A revolution, ladies and gentlemen, is preferably fought by teachers and civil servants, rather than by soldiers and protesters.
James Michener's The Covenant is a historical novel set in South Africa. The plot weaves together fact and fiction to detail the reality of the Afrikaners' struggle to build a republic to fight against English imperialism and to establish apartheid. The book offers a historical lesson on how to start a revolution by using teachers and civil servants.
From 1652 when the Dutch East India Company established a refreshment station at the Cape of Good Hope and down through the centuries, Dutch settlers, French Huguenot refugees and German immigrants came to call themselves first Boers (which means farmers, though this term mainly referred to the Dutch) and then Afrikaners as a whole.