Sometimes a revolution is just a revolution, sometimes more. Secession basically means, in political term, one or more entities withdrawing from an organization. Our so called "Revolution" involved a secession; 13 colonies seceding from the British Empire. They announced their independence. The French Revolution was actually a much purer revolution, which is basically a sudden change in the government. It can also involve a civil war as it did in France and to a lesser degree did in America. Mr. Blackwell has to give some definitions if he wants to prove a point.