Can you think of examples in history or around the world of turbulent times which just passed off peacefully?

Troubles in Northern Ireland is one such example. Usually periods of turbulence are stamped out by strong and ruthless leaders, but when has peace, reconciliation, negotiation and most importantly just perseverance won the day. By perseverance, I mean accepting the inevitability of turbulence and just continuing, developing and improving the situation knowing that peace will come and in-fighting will end in time and when people are ready for it.

Update:

I meant the transition from turbulence to calm was peaceful, as opposed to going through an intervening violent period of suppression of those causing the turbulence.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Philippines removed a brutal and corrupt dictator (despite him being supported by our government of the time) without any violence.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Northern Ireland was practically war-torn for over fifty years that doesn't sound like it just "passed off peacefully" it took a long time and a lot of diplomacy to get where it is today.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    civil rights movement

    Ghandi

    cold war

    perhaps others we never heard about, like they say the best presidents were the ones you don't know, thier times were peaceful and prosperous, no reason to even notice the time period.

  • 1 decade ago

    the IRA disarmed for some reason , most likely some sweet deals at the top..

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