History Paper 2
2 pages (500 words)
A precipitous incident or incidents can then catapult the people into revolt. Usually, it is not the upper classes, ensconced in their authoritative societal position, who revolt. Most often, it is the masses, the commoners. This is what has made the common people so influential in changing the course of world history: an oppressive environment must exist: a generation must become ready for change, and a precipitous event must trigger a chain of events leading to a change in government, culture, and/or society in general.