fraternal assistance


fraternal assistance
   an invasion
   Those on the left politically are wont to address each other, and perhaps even think of each other, as brothers:
    But the decision to say 'counter-revolution' instead of 'uprising', 'people' instead of 'party', 'fraternal assistance' instead of 'invasion' are choices of the highest solemnity. For Communism exists by casting spells — change the language and the world itself will change. {Sunday Telegraph, March 1989)
    Here was a man whose whole life had been devoted to Marxism-Leninism, who had helped plan the fraternal assistance to Czechoslovakia and Afghanistan. (R. Harris, 1998)

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