counter-revolution


counter-revolution
   any internal opposition to a totalitarian regime
   The only permitted revolution is the one which brought the government to power.

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  • Counter revolution — Counter Coun ter, a. Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue. Innumerable facts attesting the counter principle. I. Tay …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counter-revolution — counter revolutions (in AM, also use counterrevolution) 1) N COUNT A counter revolution is a revolution that is intended to reverse the effects of a previous revolution. The consequences of the counter revolution have been extremely bloody. 2) N… …   English dictionary

  • counter-revolution — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms counter revolution : singular counter revolution plural counter revolutions political or military opposition to a government that is in power as a result of a revolution …   English dictionary

  • counter-revolution — counter revo lution n [U and C] political or military actions taken to get rid of a government that is in power because of a previous ↑revolution >counter revolutionary n >counter revolutionary adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • counter-revolution — noun a revolution opposing a former one or reversing its results. Derivatives counter revolutionary adjective &noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • counter-revolution — noun (C, U) political or military actions taken to get rid of a government that is in power because of a previous revolution (2) counter revolutionary adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • counter-revolution — n. a revolution opposing a former one or reversing its results. Derivatives: counter revolutionary adj. & n. (pl. ies) …   Useful english dictionary

  • counter-revolution — /ˌkaʊntə rɛvəˈluʃən/ (say .kowntuh revuh loohshuhn) noun 1. a revolution against a government recently established by revolution. 2. a political movement that resists revolutionary tendencies …   Australian English dictionary

  • counter-revolution — political movement to restore the system overthrown by a revolution …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Germany — is a book by Friedrich Engels, with contributions by Karl Marx.It is an account of what happened in Germany from 1848 both middle class and working class aspirations, along with the idea of German unification. Events in Austria and Prussia are… …   Wikipedia


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