Sierran Cultural Revolution
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A rally of Tondolese Catholics in 1924.
Project: Altverse II
Type: Revolution, social movement
Summary: The Sierran Cultural Revolution, also known as the Xinchou Revolution (Chinese: 辛丑革命; pinyin: Xīnchǒu gémìng), or the Revolution of 1901, was a period of social transculturation and political change spanning across three royal eras that coincided with the progressive reform movement and substantial economic growth that took place in Sierra between 1901 and 1955. The Revolution radically changed racial and social attitudes in Sierra, and led to the birth of contemporary Sierran culture (known colloquially romanticized as the New Culture), guided under the principles of Sierran humanism, and other concepts including Sierran Hanzi. The Revolution was marked with widespread legal reforms, shift in attitudes and customs, increased immigration, and violent conflict with reactionaries. By its end, it saw the abolition of the Sierran casta system and radically altered the landscape of Sierran politics and social views. The Revolution also coincided with the rise of increased militarization, increased involvement of the monarchy, and authoritarianism due to widespread fear of Bolshevism, trade unionism, nativism, and anarchism. By the mid-1920s, during a time known as the Approbatio, the government resorted to military use and speech laws to control and suppress the activities of the opposition and dissidents. Contemporary historians have claimed that this later period in King Louis I's reign coincided with elements of fascism within the Sierran government. Although labor conditions worked, unions suffered greatly during the Revolution, and were subject to intense scrutiny. The change transformed Sierra into a cosmopolitan society and shaped the modern Sierran nation-state and democracy. The late Revolution coincided with unprecedented economic growth and militarization, propelling it towards the global power status it has reached in the present-day.
Today, Sierran society regards the Revolution as the key instrument to its success and flourishing culture. The Revolution allowed Sierra to modernize and to transcend group differences, granting it the power to focus on domestic issues, and work towards national improvement. It is viewed as the raison d'être for Sierran culture and economic success. The mass enfranchisement and politicization of various groups encouraged participatory democracy and reforms in business allowed for fairer conditions for workers. In addition, the Revolution is viewed as the hallmark of modern Sierran culture and the precursor to similar social movements in other Anglo-American countries such as the American Civil Rights Movement in the United Commonwealth. Aspects of the Sierran Cultural Revolution have had a minor though noticeable effect on Sierra's neighbors, most notably in Astoria and Brazoria, which both have similarly heterogenous populations with large Asian communities. It also significant in Tondolese history, as the Revolution brought Sierra and Tondo closer culturally and politically during Sierra's imperial occupation of the Asian state. (more...)
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