posted by Mary .
A study of the causes of the American Revolution of 1776, the French Revolution of 1789, and the Russian Revolution of 1917 best supports the generalization that revolution is most likely to occur when
Read widely -- and then let us know what conclusions you draw.
These were populist revolutions. Drawing conclusions from them about most revolutions is most unwise. In fact, most revolutions in the last century were not populist revolutions
Consider the modern revolutions (negotiated revolutions) in Chili, Czech Republic, and South Africa.
and...the Russian Revolution under Gorbachev. This one doesn't fit either pattern.