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Synonyms for upheaval

Synonyms for upheaval

a momentous or sweeping change

Synonyms for upheaval

a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

(geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)

disturbance usually in protest

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Elsewhere in the world, political upheavals have taken place due to the mounting frustration of citizens with their governments.
Fanning gives her best performance in yonks as the steely rebel although the social and political upheavals of the age are dealt with in tick-list fashion leaving little time for anything approaching nuance or depth.
Answering a question whether the political system will continue to thrive, he said, "I hope so except any upheaval because upheavals often threaten the democratic system."
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Parliament Speaker Usama Nujaifi stated that the democratic experiment in Iraq is suffering dangerous upheavals. BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Parliament Speaker Usama Nujaifi stated that the democratic experiment in Iraq is suffering dangerous upheavals.
And he said that merging departments, IT systems and more would bring significant costs and upheavals if the expected recommendation of a Welsh Government commission to halve the number of councils in Wales is taken forward.
The new report also reflects trends that have contributed to recent upheavals in other countries, including Spain and Brazil.
Summary: The Gulf States have worked to ensure that recent upheavals in the Arab world do not create an oil crisis and global economic recession.
Summary: Speaker said Friday the wave of popular upheavals in the Arab world was affecting Lebanon, but defended as "wise" the government's policy to dissociate itself from the 10-month unrest in Syria...
This currency crisis is directly linked to the social upheavals within the country since the ouster of then president Hosni Mubarak last January, as foreign investment inflows and tourism have dried up.
Summary: JEDDAH: Political upheavals in some Arab countries, the Palestinian bid to declare an independent state and other major regional and international issues will figure high on the agenda when the GCC foreign ministers' meeting in Jeddah on Sunday.
"The markets have begun to stabilize and failing further upheavals we are confident that business will recover in Egypt."
Summary: Far from being cause for disinvestment, the upheavals in the region are an opportunity for investors, argues Arab News in this editorial.
a new cabinet lineup in the wake of upheavals in North Africa.
The politician said that the region witnessed a series of violent upheavals, and that the uprooting of Saddam Hussein's regime removed a cornerstone of the Arab security system and introduced a great change to the balance of forces in the region.
Seen through the eyes of young Laura Timmins (Olivia Hallinan), the people have endured many upheavals and struggles as they face up to achanging world.