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Revolution and revolutions poll

About revolutions of the past and present. Do we need a revolution? What type would that be? Did you live during a revolution or witnessed one?
What is your gender?
What is your age?
Under 10
11 - 12
13 - 14
15 - 16
19 - 21
22 - 25
26 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
51 - 60
Over 60
Where are you from?
Eastern Europe
Western Europe
North America
Central America
South America
Middle East
Central Asia
Far East
Asia (other places than above)
Did your country ever had a revolution?
How many revolutions had your country?
Over 3
Was the revolution(s) succesfull?
Which do you consider the most important and succesful revolution?
English Revolution (1642 - 1660) commencing as a civil war between Parliament and the King, and culminating in the execution of Charles I and the establishment of a republican Commonwealth, which was succeeded several years later by the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell.
Glorious Revolution (1688) is the overthrow of King James II of England (James VII of Scotland and James II of Ireland) by a union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch stadtholder William III of Orange-Nassau (William of Orange) and the drafting of the English Bill of Rights. William's successful invasion of England with a Dutch fleet and army led to his ascending the English throne as William III of England jointly with his wife Mary II of England.
American Revolution (1775 - 1783) establishes independence of the thirteen North American colonies from Great Britain, creating the republic of the United States of America.
French Revolution (1789 - 1799) as a period of radical social and political upheaval in France that had a major impact on France and throughout the rest of Europe. Old ideas about tradition and hierarchy – of monarchy, aristocracy, and religious authority – were abruptly overthrown by new Enlightenment principles of equality, citizenship, secularism, inalienable rights as well as nationalism and democracy.
Haitian Revolution (1791 - 1804) was a slave revolt in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, which culminated in the elimination of slavery there and the founding of the independent Haitian republic.
Batavian revolution (1795) refers to the political, social and cultural turmoil that marked the end of the Dutch Republic
Serbian Revolution (1804 - 1835) the national and social revolution of the Serbian people, during which this territory evolved from an Ottoman province into a constitutional monarchy and a modern nation-state.
Mexican War of Independence (1810 - 1821) was led by Mexican-born Spaniards, Mestizos and Amerindians who sought independence from Spain. It started as an idealistic peasants' rebellion against their colonial masters, but ended as an unlikely alliance between Mexican ex-royalists and Mexican guerrilla insurgents.
Paraguayan Revolt (1811) A bloodless overthrow of the Spanish government in Paraguay
Greek Revolution (1821 - 1832) war of independence waged by the Greek revolutionaries against the Ottoman Empire and establishment of the Kingdom of Greece
Belgian Revolution (1830 - 1831)was the conflict which led to the secession of the Southern provinces from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and established an independent Kingdom of Belgium.
Third French Revolution (1848) led to the abdication Louis-Philippe Establishment of the French Second Republic
Revolutions of 1848 revolutionary wave began in France in February and immediately spread to most of Europe and parts of Latin America. Over 50 countries were affected, but there was no coordination or cooperation among the revolutionaries in different countries. Five factors were involved: 2) the widespread dissatisfaction with the political leadership; 2) the demand for more participation and democracy; 3) the demands of the working classes; 4) the upsurge of nationalism; 5) and finally, the regrouping of the reactionary forces based in the royalty, the aristocracy, the army, and the peasants.
Taiping Rebellion (1850 - 1864) a large-scale revolt, against the authority and forces of the Qing Empire in China and self-proclaimed mystics named Hong Xiuquan and Yang Xiuqing. It result in the fall of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Weakening of the Qing Dynasty
Meiji Revolution (1866 - 1868) led to enormous changes in Japan's political and social structure, and spanned both the late Edo period (often called Late Tokugawa shogunate) and the beginning of the Meiji period.
Spanish Glorious Revolution/La Gloriosa (1868) resulted in the deposition of Queen Isabella II.
Philippine Revolution (1896 - 1898)a war of independence against Spanish rule
Persian Constitutional Revolution/Constitutional Revolution of Iran (1905 - 1907) first event of its kind in Asia, led to the establishment of a parliament in Persia/Iran, creating new opportunities and opened up seemingly boundless possibilities for the country's future.
Young Turk Revolution (1908) Young Turks force the autocratic ruler Abdul Hamid II to restore parliament and constitution in the Ottoman Empire
Monegasque Revolution (1910) was a series of confrontations by the subjects of Monaco against their ruler, Prince Albert I. It led to the end of absolute monarchy with the promulgation of the Constitution of Monaco
Mexican Revolution (1910 - 1920) overthrows the dictator Porfirio Diaz and seizures of power by Institutional Revolutionary Party.
