I'm trying to find a word to describe a series of events. For example, the revolution in Lybia consists of a series of chronological events. I want to say 'development', but that seems to refer more to a single event.
How about :
"Revolution in Lybia coalesced due to combination of events."
"Revolution in Lybia developed due to combination of events."
Events being chronological is already inferred as no one has invented a time machine yet ( as we know of). Also there is a stronger condition has been imposed on the series of events, namely the specific combination ( be it their chronlogical order or type-of-event wise ).
Your goal seems to be to replace all three words in “series of events” with one word, but I don’t see one. However, if you’re willing to consider two words that would cover both “series” and “events,” I’d propose “chain reaction”:
chain reaction n. 1. A series of events in which each induces or influences the next.
chain reaction n 3. a series of rapidly occurring events, each of which precipitates the next.
chain′ reac`tion n. 2. a series of events in which each event is the result of the one preceding and the cause of the one following. [1925–30]
(from ‘American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language,’ ‘Collins English Dictionary,’ and ‘Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary,’ respectively, all via ‘The Free Dictionary by Farlex’)
The revolution in Lybia [,as most revolutions are,] was a chain reaction.
chain of events
A series of occurrences WordReference
cascade of events
cascade: A large number of things that happen in a series M-W
concatenation of events
concatenation: A series of interconnected events, concepts, etc. FOD
consecution of events
consecution: a sequence or succession FOD
to be worthy of a 6th answer, please consider skein
a succession or series of similar or interrelated things: a skein of tennis victories. [dictionary.com]
The revolution in Lybia was a tangled skein of events.