The Mother of Revolution and Crime Is Poverty

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The mother of revolution and crime is poverty

Poverty is being without things, having little money, not many material possessions and in need of essential goods. In short, being poor means that the people have nothing, and they have to struggle to even survive everyday. After physically and mentally tortured for a long period of time due to poverty, evil thoughts of getting out of the vicious cycle through illegal ways or new ideas that they think that will improve their lives will gradually start to form in the poor people's minds. These thoughts and ideas cause them to forsake their values and they may eventually change their attitude and behaviour towards issues that are happening around them as long as they can stop being poor.
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Extravagance, corruption and elitism (both real and perceived) of the Shah's policies and of his royal court had caused people in Iran to live in poverty. This was similar to the revolution in Soviet Union where people were attracted by the promise to have better lives after the revolution. This revolution also supports my stand that the mother of revolution is poverty.

Apart from these two revolutions, there were still many other revolutions and the similarity between them is due to poverty of people.

It is not true to say that crime rates will be higher in less developed countries because there are more poor people while crime rates are lower in more developed countries because there are less poor people. Instead, it is the other way round. From statistics from NationMaster, it is shown clearly that crimes such as thefts, bulgaries, kidnaps etc. which are related to what poor people would do to earn money, are more common in developed countries than in less developed countries where there are more poor people. Statistics have shown that it is United States which is leading in crimes such as thefts and bulgaries. I feel that as a country progress, the people will have more desires, hence more crimes are committed to earn themselves enough money to buy what they want. It is not true to say that poor people are not involved in crimes but the poor do not commit as much crimes as the people in developed countries do. Therefore, the statistics support my stand

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