See also Global democratic revolution.
The term democratic revolution was employed in a November 6, 2003, speech at the National Endowment for Democracy by President George W. Bush who "went on the offensive ... [after facing] criticism over Iraq in the media and from political rivals."
Jeffrey Donovan, writing on November 7, 2003, for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, said that "U.S. President George W. Bush painted himself in Reaganesque hues yesterday, declaring that a free Iraq will be a watershed event in a global democratic revolution in which dictatorships around the Middle East and elsewhere will crumble. He compared that to how communist regimes collapsed under the crush of Cold War pressure from the United States under former President Ronald Reagan."
"Bush likened the bid to encourage democracy in the Middle East and elsewhere to U.S. efforts under President Reagan to stifle Soviet communism. The stakes are as high for the United States now as they were then, Bush said. 'There is a great challenge today in the Middle East. In the words of a recent report by Arab scholars, the global wave of democracy has, and I quote, barely reached the Arab states.'"
Mexico - Party of the Democratic Revolution
United States - Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution
- "No woolier idea ever found its way into foreign policy than the premise that democracy will promote Middle East peace. Hezbollah's Hasan Nasrullah has laid a cuckoo's egg in the nest of US policy, conjuring up the specter of a terrorist democracy." --Spengler, Asia Times, March 15, 2005. 
- Bush doctrine
- Eisenhower doctrine
- Global insurgency for change
- Just War Doctrine
- Reagan doctrine
- evil empire
- regime change
- Truman doctrine
- Michael Ledeen, "Freedom Betrayed: How America Led a Global Democratic Revolution, Won the Cold War, and Walked Away" (October 1996).
- Wikipedia: Permanent Revolution.
- History of Korea: Democratic Revolution.
- South Africa: National Democratic Revolution.
- Vladimir Lenin, Pamphlet: "Two Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution", 1905. Online version.
- New Democratic Revolution Period (1919-1949) in China.
- Ted Grant, National Democratic Revolution or Proletarian Revolution: The Tasks in Germany, tedgrant.org, January 1947.
- Michael Ledeen, How to Support the Democratic Revolution, Commentary, March 1985.
- Ralph Nader, Democratic Revolution in an Age of Autocracy, Boston Review, March/April 1993.
- The hollowness of the west's 'democratic revolution', Muslimedia, December 1-15, 1999.
- Michael Ledeen, The Iranian Time Bomb. A nation on the brink, National Review, July 3, 2002.
- Ledeen Calls for a "speedy democratic revolution in Iran", hoder.com Weblog, July 11, 2002.
- Jack Kemp, A great democratic revolution, Empower America, September 17, 2002.
- Patrick Buchanan, America's Brezhnev Doctrine, American Conservative, June 2, 2003: "A mirror image of the Brezhnev Doctrine is the American Doctrine. Once a nation has been liberated, like Germany and Japan, a U.S.-style democracy will be imposed."
- Anthony Gancarski, Democratic Revolution - It's What's for Dinner. Time to end Operation Iraqi Freedom? Well, it depends on what your definition of 'Iraq' is," antiwar.com, June 27, 2003.
- Vince Caughley, Talking about a global democratic revolution, Socialist Worker, August 8, 2003: "George Monbiot, the prominent British journalist, caused a splash with his recent visit to Australia. ... His call for a global democratic revolution to address the enormous inequalities in our world really struck a chord. The people who packed out his meetings were keen to engage in the debate about how to bring about such a transformation."
- L.K. Sharma, Bush calls for global democratic revolution, DH News Service, November 6, 2003.
- Bush Doctrine: Global Democratic Revolution, Republicans WatchBlog Archives, November 6, 2003.
- Fred Barbash, Bush: Iraq Part of 'Global Democratic Revolution'. Liberation of Middle East Portrayed as Continuation of Reagan's Policies, Washington Post, November 6, 2003.
- Mike Whitney, Bush's Global Democratic Revolution, One Bomb at a Time, BuzzFlash, November 12, 2003.