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Political Violence

A violent act intended to make a statement or achieve some end. Political violence encompasses terrorism (which is carried out by a non-government group), war (which usually is carried out by a government) and other forms of civil strife. Political violence may render it difficult to conduct business in the area in which it occurs. See also: Political risk.
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forgiveness by reinstating a temporary cease-fire and Clinton continues his appeasement of the IRA; c) the United States resumes, with Tony Blair's encouragement, its pressure on Britain to bring the "unreasonable" Ulster Protestants into line; and d) the Protestant paramilitaries in Northern Ireland terminate their own cease-fire and resume hostilities after seeing how successful violence can be against democratic governments who believe in the appeasement of political terrorism.
The research content covers various aspects of political terrorism in today's world.
He said that besides armed terrorism, the country was in the grip of economic and political terrorism.
LCCI Executive Committee Member and PMLN Traders Wing Lahore's President Nasir Saeed also rejected the PTI strike call and said, "We strongly condemn political terrorism of the PTI.
West Bengal's TMC has given new meaning to political terrorism.
Ukraine has not been afflicted with political terrorism but there have been previous explosions connected to criminal extortion.
At this point, we get surprised to see how events are taking place in many countries of the region and third world states where opposition parties usually suffer political terrorism practiced against them by authorities and ruling parties in their nations.
The political terrorism and violence is always a way to increase the sorrow and agony of the world.
The entries are organized into sections on anarchist terrorism, political terrorism, insurgent terrorism, separatist terrorism, religious terrorism, state-sponsored terrorism, global terrorist movements, special-interest terrorism, counter-terrorism, and terrorism and society.
The East European country is at war with neighbours Armenia and political terrorism is rife in certain regions.
Unfortunately a similar, but less well-informed, bias colours the reporting of British difficulties with law, order, community tensions, and political terrorism in Northern Ireland.
This is political terrorism and simply an attempt to avoid the assembly special session,'' Panigoro said last month after the planned investigations were announced.