There are many similarities between the American revolution and the Syrian civil war. One of these similarities is dissatisfaction with the current ruling power. The people's opinion meant very little in the beginning of the American revolution; the same goes for the people of Syria. Another similarity between the two is the small fits of violence that took place before the main conflict began. The battles of Lexington and Concord sparked the American revolutions while the crackdowns by security forces triggered the civil war in Syria.
Although the events may seem similar between the two conflicts there were also some big differences. One of the main differences is the reason why tension began between the people and the higher power. In the American revolution the people were outraged by high taxation; the Syrian people were dissatisfied with the limit of social liberties. Another huge difference is that the American revolution was considered an international war while the Syrian war is an internal conflict within just the country. In relation to that, America was fighting for freedom from Britain, but Syria is fighting for freedom from a leader.