Xinhai Revolution/Chinese Revolution (1911) was a revolution that overthrew China's last imperial dynasty, the Qing Dynasty, and established the Republic of China.
Arab Revolt (1916 - 1918) was initiated by the Sherif Hussein bin Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks and the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire
Irish War of Independence (1916 - 1923) the period of nationalist rebellion, guerrilla warfare, political change and civil war which brought about the establishment of the independent nation, the Irish Free State.
February Revolution (1917) its result was the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, the end of the Romanov dynasty, and the end of the Russian Empire. The Tsar was replaced by a Russian Provisional Government under Prince Georgy Lvov. The Provisional Government was an alliance between liberals and socialists who wanted political reform.
October Revolution (1917) overthrew the Russian Provisional Government and gave the power to the local soviets dominated by Bolsheviks. As the revolution was not universally recognized outside of Petrograd there followed the struggles of the Russian Civil War (1917–1923) and the creation of the Soviet Union in 1922.
Ukrainian Revolution (1917 - 1921) was a series of military conflicts between Ukrainian nationalists, Anarchists, Bolsheviks, the Central Powers forces of Germany and Austria-Hungary, the White Russian Volunteer Army, and Second Polish Republic forces for control of the territory of modern Ukraine after the February Revolution in the Russian Empire.
German Revolution (1918 - 1919) overthrows the Kaiser and the replacement of the German Empire with the Weimar Republic.
Spanish Civil War (1936 - 1939) brought the fall of the Second Spanish Republic and the establishment of the Spanish State under the authoritarian dictatorship of Francisco Franco
August Revolution (1945) the Viet Minh under Ho Chi Minh began rebellion against French colonial rule in Vietnam which resulted in the overthrow of the Vietnamese Empire and declares Vietnam independed but will later split the country between communist North Vietnam and the republic of South Vietnam
Indonesian National Revolution (1945 - 1949) One of the largest revolutions of the twentieth century, the struggle lasted for over four years and ended with Netherlands' recognition of Indonesia's independence
Indian Independence Movement (1947) encompasses a wide range of areas like political organisations, philosophies, and movements which had the common aim to ending the company rule(East India Company), and then British imperial authority, in parts of South Asia.
Egyptian Revolution of 1952 resulted in the overthrow, abdication, and exile of King Farouk, end of the rule of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty, establishment of the Republic of Egypt, end of the British occupation of Egypt, and the independence of Sudan
Cuban Revolution (1953 - 1959) was an armed revolt consolidated by Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement against the regime of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Nicaraguan Revolution (1961 - 1990) encompassed the rising opposition to the Somoza dictatorship in the 1960s and 1970s, the campaign led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional, FSLN) which led to the violent ousting of that dictatorship in 1979, and the subsequent efforts of the FSLN, which governed from 1979 until 1990, to reform the society and economy of the country along socialist lines
White Revolution (1963) was a far-reaching series of reforms in Iran launched by the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. It was a step towards westernization of Iran.
Zanzibar Revolution (1964) overthrew the 157-year-old Arab monarchy, declared the People's Republic of Zanzibar, and began the process of unification with Julius Nyerere's Tanganyika.
Carnation Revolution (1974) overthrows the right-wing dictatorship in Portugal
Saur Revolution (1978) resulted in the overthrow and death of Mohammed Daoud Khan and his family, establishment of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.The Soviets feared that the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan government was in danger of being toppled by opposition mujahideen forces and resented the independence shown by President Hafizullah Amin. USSR invaded Afghanistan, assassinated President Amin and started the 9 year Soviet-Afghan war.
Islamic Revolution (1979) refers to events involving the overthrow of Iran’s monarchy (Pahlavi dynasty) under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and its replacement with an Islamic republic under Ayatollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution. Ushers Islamic Fundamentalism as a global force.
People Power Revolution (1986) peacefully overthrows Ferdinand Marcos after his two decade authoritarian, repressive rule in the Philippines
Revolutions of 1989 brought the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and some countries from Africa and Asia, the breakup of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, the German reunification, Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Tiananmen Square protests led to more reforms in China and skepticism about communism all over the world associated with decreasing support for communist parties, especially in Europe and the end of the Cold War.
