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The Three Types of Revolutions

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There are three kinds of massive revolutions. They are Agricultural, Industrial, and Information Revolution. A revolution is a change that occurs rapidly and massively, leading to a fundamental transformation of society. They could be political, economic, or social revolution, but in any case they involve a change that transforms society to its core. Revolutions start usually with development processes. Development is a planned effort to bring positive change. The Agricultural, Industrial, and Information Revolutions are the three kinds of great revolutions.

One of the three types of revolutions is Agricultural Revolution. This revolution started more than 10,000 years ago when nomads started to get tired of moving from place to place, so they started to cultivate and domesticate plants and animals. Moreover, new technologies such as the simple hoe to the more complex irrigation systems. The ancient Egyptians, for example, knew how to divert water from the Nile to irrigate their fields. As these new technologies started to emerge food production increased causing surpluses. These surpluses or extra food productions started cities and small villages. This changed their living arrangements. For example people started to make beds, tables, and chairs which would have been unnecessary for moving nomads. The increasing interpersonal contact created a need for increased group action and led to the growth of leaders and government. The main value of this revolution was to settle down and start stable life style. This is how the Agricultural Revolution changed a simple society to a more complex one.

Next, there is the Industrial Revolution, which was the fundamental change in the way that goods were made. Before this revolution, people used to use their hands. Everything changed by the mid-1700s. This fundamental change in manufacturing represented a response to at least two major forces: First, an age of innovation had dawned thanks to the thinking and discoveries...