counter-revolution

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counter-revolution

concerted, violent actions by social groups to reverse REVOLUTION. Often such actions are taken by groups ousted from power and can lead to civil war. A major example in the 20th century was the Russian Civil War from 1917 to 1921 with the counter-revolutionary Whites fighting against the BOLSHEVIK revolution.
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The Musharraf regime, then, initially accepted and welcomed, quickly fell prey to Pakistan's cyclical system of counter-revolutions, this time in the form of the lawyer's movement in 2007.
The counter-revolution is as popular in Egypt now as it was in France then.
And so whenever there is a revolution, there's usually a counter-revolution, too.
Living amongst the disempowered and impoverished communities in Argentina, Nicaragua and Colombia, amongst others, Father Testa directly encountered institutional violence, human rights violations, imprisonment, counter-revolutions, drug trafficking, guerrillas, deaths and shootings.
For the time being, it is racing with the projects of strife in the region, including the counter-revolutions engaged in a preemptive war against the revolution projects.
Now matter how fierce are Arab counter-revolutions, they will never break our determination," Marzouki said in an interview with "Al Qabas," published by the Kuwaiti daily in its Tuesday issue, on the day of the opening of the 25th Arab Summit in Kuwait City.