Why do revolutions happen?
The term revolution is one Latin original that connotes the meaning of having to turn around. In formal definition of the word, a revolution is a fundamental change in authority or structures of organizations or sects that typically happen in a short period of time, as recorded from historical accounts. In the field of politics, the term revolution, or can also be coined as political revolution, usually refers to either one complete change in the existing constitution to a new one or to create modifications and revisions to the already existing constitution of one country. Throughout human history, various revolts have occurred which were evidently caused major changes in the fields of culture, economy, and socio-political aspects and institutions. As first coined by Copernicus in 1543, the use of the term was passed on from one aspect to another. It was in 1688 that the word was used in politics. Then on, such term became highly acquainted in politics.
In most countries governed and bounded by political rules and policies, it has been one of the most common down falls of many officials when revolutions occur. Emergence of revolutions is one indication that the people are the provided with the rights and privileges they possess under such rule of government. Revolutions happen because the people feel the need that the authorities’ attention must be called. Another reason why revolutions happen is because the people are evidently in dire suffering. With basic rights being violated along with unmet basic needs, revolutions tend to build up and continuously press on as authorities and government officials remain to be deaf and blind. Another reason why revolutions happen is because people experience severe oppression, exploitation and maltreatment that their essence of being a human has been intensely deprived from them.