Revolution, Ideology and Political Change
The world of nation-states we inhabit today results from changes that have taken place over centuries. Some of these changes have been gradual. For example, developments in technology are fundamental to our world, but they tend to take place regularly and steadily. Political change, however, tends to be irregular. Long periods of calm are punctured by intense periods of change, the effects of which are felt for generations. This means we cannot just concentrate on the peaceful periods. To understand the political landscape of today, we must also analyse the political earthquakes of the past.
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