His conclusion, was that there were 4 different stages in a revolution. The skeleton The 4 stages were dubbed: Preliminary, first, second, third. More accurately described as the: Old regime, rule of the moderates, crisis, and recovery stage. Each stage have their own rules and events within.
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His conclusion, was that there were 4 different stages in a revolution. The skeleton The 4 stages were dubbed: Preliminary, first, second, third. More accurately described as the: Old regime, rule of the moderates, crisis, and recovery stage. Each stage have their own rules and events within. All of which, will be explained in this Sutori. The main thing in this stage is the initial conflict. This "initial conflict" can be many things. But more often than not, it is a fault in the government.
What are conditions like in this stage? Well, usually, the economy is broken and poor. Typically resulting in the government taking taxes. Leader is usually poor and the people demand change. If they do not get change, this results in the next stages. Resulting in a revolution. With this happening, mobs begin to break out in demand for change with protests. Eventually, moderates begin to take charge. The problem with these mobs is that typically, they confuse things that they need with thing that they want.
Usually resulting in the greed for revenge rather than justice. Now, the Radicals take control. Radicals take action much quicker.
Using killing the Moderates for examples showing their rule. This results in the power lying in a revolutionary council. At this point, war has broken out. And the people attempt to kill their leader that had resulted in the enactment of this revolution in the first place. The recovery.
Here, the leading radicals are taken down. Usually, through assassination. Rule is then taken into the hands of autocrats. Then slowly, things are put back together and into peace.
Pleasure, religion, and overall status quo is returned to the people. As well as a sense of nationalism.
Crane Brinton's Theory Of Revolution
How to Define Revolution In the opening pages of Anatomy of a Revolution , historian Crane Brinton struggles to define his object of study. Brinton sets himself apart from other scholars who narrate history. The author identifies himself as a social scientist and a practitioner of the scientific method. In each case, writes Brinton, the events unfold along a similar trajectory.
Anatomy of a Revolution Book Summary
Themes[ edit ] According to Brinton, while "we must not expect our revolutions to be identical" p. The exception is the American Revolution, which "does not quite follow this pattern" p. Fall of the old regime[ edit ] The revolutions begin with problems in the pre-revolutionary regime. These include problems functioning—"government deficits, more than usual complaints over taxation, conspicuous governmental favoring of one set of economic interests over another, administrative entanglements and confusions". There are also social problems, such as the feeling by some that careers are not "open to talents", and economic power is separated from political power and social distinction. There is a "loss of self-confidence among many members of the ruling class", the "conversion of many members of that class to the belief that their privileges are unjust or harmful to society" p. In short, "the ruling class becomes politically inept" p.
In this respect, a revolution is not a positive phenomena, it is something to be avoided and cured, when and if, it occurs. This is due to the fact that "nobody wants to have a fever" Brinton, However, fever, and Revolution, "in itself is a good thing The revolution destroys wicked people and harmful and useless institutions" Brinton breaks down the revolution into three entities: the symptoms, the fever itself, which is the manipulation of revolution, and the break of the fever, when things more or less return to normal. In the early stages of the revolution itself, Brinton sees the moderates seize power, but then the extremists take that power away from them.