90 Miles From Tyranny : The Revolution of Rising Expectations

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Revolution of Rising Expectations

The theory known as the Revolution of Rising Expectations states that "unfulfilled, rising expectations create unstable political situations". It is the middle class that tend to spark and lead revolutions, the Tunisian revolution of 2010/2011 was a middle class revolution, which then touched off the Arab Spring. To the casual observer, Tunisia was a stable government until the fiery suicide of a Tunisian fruit vendor began the revolution.

There are a number of countries today that are experiencing a rapid rise in their middle class and rising expectations that will likely go unfulfilled due to oppressive government, population demographics, cultural mores and competition for limited resources.  These unfulfilled expectations will likely lead to unrest and possibly revolution.

I am going to explore a number of issues in the coming days that I believe form an irresistable and compelling force that will tie together to create explosive situations that will affect one third of the worlds total population.

This is PART 1 of my Revolution/War series

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