Perhaps, but it is hard not to be reminded of the politique du pire in other societies that underwent prolonged upheaval.
Months later, he underwent surgery for colon cancer and a subsequent infection.
Greene accepted a plea bargain that allowed for his record to be expunged provided he underwent counseling.
Old English undergan "undermine," from under + gan (see go). Cf. Middle Dutch ondergaen, Old High German untarkun, German untergehen, Danish undergaa. Sense of "submit to, endure" is attested from c.1300. Meaning "to pass through" (an alteration, etc.) is attested from 1630s. Related: Undergone; underwent.