing (or more likely ''did''), proving they are {{not so different}}. Similarly, the only reason Tintin became Alcazar's friend in the first place was because he ended up as his lieutenant. A few hours of slippage and he could have ended up as Tapioca's lieutenant just as easily.
** Earlier books such as ''Broken Ear'' would depict Alcazar and Tapioca committing ''multiple'' coups on a ''daily'' basis against each other, running this straight into RevolvingDoorRevolution territory. ''Picadors'' ''Picaros'' also reveals that Alcazar and Tapioca's shared desire for executing opposition has practically become a ''cultural tradition'' in San Theodoros, leading to a funny moment where both men grumble about how Tintin and the younger generation have no respect for the oldest customs.
28th Aug '17 8:19:06 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheDispossessed'', by UrsulaKLeGuin: Apart from showing how an anarcho-communist society could function, this is pretty much the entire point.

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* ''Literature/TheDispossessed'', by UrsulaKLeGuin: Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin: Apart from showing how an anarcho-communist society could function, this is pretty much the entire point.
25th Aug '17 9:59:11 AM Aquillion
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* In the ending of ''VideoGame/TheNinjaWarriorsAgain'', the game flatly informs you that because history repeats, the revolutionary government you fought to establish is doomed to become as awful as the dictatorship you overthrew.
25th Aug '17 9:51:31 AM Aquillion
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* In the ending of ''VideoGame/TheNinjaWarriorsAgain'', the game flatly informs you that because history repeats, the revolutionary government you fought to establish is doomed to become as awful as the dictatorship you overthrew.
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