- a revolution against a government recently established by a revolution.
- a political movement that resists revolutionary tendencies.
Origin of counterrevolution
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Examples from the Web for counterrevolution
As the breadth of the counterrevolution became clear, my unease turned to despair.How the Power of Protest Died in Egypt
August 29, 2013
But if Shafiq wins—whether fairly or unfairly—it will complete the circle of counterrevolution.O Brotherhood, Where Art Thou?
June 15, 2012
England and Austria insisted that there should be neither vengeance nor counterrevolution.History of Modern Europe 1972-1878
C. A. Fyffe
Extrapolating Russian history, it would be reasonable to expect a backlash in the form of a counterrevolution.After the Rain
Undoubtedly a French statesman could not but wish for a counterrevolution in England.
The votes of the Parliament had already forced on Lewis the conviction that there was no chance of a counterrevolution.
Word Origin and History for counterrevolution
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