Indonesian Revolution (1998) resulted the resignation of President Suharto after three decades of the New Order period
Color revolutions (2000 - 2011) A series of non-violent revolutions who mostly used nonviolent resistance, also called civil resistance: A) Bulldozer revolution (2000) which led to the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic; B) Rose Revolution in Georgia, following the disputed 2003 election, led to the overthrow of Eduard Shevardnadze and replacing him with Mikhail Saakashvili after new elections were held in March 2004; C)Orange Revolution in Ukraine D) Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan was more violent than its predecessors and followed the disputed Kyrgyz parliamentary election, 2005. E)Cedar Revolution (2005) triggered by the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, asks for the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon and the replacement of a government heavily influenced by Syrian interests with more independent leadership F) Blue Revolution refers to demonstrations in Kuwait in support of women's suffrage beginning in March 2005; G) Purple Revolution is a term that some have given to the end of Saddam Hussein's governance in Iraq and the coming of democracy to the nation. H) Green Revolution is a term widely used to describe the Iranian election protests. I) Jasmine Revolution is a widely used term for the 2010-2011 Tunisian protests J) Lotus Revolution the protests in Egypt that forced President Mubarak to step down in 2011
Arab Revolutions (2010 - present) a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests occurring in the Arab world with the goal of chancing the authoritarian regimes with democracies
What is your religion?
Christian Orthodox
Evangelical Christian
Jehovah Witness
Other Christian
Sunni Muslim
Shia Muslim
Sufi Muslim
Other Muslim
Cao Dai
Weak Atheist
Hard Atheist
Secular Humanist
Does your country needs a revolution?
What kind of revolution do you want your country to have?
Anarchist Revolution
Capitalist Revolution
Communist Revolution
Cultural Revolution
Democratic Revolution
Fascist Revolution
Industrial Revolution
Nationalist Revolution
Religious Revolution
Sexual Revolution
Socialist Revolution
no revolution
Do you want a violent or non-violent revolution?
Violent Revolution
Non-Violent Revolution
Start non-violent then get violent is its necessary to defend ourselves and achieve our goals
What is your revolution aimed at?
Anarchist Revolution against capitalism
Anarchist Revolution against communism
Anarchist Revolution against democracy
Anarchist Revolution against dictatorship
Anarchist Revolution against imperialism
Capitalist Revolution against communism
Capitalist Revolution against democracy
Capitalist Revolution against dictatorship
Capitalist Revolution against imperialism
Capitalist Revolution against socialism
Communist Revolution against capitalism
Communist Revolution against democracy
Communist Revolution against dictatorship
Communist Revolution against imperialism
Democratic Revolution against capitalism
Democratic Revolution against communism
Democratic Revolution against dictatorship
Democratic Revolution against imperialism
Democratic Revolution against religion
Democratic Revolution against socialism
Fascist Revolution against capitalism
Fascist Revolution against communism
Fascist Revolution against democracy
Fascist Revolution against imperialism
Fascist Revolution against socialism
Nationalist Revolution against capitalism
Nationalist Revolution against communism
Nationalist Revolution against democracy
Nationalist Revolution against dictatorship
Nationalist Revolution against imperialism
Religious Revolution against capitalism
Religious Revolution against communism
Religious Revolution against democracy
Religious Revolution against dictatorship
Religious Revolution against imperialism
Religious Revolution against socialism
Sexual Revolution against capitalism
Sexual Revolution against dictatorship
Sexual Revolution against fascism
Sexual Revolution against religion
Socialist Revolution against capitalism
Socialist Revolution against communism
Socialist Revolution against democracy
Socialist Revolution against dictatorship
Socialist Revolution against imperialism
Socialist Revolution against religion
What is your political afiliation?
Social Democrat
Social Liberal
Non-political/Apolitical/No political afiliation
What does your Revolution target?
Corrupt officials
Political elites
Military elites
Religious elites
The country leader
Some politicians
All politicians
Foreign businessmen
Foreign corporations
Rich people
Ethnic minorities
Sexual minorities
Religious minorities
Religious people
Human Rights Activists
Which revolutionary wave can be called World Revolution?
