October Revolution

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n October Revolution the coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917 that led to a period of civil war which ended in victory for the Bolsheviks in 1922
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Usage

In literature:

In October, 1917, they got the revolution for which they had been asking since March.
"The Crisis in Russia" by Arthur Ransome
A plan was at last agreed upon, according to which, about the middle of October, a revolution should be effected in Leyden.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
VENDEMIAIRE (vintage month), the first month of the French Revolution year, from 22nd September to 21st October.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Over the whole development of Russia and of Bolshevism since the October revolution there broods a tragic fatality.
"The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism" by Bertrand Russell
On the 25th of October he speaks of increasing the royal authority by a counter-revolution in France.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The turning point of the war of the Revolution was come, this October day, 1777.
"How the Flag Became Old Glory" by Emma Look Scott
Such was the condition of affairs when in October 1908 the revolution in Turkey altered the whole situation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
ANDRE (John, major in the British army at the time of the American Revolution, and executed as a spy, October 2, 1780), 1751-1780.
"The Last Words of Distinguished Men and Women" by Frederic Rowland Marvin
On October 10, 1911, the troops of the Wuch'ang garrison rose in mutiny and sided with the revolution.
"Government in Republican China" by Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
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In news:

Working for the Revolution from the October 25, 2007 issue.
The Bolshevik revolution of October 1917 took place after the overthrow of the czarist regime in February 1917.
I've been reading a lot about Russian history lately—especially the history that led to the overthrow of the last czar, Nicholas II, and the events of the so-called October Revolution that threw the largest country in the world into chaos.
China's President Hu Jintao and former president Jiang Zemin attend the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution at the Great Hall of the People on October 9, 2011.
The Physculter Parade, one of the three great demonstrations of the year, the other two being the May Day Parade and the anniversary of the October Revolution.
Miranda Lambert continues her 'Revolution' tour into October.
She will extend her The Revolution Continues Tour through October with special guests Justin Moore and Randy Rogers Band.
It's the site where wars are protested, dreams declared, and millions still march, but on October 9 the National Mall in Washington, DC, will host a new revolution.
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