Revolution

A revolution is a very sharp change made to something. The word comes from Latin, and is related to the word revolutio (which means a turn around).

Revolutions are usually political in their nature. Some people feel unhappy with their lives, some are not happy with whole systems. They might join together, share their ideas, and make something change. Often, revolutions include fighting, and civil unrest. But there are also revolutions that happen without fighting.

The Soviet Union was made by a revolution that killed millions, and later fell apart in a counterrevolution without much fighting. But in the French Revolution (1789), there was much bloodshed. The years right after this Revolution in France are often called the Reign of Terror.

Other events often called "revolutions" include:

The opposing idea in politics is called 'gradualism'.


Other Languages
Afrikaans: Rewolusie
Alemannisch: Revolution
العربية: ثورة
asturianu: Revolución
azərbaycanca: İnqilab
বাংলা: বিপ্লব
Bân-lâm-gú: Kek-bēng
беларуская: Рэвалюцыя
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Рэвалюцыя
български: Революция
bosanski: Revolucija
буряад: Хубисхал
català: Revolució
čeština: Revoluce
Cymraeg: Chwyldro
Deutsch: Revolution
Ελληνικά: Επανάσταση
English: Revolution
español: Revolución
Esperanto: Revolucio
euskara: Iraultza
فارسی: انقلاب
français: Révolution
Frysk: Revolúsje
Gaeilge: Réabhlóid
Gàidhlig: Rèabhlaid
galego: Revolución
한국어: 혁명
हिन्दी: क्रान्ति
hrvatski: Revolucija
Bahasa Indonesia: Revolusi
íslenska: Bylting
italiano: Rivoluzione
עברית: מהפכה
Basa Jawa: Révolusi
къарачай-малкъар: Революция
ქართული: რევოლუცია
Kiswahili: Mapinduzi
Кыргызча: Төңкөрүш
Latina: Res novae
latviešu: Revolūcija
Lëtzebuergesch: Politesch Revolutioun
lietuvių: Revoliucija
la .lojban.: sutra binxo
magyar: Forradalom
македонски: Револуција
മലയാളം: വിപ്ലവം
مصرى: ثوره
Bahasa Melayu: Revolusi
မြန်မာဘာသာ: တော်လှန်ရေး
Nederlands: Revolutie
नेपाली: क्रान्ति
日本語: 革命
norsk: Revolusjon
norsk nynorsk: Revolusjon
occitan: Revolucion
олык марий: Революций
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Inqilob
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਇਨਕਲਾਬ
پښتو: اوښتون
polski: Rewolucja
português: Revolução
română: Revoluție
Runa Simi: Pachakutiy
русиньскый: Револуция
русский: Революция
саха тыла: Өрөбөлүүссүйэ
Scots: Revolution
slovenčina: Revolúcia
slovenščina: Revolucija
کوردی: شۆڕش
српски / srpski: Револуција
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Revolucija
svenska: Revolution
Tagalog: Himagsikan
தமிழ்: புரட்சி
татарча/tatarça: Инкыйлаб
తెలుగు: విప్లవం
Türkçe: Devrim
тыва дыл: Революция
українська: Революція
اردو: انقلاب
vèneto: Rivołusion
Tiếng Việt: Cách mạng
walon: Revintreye
文言: 革命
吴语: 革命
ייִדיש: רעוואלוציע
粵語: 革命
Zazaki: Revolusyon
中文: 革命