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>In so many countries the revolutions, as most revolutions tend to, were either crushed or became the oppressors
Revolutions devour their children, as an old saying goes. Many revolutions in history were followed by oppressive or totalitarian regimes because they seized the opportunity of filling the power vacuum after the old elites were deposed. It was that way in the French revolution, in Russia, and places like Cuba or indeed even the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
Almost all of those revolutions began with the highest aspirations of liberty and equality, but they just ended up swapping out one corrupt elite for another corrupt elite. Because what you need to run a country isn't idealists who don't know much else besides the fact that they want the old regime gone. You need realists with power instincts and the will to usurp that power. Who then tend to be just as corrupt and oppressive as the old regime.