What is revolution?

  • (noun): The overthrow of a government by those who are governed.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Revolution

A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, "a turn around") is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time. Aristotle described two types of political revolution:

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Revolution (song) - Promotional Clips
... Filming for promotional clips of "Hey Jude" and "Revolution" took place on 4 September 1968 under the direction of Michael Lindsay-Hogg ... Two finished clips of "Revolution" were produced, with only lighting differences and other minor variations ... Their vocals included elements from "Revolution 1" McCartney and Harrison sang the "shoo-bee-doo-wah" backing vocals, and Lennon sang "count me out, in" ...
Revolution (song)
... "Revolution" is a song by The Beatles written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney ... "Hey Jude", and a slower version titled "Revolution 1" on the eponymous album The Beatles (commonly called the "White Album") ... Although "Revolution" was released first, it was recorded several weeks after "Revolution 1" as a re-make specifically designed to be released as a ...
Revolution (song) - Use in Nike Advertisement
... In 1987, "Revolution" became the first Beatles recording to be licensed for use in a television commercial ... was groundless because they had licensed the use of "Revolution" with the "active support and encouragement of Yoko Ono Lennon, a shareholder and director of Apple" ... The "Revolution" lawsuit and others involving The Beatles and EMI were settled out of court in November 1989, with the terms kept secret ...
Revolution - Etymology
... the sun De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of Celestial Bodies) and this has come to be the model type of a scientific revolution ... However, “revolution” is attested by at least 1450 in the sense of representing abrupt change in a social order ... The process was termed "The Glorious Revolution" ...
Riyoko Ikeda - Biography
... manga, many of which are based on historical events, such as the French Revolution or the Russian Revolution ... This manga, loosely based on the French Revolution, has been made into several Takarazuka musicals and into an anime series and a live-action film ...

More definitions of "revolution":

  • (noun): A drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving.
    Example: "The industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"
  • (noun): A single complete turn (axial or orbital).
    Example: "The revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"
    Synonyms: rotation, gyration

Famous quotes containing the word revolution:

    If the Revolution has the right to destroy bridges and art monuments whenever necessary, it will stop still less from laying its hand on any tendency in art which, no matter how great its achievement in form, threatens to disintegrate the revolutionary environment or to arouse the internal forces of the Revolution, that is, the proletariat, the peasantry and the intelligentsia, to a hostile opposition to one another. Our standard is, clearly, political, imperative and intolerant.
    Leon Trotsky (1879–1940)

    Years were not required for a revolution of public opinion; days, nay hours, produced marked changes in this case.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    If the tax-gatherer, or any other public officer, asks me, as one has done, “But what shall I do?” my answer is, “If you really wish to do anything, resign your office.” When the subject has refused allegiance, and the officer has resigned his office, then the revolution is accomplished.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)