When a society undergoes perpetual economic regression,
the people undergo unbearable sufferings. If their
guardians are responsible for their woes, they (the people)
may demand a change of guardians. In the case of the
French and Russian revolutions too, the people faced
acute poverty, illiteracy, insurmountable miseries, social
neglect, and deprivation. When it became unbearable, they
revolted. In the French Revolution (1789–99) the Bourbon
monarch, and in the Russian Revolution (1917) the Tsar,
were assassinated and their monarchies overthrown.
Deprivation and lack of means can make a person beastly.