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Rose Revolution

"[In Georgia] in 1995, a new constitution went into effect, and voters elected Shevardnadze president. Shevardnadze was reelected in 2000, but protests over disputed elections forced him to resign in 2003. This uprising became known as the Rose Revolution because the protesters carried roses as a symbol of nonviolence."

Bilocerkowycz, Jaroslaw. "Georgia." World Book Advanced, World Book, 2020,

This list of keywords and phrases will allow you to hone your search for materials on the Rose Revolution:

  • Rose Revolution, Georgia 2003

  • The Revolution of Roses 2003

  • President Eduard Shevardnadze

  • Mikheil Saakashvili 

  • Georgian democracy