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The Three-Day Revolution was an important event in the development of Uralica, taking place throughout the former Komi Republic and several former Russian oblasts in the time between 5 and 8 March 2008.

A group of pro-Russian extremists rushed Syktyvkar on 2 March 2008 but were driven out by force. However, many who partook in the defence of Syktyvkar saw their own reaction as excessive. After two days of praying and fasting, Jarkko Salomäki made an announcement to the people of that area, encouraging non-violent protesting and "letting the Holy Spirit of God guide [the people] in the paths of righteousness." What resulted was three days of non-violent protests. Marches were held in many traditionally Uralic cities, such as Perm', Syktyvkar, Yoshkar-Ola, Saransk, Inta, Vorkuta, and even far-away Petrozavodsk and Kingisepp, as a result.

Many Russians, and various nations and alliances, took notice of this and offered moral and financial support to the persecuted Uralic peoples. Although the extremists decried this as "propaganda against the rightful rulers of the land," they could take no further action against Uralic peoples as they were threatened with retaliation by outside parties.

The event was the first wholesale show of Uralic solidarity in history, and drove the Uralicist Movement's most prominent members to begin work on a constitution for a pan-Uralic nation, which would also come to include Mennonites and sympathetic Russians. This would, on 18 March, come to be known as Uralica.

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