Through the confusion of the times


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"Like a series of mirrors facing each other, the revolution depended for its success on a series of perceptions of perceptions. It was necessary, through the confusion of the times, for people to perceive that others, in sufficient numbers, had already perceived that resistance to the regime could succeed and would act upon it, and, in addition, perhaps, that the morale of the armed forces had been sapped by the perception that they might lose the confrontation, or by sympathy with the revolutionaries."

I couldn't understand the emphasized phrase in this context, what does that mean?

The source: Revolutionary Iran by Michael Axworthy.
  • Barque

    "Through" means "during" there.

    It was necessary, during and throughout the confusion that prevailed in those times, for people to...