violent upheaval

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Simultaneously the tangle underwent a violent upheaval.
More than five years of violent upheaval in Libya began with the uprising that removed ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
A violent upheaval of the system could derail their care and cause undue hardship for countless veterans and their families.
The ongoing blockades and military face-offs could, at some point, lead to violent upheaval in the southern Caucasus, with very negative effects for Turkey.
It however raised too many hopes that could not be fulfilled and opened the way for a violent upheaval exactly 15 years later, again of a 5th of April.
Del Rosario is going to Egypt for the first time since the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) barred Filipinos from traveling there last year, amid the violent upheaval that followed the ouster of Mohammed Morsi in 2013.
The orange pylon has come to symbolize the growing sense of hopelessness many Thais feel over the sometimes violent upheaval that has left the country in political disarray with bleak prospects for a resolution anytime soon.
While there is sufficient rhetoric and sabre rattling between the various factions to make your eyes water, there is precious little going on between them to negotiate a united resolution that might save them and their six million Libyan countrymen from further violent upheaval.
He called on Brazil's elite to use "constructive dialogue" to mediate between maintaining the status quo and fending off violent upheaval.
Egypt's military, which overthrew elected leader President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday, can ill afford a lengthy political vacuum at a time of violent upheaval and economic stagnation in the Arab world's largest nation of 84 million people.
When confronted with the Middle East high-stakes political game resulting from the violent upheaval in the last two years or so, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, hesitant at first, adopted a political style that was consistent with NATO's, of which Turkey is a member.
Wind back the clock to the violent upheaval which was later known as the Scottish Wars of Independence.