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Tue Mar 5, 2013, 10:31 PM

112. Something like these

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonviolent_revolution#List_of_nonviolent_revolutions_by_era


List of nonviolent revolutions by era

Decolonization
1930 – Salt Satyagraha in India in an attempt to overthrow British colonial rule
Cold War
In nations of the Warsaw Pact
1968 – The Prague Spring, a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia.
The Revolutions of 1989: Even though many of these revolutions did not take place entirely in 1989, they are usually grouped together as such.
1980–1989 – The Solidarity movement in April marshals popular resistance to communist rule, though progress is halted by the imposition of martial law.
1987–1989 – The Singing Revolution – a cycle of singing mass demonstrations, followed by a living chain across the Baltic states (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia), known as the Baltic Way.
1989 – The Peaceful Revolution in the German Democratic Republic leading to the fall of the Berlin Wall
1989 – The Velvet Revolution – the bloodless revolution in Czechoslovakia leading to the downfall of the communist government there.
1989 – The bloodless revolution in Bulgaria that resulted in the downfall of the communist government.
1990 – The Golaniad – a protest in Romania in April by Bucharest students who demanded a non-communist government. The protests ended in bloodshed after an intervention of miners called in by President Ion Iliescu (the Mineriad).
The successful resistance to 1991 Soviet coup d'ιtat attempt which had the effect of a revolution was mostly non-violent.
Outside of the Warsaw Pact
1974 – The Carnation Revolution in Portugal.
1979 – The Iranian Revolution in Iran.
1986 – The People Power (Yellow) Revolution in the Philippines, where the term people power was coined.

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