If revolution is a in one place or in one time, is it a in another place in another time: revolution is a radical change in the political or social order of society. Revolution is defined/ understood as a very rapid change, which usually requires violence: an example of a revolution is russia, just because something happening is violent, doesn"t make it a revolution. There are two forms of revolution (1) violent change is (usually) rapid, and bloody. I. e. europe: 1789 (2) evolution change is slow, but effective. I. e. the e. u (started after 1945, 1952 luxemburg treaty-1957 rome treaty) Evolutionary path goes (in uk) as magna carta glorious revolution (absolute power is given to parliament) the formation of the labour unions citizenship (1920s) the vote of women. The queen only has power of last resort where there is no member of parliament, and takes control of power. Note: britain has no written constitution: sources of power of the constitution.