How did I arrive at my question
It seems like, in history, many events are linked. I noticed that there is a relationship between revolutions like how the American and French Revolutions happened right after each other. Revolutions in the Middle East happened after the 2011 revolt in Tunisia. I wonder, how does one revolution causes others?
Why it matters
If history really is a series of patterns then understanding past revolutions will help me understand what happens in the future. Right now there are many revolutions happening in the world and sometimes it is hard to understand what is going on and what the outcome of those events will be.