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.
La funcion de las guerrillas en las metropolis aparece redefinida, como "elite leninista que tendria como funcion suministrar al pueblo, para el eventual enfrentamiento de clases, una vanguardia politico-militar que entrara a garantizar las condiciones de capacidad revolucionaria y de accion" (Rote Armee Fraktion, 1997, p.
In Europe, Germany's Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion or RAF) illustrates how identification with a faction--"those who are not for us must be against us"--can generate its own terrible absurdities.