10 ways to start a revolution

Justin Pollard offers the would-be revolutionaries among you some light-hearted advice on how to lead an uprising – using everyone from Lenin to a bunch of Dutch desperadoes as examples. Plus, he has some handy illustrations of what not to do if you'd far prefer to maintain the status quo

A 1950s illustration of Vladimir Lenin on the sealed train between Switzerland and Russian. (Alamy)

This article was first published in the June 2008 issue of BBC History Magazine 

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