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There is no definitive answer to your question because the concept of a successful revolution is subjective, and different definitions and interpretations exist. Additionally, historical contexts and circumstances vary widely, making it challenging to make broad generalizations.

However, if we define a successful revolution as the complete overthrow of a tyrannical government through strictly peaceful means and voting, there may indeed be no clear examples throughout history. Tyrannical governments often maintain control through oppressive tactics, including violence, censorship, and suppression of dissent. In such cases, peaceful means and voting alone may not be sufficient to bring about a comprehensive and immediate transformation.

That said, it's worth noting that some transitions from oppressive regimes to more democratic systems have occurred through a combination of peaceful means, negotiations, and political processes. While these instances might not fit the narrow definition of a revolution, they have led to significant political changes and improvements in governance.

It is also important to recognize that peaceful means and voting can play vital roles in raising awareness, mobilizing people, and putting pressure on tyrannical governments. They can contribute to building momentum for change, laying the groundwork for more substantial shifts in power dynamics.

Ultimately, the success of any movement or revolution depends on various factors, including the specific circumstances, the strategies employed, the level of public support and engagement, and external influences.



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"Maybe we ought to consider a
Golden Rule in foreign policy: Don't
do to other nations what we
don't want happening to us. We
endlessly bomb these countries and then
we wonder why they get upset
with us?"

Ron Paul