general uprising

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Five of the plotters, radical revolutionaries who had hoped to trigger a general uprising, were executed.
In November 1875, activists of the Bulgarian Central Revolutionary Committee met in the Romanian town of Giurgiu and decided that the political situation was suitable for a general uprising.
For a long time, there seemed to be very little going on, but recently we've witnessed a general uprising of great bands and we're all clawing our way into the big shows and getting our names round in anyway we see fit.
From the beginning they had two strategies -- either a general uprising or a coup d'etat that would somehow give them a say in the military government that followed.
He says that it was on the 9th and 10th of December 1971 that General Niazi expressed his apprehension of a general uprising in the Dacca city and ordered him to examine the possibility of arresting certain persons according to lists which were already with the various agencies, namely the Martial Law Authorities and the Intelligence Branch.
The paper cites university professor Gjorgji Tonovski as saying that appeals for a general uprising cannot provoke a major civil conflict and are only intended for party mobilization.
The present deteriorating situation would require the army and police to stop a general uprising, which would endanger the security of the borders.
Faizan, who is also a candidate for upcoming parliamentary elections, warned that the killing of innocent people would lead to a general uprising against the Taliban.
The violence in Arab East Jerusalem, which has since dissipated, was accompanied by warnings from Palestinians in senior positions of the risk of a third Intifada, or general uprising.
Palestinians in senior positions have warned of the risk of a "third intifada," or general uprising.
the commanders of the Polish insurgent Home Army, loyal to Poland's government-in-exile in London, called for a general uprising throughout the Nazi-occupied city.
During the Tet Lunar New Year holiday of January 1968, the North Vietnamese Army and the military forces of the National Liberation Front (the Viet Cong) launched a surprise attack on numerous targets across South Vietnam, hoping to spark a general uprising amongst the South Vietnamese people against the South Vietnamese government and their American backers.

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