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Typologies

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"Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century" by Cindy C. Coombs, p. 12

Dynastic Terror
  • Dynastic terror is an attack on a head of state or a ruling elite, precisely the kind of terrorist that the international community tried to criminalize in the mid-nineteenth century. 
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Focused Random Terror
  • Focused random terror restricts the placing of explosives, for example, to where significant agents of oppression are likely to gather (as in the aforementioned case of the Polish Underground) 
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Mass Terror
  • Mass terror is a terror by a state, in which the regime coerces the opposition in the population, whether organized or unorganized, sometimes in an institutionalized manner. 
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Random Terror
  • Random terror involves placing of explosives where people gather (e.g. post offices, railroads, and cafes) to destroy whoever happens to be there. "Algerian revolutionaries left bombs in public places in Paris," one scholar notes' "apparently convinced that one Frenchman blown to bits was pretty much like any other."
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Tactical Terror
  • Finally, tactical terror is directed solely against the ruling government as part of a "broad revolutionary strategic plan." 
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