: In short: democracy came into the world by ANYTHING but democratic means.
The fact is for a Marxist you dont really pay much attention to historic change or objective conditions and circumstances.
All the governments of the world where very, very unprepared for the 'democratic' liberal revolution, the modern day government will use any means to defeat revolutionary opposition, psychology, physiology, terrorism, collusion with 'irregular forces', imprisonment, execution etc.
The relative parity the insurgent once had with thier government is now gone, particulary that of the American collonist fighting the British Imperial Red Coats (Red Coats? You wouldnt catch an army making a tactical error like that now adays would you?) and as far as the US civil war went it was a serious of pitched battles fought between to rival 'governments', the confederacy almost had recognition at an international level.