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The Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (French: Comités de Défense de la Révolution, CDRs) were a system of local revolutionary cells, established in Burkina Faso by the Marxist and pan-Africanist leader Thomas Sankara, President of the country from 1983 until his assassination in 1987. Committees were established in each workplace. They were inspired by the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution in Cuba, and functioned as "organs of political and social control."<ref>Otayek, René (1986). "The Revolutionary Process in Burkina Faso: Breaks and Continuities". In Markakis, John; Waller, Michael. Military Marxist Régimes in Africa. London: Frank Cass. p. 95. ISBN 113-517-654-X.  </ref>


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The Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (French: Comités de Défense de la Révolution, CDRs) were a system of local revolutionary cells, established in Burkina Faso by the Marxist and pan-Africanist leader Thomas Sankara, President of the country from 1983 until his assassination in 1987. Committees were established in each workplace. They were inspired by the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution in Cuba, and functioned as "organs of political and social control."<ref>Otayek, René (1986). "The Revolutionary Process in Burkina Faso: Breaks and Continuities". In Markakis, John; Waller, Michael. Military Marxist Régimes in Africa. London: Frank Cass. p. 95. ISBN 113-517-654-X.  </ref>


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