revolution (POLITICS)
noun [C or U]
a change in the way a country is governed, usually to a different political system and often using violence or war:
The French Revolution changed France from a monarchy to a republic.
The country seems to be heading towards revolution.
See also revolution at revolve.
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Thinking about revolutions is dangerous. It almost invariably involves deposing a government, or somesuch, and governments decide upon laws. Therefore, revolutions are by definition illegal. This is my reason for investigating revolution as a crime, an act requiring means, motive and opportunity.

Means - what is needed to create a revolution?
Motive - why would we commit ourselves to a revolution, what would be the benefit, and for whom would that benefit be?
Opportunity - what forces in society help or hinder our revolution, thereby creating our opportunity?

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Heinlein, Robert A. - The moon is a harsh mistress
Huntington, Samuel P. - How countries democratize
Ricci, David M. - The tragedy of political science: politics, scholarship and democracy
Scokpol, Theda - States and social revolutions: a comparative analysis of France, Russia and China
Soto, Hernando de - The other path
Young, Arthur - A tour of France in 1787, 1788 abd 1789