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Category:Rebellion

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Rebellion is the general term for an uprising, revolt, insurgency, and other related terms, that describe an active and armed movement that seeks to take control of a government. While many rebellions are carried out in order to replace the leadership, some aim to complete reform the society and are called revolutions.

While many rebellions fail, while some succeed, as in the case of the American Revolution, and the Indian independence; both sought freedom of governance from the British Empire. In many cases, uprisings lead to civil war, often divided along lines of ethnicity, socio-economic status, or religion.

Coup d'état's are a specific form of rebellion where one part (often the military) seeks to usurp control of the country very quickly, and often without the use of violence.


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