The 1986 Philippines Revolution: Nonviolent Because It Was For The People, By The People

8 pages in length. Analyzing the 1986 Philippines revolution, it becomes clear that the rebellion was non-violent because it was for the people and by the people. Determined to make their stance known about the manner in which incumbent Ferdinand Marcos tampered with election results in order to thwart the reality of Corazon Aquino's victory, the people held "massive demonstrations" (Anonymous, 2000) that ultimately averted what would have been a decidedly more violent method of addressing the situation. In the end, Marcos succumbed to the nonviolent approach and "resigned under armed forces and American pressure" (Anonymous, 2000). The writer retraces the steps of this famously nonviolent revolution. Bibliography lists 6 sources.