Red Army Faction

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Red Army Faction

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) another name for the Baader-Meinhof Gang
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Noun1.Red Army Faction - a Marxist and Maoist terrorist organization in Germany; a network of underground guerillas who committed acts of violence in the service of the class struggle; a successor to the Baader-Meinhof Gang; became one of Europe's most feared terrorist groups; disbanded in 1998
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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Student protests and the terrorist activities of the Rote Armee Fraktion would attempt to wrench back that curtain in the later 1960s and early 1970s; in 1988, Richter controversially returned to his photorealist style in the cycle 18.
1) Rote Armee Fraktion (Fraccion del Ejercito Rojo), e Fraktion (Fhof', fue el cual era un grupo anarquista que llevo a cabo acciones terroristas en la Republica Federal de Alemania desde finales de 1960.
Did 'urban guerrillas' such as the Red Brigades in Italy, the Rote Armee Fraktion in West Germany and ETA in the Basque country emerge because of a Fascist or Nazi past or Francoist present?