Atlantic Revolutions (18th - 19th century) - Corsican Revolution, American Revolution, Revolt of Dutch Patriots, French Revolution, Liège Revolution, Brabant Revolution , Haitian Revolution, Polish War in the defence of constitution, Batavian Revolution, Irish Rebellion of 1798, Latin American wars of independence
Revolutions of 1848 - including French Revolution of 1848, Revolutions of 1848 in the German and Italian states, Sicilian revolution of independence of 1848, Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas, First Schleswig War, Hungarian Revolution of 1848, Sonderbund war, Wallachian Revolution of 1848, Praieira revolt, Greater Poland Uprising (1848)
Revolutions of 1905-1911 - in the aftermath of the Russo-Japanese War, including the Russian Revolution of 1905, the Argentine Revolution of 1905, the Persian Constitutional Revolution, the Young Turk Revolution, the Greek Goudi Revolt, the Monegasque Revolution, the Portuguese Revolution of 1910, the Mexican Revolution, and the Chinese Revolution of 1911 involved nationalism, constitutionalism, modernization, and/or republicanism targeting autocracy and traditionalism
Revolutions of 1917-23 - precipitated by the end of World War I, incudling the Russian Revolution, German Revolution and its offspring, like the Bavarian Soviet Republic, Hungarian Revolution lead to the Hungarian Soviet Republic, Chinese Revolution that overthrew China's last imperial dynasty and established the Republic of China, Irish War of Independence, Mexican Revolution, Egyptian Revolution of 1919
Revolutions of 1989 - dissolved the communist Soviet Union by the end of 1991, resulting in Russia and 14 countries declaring their independence from the Soviet Union: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Communism soon was abandoned by other countries, including Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Mongolia and South Yemen
Color revolutions (2000-2011) A series of non-violent revolutions who mostly used nonviolent resistance, also called civil resistance: Bulldozer revolution, Rose Revolution, Orange Revolution, Tulip Revolution, Cedar Revolution, Blue Revolution, Purple Revolution, Green Revolution, Jasmine Revolution, Lotus Revolution
Arab Revolutions (2010-present) a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests occurring in the Arab world with the goal of chancing the authoritarian regimes with democracies
What form of government is the best?
Democracy - Rule by a government chosen by election where most of the populace have the free right to vote
Monarchy - Rule by an individual who has inherited the role and expects to bequeath it to their heir.
Anarchy - Stateless societies based on non-hierarchical and voluntary associations opposing government authority
Authoritarian - Rule by an authoritarian governments are characterized by an emphasis on the authority of the state in a republic or union. It is a political system controlled by unelected rulers who usually permit some degree of individual freedom
Socialism - Rule by workers with a government constitutionally dedicated to the construction of a socialist society
Communism - Single-party authoritarian rule with communist revolutionaries & rebels which control almost society and create alternative economy for people`s and workers.
Fascism - Rule by leader base only its Ultra-patriotism, national identity, suprapersonal connections of ancestry and culture through a totalitarian state that seeks the mass mobilization of the national community through discipline, indoctrination, physical training, and eugenics
Theocracy - Rule by a religious elite; a system of governance composed of religious institutions in which the state and the church are traditionally the same thing
What economic system is the best?
Anarchist - free individualist economy not controlled by the state or any other authority
Autarkist - self-sufficient closed economy that can survive or continue its activities without external assistance or international trade
Capitalist - economic system that is generally considered to favor private ownership of the means of production, creation of goods or services for profit or income by individuals or corporations, competitive markets, voluntary exchange, wage labor, capital accumulation, and personal finance
Communist - system operating under centrally planned economies and a state ownership of the means of production
Fascist - an economy where the government exerts strong directive influence, and effectively controls production and allocation of resources, apart from the nationalizations of some industries, fascist economies were based on private property and private initiative, but these were contingent upon service to the state
Georgist - an economic philosophy and ideology that holds that people own what they create, but that things found in nature, most importantly land, belong equally to all
Market socialist - various economic systems where the means of production are either publicly owned or cooperatively owned and operated for a profit in a market economy.
Social capitalism - a system of open markets, unambiguously regulated by an activist state, and one in which the state intervenes to reduce the greater inequalities that competitive markets will inevitably generate. The essence of social capitalism is that markets work best and output is maximized through sound social management of the macroeconomy. Social capitalism posits that a strong social support network for the poor enhances capital output. By decreasing poverty, capital market participation is enlarged.
Socialist - based on some form of social ownership, which includes varieties of public ownership and independent cooperatives, over the means of production, wherein production is carried out to directly produce use-value, usually, but not always, coordinated through economic planning and a system of accounting based on calculation-in-kind or a direct measure of labor-time.
State capitalist - commercial (profit-seeking) economic activity undertaken by the state with management of the productive forces in a capitalist manner, even if the state is nominally socialist. State capitalism is usually characterized by the dominance or existence of a significant number of state-owned business enterprises. Examples of state capitalism include Corporatized government agencies and states that own controlling shares of publicly listed corporations, effectively acting as a large capitalist and shareholder itself.
State socialist - a socialist economic system which advocates public ownership of major industries, remedial measures to benefit the working class, and a gradual process of developing socialism through government policy. "State socialism" may also be used to classify any variety of socialist philosophies that advocates the ownership of the means of production by the state apparatus, either as a transitional stage between capitalism and socialism, or as an end-goal in itself
Syndicalist - economic system proposed as a replacement for capitalism and an alternative to state socialism, which uses federations of collectivised trade unions or industrial unions. It is a form of socialist economic corporatism that advocates interest aggregation of multiple non-competitive categorised units to negotiate and manage an economy
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This poll was created on 2012-08-06 11:31:00 by pollinc