Revolt

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A revolt refers to rebellion against an established authority. Some historians use "revolt" to refer to an attempt--usually unsuccessful to change the government or its main policies, while defining revolution as a deeper, successful change in the political and economic system.

John F. Kennedy said, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." [1]

see Tax revolt

Further reading

  • Gurr, Ted Robert. Why Men Rebel (1970)

References

  1. JFK's "Address on the First Anniversary of the Alliance for Progress," March 13, 1962. Public Papers of the Presidents – John F. Kennedy (1962), p. 223.
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