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The creation of a new establishment, government, and societal order must then either come after the revolution has ended (1) or be in conflict with the revolution (2). A revolution ends well if the post-revolution establishment is good enough that there is no reason to revolt.^excellent point. It occurs to me that a major factor in the U.S. revolution of c.1776 was that a temporary new government actually existed prior to the revolution in the form of the colonies' state and local governments, and the continental congress. The transfer of power could then be handled smoothly though electoral channels, using the preexisting structures to vote in the new government. Part of the issue in the middle east is that the temporary governments that manage the transition are very weak, because the opposition groups were heavily suppressed by the outed governments.
edited 30th Dec '11 12:42:27 PM by FrodoGoofballCoTV
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