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What happens to rank-and-file law-enforcement after major regime change [closed]

The question is inspired by the current situation in Myanmar, but since at the time of writing what will happen remains to be seen and obviously people on here can't predict the future, but surely ...
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Is Kyrgyzstan currently undergoing a revolution?

A friend of mine just sent me some pictures that supposedly depict protesters demolishing the president's office in Kyrgyzstan, and claim that there's a revolution going on. The only western media I ...
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Why were most of the Arab spring revolutions followed by civil wars?

Why were most of the Arab spring revolutions followed by civil wars? Why did the US and EU either sell weapons or give military support to the warring parties?
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According to political scientists and historians, what is the most effective and bloodless way to topple an authoritarian regime?

A great volume of knowledge about authoritarian regimes and revolutions has been amassed. Using that scientific knowledge, what is the best algorithm to bring down such a regime without much (any, if ...
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Why aren't authoritarian governments overthrown sooner?

On my point of view it is pretty simple to overthrow an authoritarian government. You just have to gather a lot of people in the smallest area possible (where the leader is located). Further actions ...