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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No journalist would have dreamed of categorising the Western Europe's terror gangs of the 1970s, Bader Meinhof, in West Germany or the Red Brigades in Italy as being ``Christian'' even though in the Red Brigades' case, there was a good argument for doing just that.