The Mother of Revolution and Crime Is Poverty

Topics: Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Iranian Revolution, Poverty Pages: 4 (1512 words) Published: February 24, 2013
The mother of revolution and crime is poverty

Poverty is being without things, having little money, not many material possessions and in need of essential goods. In short, being poor means that the people have nothing, and they have to struggle to even survive everyday. After physically and mentally tortured for a long period of time due to poverty, evil thoughts of getting out of the vicious cycle through illegal ways or new ideas that they think that will improve their lives will gradually start to form in the poor people's minds. These thoughts and ideas cause them to forsake their values and they may eventually change their attitude and behaviour towards issues that are happening around them as long as they can stop being poor. 

I only agree that the mother of revolution is poverty. There are many examples that happen in the past or happening around us now which can support my stand that poverty is the root cause for quite a number of revolution in history, however poverty does not increase crime rates in countries.

The famous revolution in Soviet Union is an example of revolution caused by poverty. The peasants suffered under the rule of the Tsar because many of them were too poor to even afford food for the whole family. They wanted someone to stand up and lead them out of the poverty cycle. And when Lenin the leader of the Bolsheviks stood up and offered the idea of "Peace, Land, Bread", and the idea of having equal shares of everything in the state gave the poor hope, eventually Lenin took over and formed the government. From this example, we can see that poverty indeed as the ability to spur people on to rebel so as to achieve a normal life and do not have to fear of starvation.

The other famous revolution is the Iranian Revolution and it has been called "the third great revolution in history," following the French and Bolshevik revolutions. It is a revolution that transformed Iran from a monarchy under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, to an...
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