Rare is the example where the dreams have ever come true. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss; this usually turns out to be the best case – with a lot of bloodshed and terror in between.
Consider perhaps the best outcome of a violent revolution: the American Revolution. In hindsight, one could conclude that – at best – the situation for the average citizen of one of the thirteen states improved for only a few years; at worst, well see this from Gary North. For what it’s worth, life under the Articles of Confederation at least kept the seat of government power reasonably close to home. Maybe far away was better!