Velvet Revolution

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velvet revolution

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the peaceful overthrow of a government, esp a communist government, as occurred in Czechoslovakia in late 1989

Velvet Revolution

1989 –90 The peaceful end to Communist rule in Czechoslovakia. So named for the quiet resignation of the Communist government following massive but peaceful demonstrations.
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Velvet Revolution

n the Velvet Revolutiondie sanfte or samtene Revolution
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Velvet Revolutions: An Oral History of Czech Society.
Firstly, Velvet Revolutions: An Oral History of Czech Society was written for a Czech audience, translated from Czech into English, and then edited.
Summary: Velvet revolutions are desirable, but a revolution, by its nature, is an extreme solution to an extreme situation.
Lost unicorns of the velvet revolutions; heterotopias of the seminar.
Since then, a number of countries, among them Ukraine and Georgia, have also experienced 'velvet revolutions'.
Last month, the head of security forces announced the discovery of "a series of plots" supposed to prepare Iran for "velvet revolution".
intelligence apparatus employed in some ex-Soviet bloc countries, resulting in so-called "velvet revolutions."
The "soft strategy" or "velvet revolution" theory has not gone unchallenged inside Iran.
This is the strategy that, according to these Iranian sources, the US intelligence apparatus employed in some ex-Soviet bloc countries, resulting in so-called "velvet revolutions".
This paper investigates perceptions and evaluations of the distribution of income in Eastern Europe before (1987) and after (1992) the "velvet revolutions" of 1989.
"Though neither website publicly reveals Kimberlin's role, tax and corporate documents show that he is one of four directors who incorporated the Velvet Revolution, and that he is the registered agent for the tax-exempt, non-stock company, which is registered at his mother's house in Bethesda," Barnes writes in the Fox News report.
In the report, Barnes refers to Velvet Revolution. Kimberlin's other enterprise dedicated to furthering a leftwing agenda.