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Definition of Intervention

Intervention

  1. The act of intervening; interposition.
  2. Any interference that may affect the interests of others; especially, of one or more states with the affairs of another; mediation.
  3. The act by which a third person, to protect his own interest, interposes and becomes a party to a suit pending between other parties.

Intervention Quotations

What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise? It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene, there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on. I'm a little bit more of a pessimist there. I think that the Soviets - it's a very sad lesson - by their intervention, saved the myth.
Slavoj Zizek

Intervention only works when the people concerned seem to be keen for peace.
Nelson Mandela

We need to accept the seemingly obvious fact that a toxic environment can make people sick and that no amount of medical intervention can protect us. The health care community must become a powerful political lobby for environmental policy and legislation.
Andrew Weil

Reviewing the record of American intervention in Indochina in the Pentagon Papers, one cannot fail to be struck by the continuity of basic assumptions from one administration to the next. Never has there been the slightest deviation from the principle that a noncommunist regime must be imposed and defended, regardless of popular sentiment.
Noam Chomsky

No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used, not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists.
Vladimir Putin
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Intervention Translations

intervention in French is intervention, anticipation
intervention in German is Eingriff
intervention in Italian is intervento
intervention in Norwegian is intervensjon
intervention in Swedish is ingripande