In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- At Blackpool yesterday, the shadow home secretary, Oliver Letwin, promised a radical counter-revolution against this creeping centralisation.
- Fearing counter-revolution, the sans-culottes destroyed prisons because they believed they were secretly sheltering conspirators.
- 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.
- We have witnessed revolutions and counter-revolutions, both political and cultural.
- The big event that shifted the way the media works was the Thatcher counter-revolution.
- 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 ‘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.
- 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.
- With the declaration from Stalin that socialism was possible in one country, the counter-revolution began.
- In the name of ‘socialist construction’, Stalin led a counter-revolution from above.
- 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.
- First, a counter-revolution, loyal to Church and King, was led by the nobles and the clergy and supported by staunch Catholic peasants.
- 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.
- 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 revolutionary opportunity was lost, and counter-revolution gained the upper hand.
- 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.
- 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.
- But as events played out the revolution failed and the counter-revolution soon set in.
- 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.
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