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color revolution

color revolution
 n.— «Georgia’s 2003 Rose Revolution, Ukraine’s 2004 Orange Revolution and Kyrgyzstan’s 2005 Tulip Revolution resulted in new leaders who advocated democracy rising to power in all three of these post-Soviet states. The success of these three democratic “color revolutions” (as they have become known) also led to expectations that similar ones might oust ex-communist leaders elsewhere in the former USSR.» —“Policy Watch: No more color revolutions?” by Mark N. Katz in Washington, D.C. UPI Dec. 11, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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