French peasants had to deal with two years of bad harvests prior to start the revolution. Economic policies that deregulated the price of grain contributed to the crisis
Unjust Land Distributions and Tax Burdens
Many citizens of South Sudan are either starving or very food insecure. Due to the war with Sudan, harvesting crops during the violence is nearly impossible. While it has eased in recent years, over half the population is still food insecure.
China’s Middle-Class Workers
After 5 years of extreme poverty, the citizens of South Sudan begin to rebel against their government. After the eventual overthrow of the current government, many reforms are made to the government that change the country for the better.
Industrial Revolution in Modern Day China
France had a social system that heavily favored the First and Second Estate (the clergy and nobility). Less than 3% of the population, these two groups, paid no taxes and controlled the government.
Many Chinese citizens are living in poor conditions with very meager wages. The country’s propaganda falsely claims that the middle class has been lifted out of poverty. This angers many Chinese citizens, who have begun to form new Marxist ideologies due to this outrage.
In 10 years, the Chinese working class are fed up with the mistreatment and begin to demand higher wages. While China does not allow free speech, the Chinese workers use the internet to gain sympathy from people around the world. The Chinese government, due to pressure from other countries, gives in to the worker’s demands.