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counter-revolutionˌcounter-revoˈlution noun [countable, uncountable]  PMREBELLION/REVOLUTIONpolitical or military actions taken to get rid of a government that is in power because of a previous revolutioncounter-revolutionary noun [countable]counter-revolutionary adjective
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counter-revolutionTwo revolutions and a counter-revolution, then.Part of Irina Volkova would believe in a cross that might cause people to rise up and start a counter-revolution.Talk of revolution and counter-revolution has been banned from the rhetoric of the moment.Unusually, there is no counter-revolution to the women's movement.The truth is that a whiff of counter-revolution is hard to find - dismaying though that may be for party propagandists.So the Thatcherite counter-revolution has redefined the idea of justice.Once again, the counter-revolution has taken over the key concepts of this approach and turned them on their head.By the mid-1970s collectivist policies and the constraints on government they represented were so deeply entrenched that a virtual counter-revolution was required.
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