So What Makes A Revolution End Well?:
edited 27th Dec '11 1:45:41 PM by GameChainsaw
edited 27th Dec '11 2:41:36 PM by SavageHeathen
edited 27th Dec '11 3:18:31 PM by Ultrayellow
- Pluralism among revolutionary groups. (It prevents tyranny)
- Thorough dismantling/destruction of the former regime's police force and military command. (It prevents counter-revolution)
- Internal democracy in the revolutionary movement.
- Quick redistribution of wealth. (As long as the working classes get their share from the plunder, they won't riot)
- Dismantling of counter-revolutionary institutions (It renders counterrevolutionaries voiceless and irrelevant).
- An anti-authoritarian ethos.
- A hands-off attitude about people's personal lifestyles.
- A dogmatic, monolithic, authoritarian vanguard party.
- Compromises with the dominant classes.
- Allowing elements of the former regime to retain any power, status or influence whatsoever.
- Suppression of divergent schools of thought amongst the revolutionaries.
- Mutual hatred among revolutionary groups.
- Delays in going through with the revolution's program: It demoralizes the masses real fast.
edited 27th Dec '11 3:52:10 PM by SavageHeathen
edited 27th Dec '11 4:06:10 PM by AceofSpades
- You can give no ground and slaughter/imprison/marginalize absolutely anybody in the old regime or connected to it and (attempt to) force them to capitulate through any means necessary.
- You can try and compromise with the old regime or the less unsavory elements of it (assuming you're fighting an authoritarian dictatorship or some such) and build a new coalition government to try and build trust.
edited 27th Dec '11 8:36:55 PM by Flyboy
edited 28th Dec '11 5:21:08 AM by SavageHeathen