Differences and Similarities between The Niger delta Conflict and The French Revolution
Differences: Well for one, Nigeria isn't France. Secondly, the fighting during the French Revolution was done by the people and for the people, but at the Delta, much of the fighting was done by militia units trying to tear down or break apart it's government. The French Revolution wanted to seize the king and queen, when the Niger Delta just wants to get out of its poverty and for it government to help them.
Similarities: Both French and Delta are fighting for the same kind of cause, in the French Revolution the people wanted food and money and stop letting the higher up's keep all the money, and in the Niger Delta, the people were stuck in poverty and couldn't do anything about it, so they have the militia groups help them fight so the government could maybe help them get money and get them out of poverty. Both Revolutions have one goal, to either overthrow the government or to help the people.
Violence to some people is a way of getting what you need, as the taking by force strategy sometimes works, but in most cases, violence is not needed and everything can be solved peacefully. Look at the civil rights movement, look at India's past, everything can be solved with peace. Segregation didn't end because people didn't burn down the capitols, it ended because people showed that everyone needs to be treated equally and there is no reason for difference. In India, they were freed from the British with peace, not fighting back. Coming at them with peace in mind shows there is never any violence needed and they had done nothing wrong. When you use violence, all you do is show more of a reason that there has to be more fighting, and can easily be turned around and hit you in the face because fighting shows your savagery, shows your darker self, but with peace, it shows the real issue and that there is no reason for why there is an issue, it get's the job done and makes people feel more comfortable about the opposing side, which sooner or later, lets the change happen without leaving a massacre behind, or leaving a town or city in ruins. All in all, violence is never needed, peace can solve anything as long as you can set your mind and heart to it.