2014 – The Year of People Power Vs The State

Throughout the world, 2014 was a year of revolutions, and people coming together to use their people power in an attempt to overrule the state. For example, Burkina Faso, West Africa, managed to overthrow their president in October 2014. The president had ruled for 27 years, but now the republic is only semi-presidential. Additionally, you can discuss Hong Kong’s September upheaval to gain more political freedom in China, as well as Mexico’s protests about widespread corruption following the awful mass murder of Mexican students.