What Types of Revolutions Are There?

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The term "revolution" refers to a rotating object rotating, an extreme change in the lifestyle of a common person or the complete overthrow of a government. There are two main types of societal revolutions, which are not necessarily mutually exclusive: sociological revolutions and political revolutions.

Examples of scientific revolutions include the agricultural revolution, the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution, whereas examples of political revolutions include the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolution and the Bolshevik Revolution.

The American Revolution is an example of both a political and sociological revolution. The American Revolution was not only about overthrowing the established government of the 13 colonies, but it was also about instituting the philosophical ideas of the Enlightenment into a political system.

The Neolithic revolution, also known as the agricultural revolution, and the Industrial Revolution are examples of sociological revolutions, and they created widespread changes in the human lifestyle. The agricultural revolution was the point in history when humanity began to change from a hunter-gatherer society into an institutionalized agricultural society. The Industrial Revolution was the time during which products went from being produced by hand to being mechanically produced by machines. These forms of revolutions differ from political revolutions because they do not have to do with the overthrow of a government.