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A revolution opposing a former one or reversing its results.‘the monarch plans to put himself at the head of the enemies of the revolution to attempt a counter-revolution’mass noun ‘the threat of successful counter-revolution’
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- ‘The woman who led the capitalist counter-revolution in Poland is to address an international business convention near Harrogate.’
- ‘The monarch plans to put himself at the head of the enemies of the revolution to attempt a counter-revolution.’
- ‘In the name of ‘socialist construction’, Stalin led a counter-revolution from above.’
- ‘With the declaration from Stalin that socialism was possible in one country, the counter-revolution began.’
- ‘First, a counter-revolution, loyal to Church and King, was led by the nobles and the clergy and supported by staunch Catholic peasants.’
- ‘But as events played out the revolution failed and the counter-revolution soon set in.’
- ‘We have witnessed revolutions and counter-revolutions, both political and cultural.’
- ‘During the 1920s and 30s, fascism rose to power in a Europe convulsed by world war and civil war, revolution and counter-revolution, general strikes and mass street battles between right and left.’
- ‘In the dark days of the 1960s, however, it was a call to arms for a free-enterprise counter-revolution against state corporatism and sleepy managerialism.’
- ‘The English then sensibly carried out a conservative counter-revolution, restoring the monarchy and ushering in three centuries of gradual and prosperous transition to democratic liberty.’
- ‘Then, in the closing decades of the twentieth century, a counter-revolution swept the world, pushing for just the opposite: disperse capital as widely as possible by getting everybody involved as owners.’
- ‘While the personal and sexual relationships that derived from this situation infuriated German and Austrian men, it took a while for them to launch their sexual counter-revolution.’
- ‘The revolutionary opportunity was lost, and counter-revolution gained the upper hand.’
- ‘The big event that shifted the way the media works was the Thatcher counter-revolution.’
- ‘The ‘punk revolution’ was in fact a conservative, throwback counter-revolution - an intentional try to drive the music back, not just to its roots, but to its primitive roots.’
- ‘Marx also saw that to be successful the workers' revolution had to be able to defend itself against counter-revolution by capitalist and reactionary forces.’
- ‘Fearing counter-revolution, the sans-culottes destroyed prisons because they believed they were secretly sheltering conspirators.’
- ‘At Blackpool yesterday, the shadow home secretary, Oliver Letwin, promised a radical counter-revolution against this creeping centralisation.’
- ‘The call for a coup by 14 top army officers on 22 October has thrown into relief the clear choice of two roads in this country, towards revolution or towards counter-revolution.’
- ‘The reason why volunteers were needed in that year was that the French Revolution of 1789 had not gained universal support and there were attempted counter-revolutions in parts of France.’
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