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I rhyme with a word that could stand for a country -
A known event to a history junkie,
A weird relation to modern computers
I share beginning with angry refuters.

What am I?

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A wild guess, but...

Defenestration

I rhyme with a word that could stand for a country -

Rhymes with "nation"

A known event to a history junkie,

The Defenestration of Prague

A weird relation to modern computers

Defenestration means throwing people out of Windows

I share beginning with angry refuters.

Defense? Defenders? Not sure on this one. Deniers (as in Climate ...)

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    $\begingroup$ Oooh I like this a lot, hat tip for the Thirty Years’ War reference! +1 $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Mar 25, 2019 at 20:13
  • $\begingroup$ This is where my mind went as well. +1 :D $\endgroup$
    – Belgabad
    Mar 25, 2019 at 20:18
  • $\begingroup$ Correct answer! Nice job! Only the last line needs a little clarification. $\endgroup$
    – Domosed
    Mar 25, 2019 at 20:39
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps the last line is referring to rot13(qrsraqnagf/qrsrafr nggbearlf va n pbheg pnfr)? $\endgroup$
    – HTM
    Mar 25, 2019 at 20:54
  • $\begingroup$ @PiIsNot3 I was thinking of rot13(12 Natel Zra), but that was the rot13(whel) not the rot13(qrsraqnagf) $\endgroup$ Mar 25, 2019 at 20:58
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I rhyme with a word that could stand for a country -

revolution rhymes (partially) with nation which is synonymous with country

A known event to a history junkie,

there were several prominent revolutions in the world history

A weird relation to modern computers

computer revolution: https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/computer-revolution

I share beginning with angry refuters.

shares beginning with revolters (or perhaps revolutionaries)

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  • $\begingroup$ This is a great answer, although I question how closely your answer rhymes with the word you proposed. +1. $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Mar 25, 2019 at 17:49
  • $\begingroup$ I don't think you need to be a history junkie to know at least a few of these. $\endgroup$ Mar 25, 2019 at 17:50
  • $\begingroup$ A good answer, but it is not the answer. $\endgroup$
    – Domosed
    Mar 25, 2019 at 17:54
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Antikythera?

I rhyme with a word that could stand for a country -

Inglaterra, which is England in Spanish. Got this one from a rhyming dictionary, I don't know how Antikythera is actually pronounced.

A known event to a history junkie,

Antikythera mechanism is an Ancient Greek artifact

A weird relation to modern computers

It's considered an extremely early version of an analogue computer

I share beginning with angry refuters.

"Anti" as a prefix seems to fit this

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  • $\begingroup$ This doesn't seem like an event, but it does seem to match a lot of the checkboxes. $\endgroup$
    – Nick Vitha
    Mar 25, 2019 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ Another good word, but not the answer. $\endgroup$
    – Domosed
    Mar 25, 2019 at 19:43

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