rebellion

Open defiance and opposition, sometimes armed to a person or thing in authority

Plenty of teenagers rebel against their parents in all kinds of ways. But a rebellion usually involves a group. Armed rebellions are usually put down by a country's armed forces, or at least kept from expanding beyond a small area. The American War of Independence was first viewed by the British as a minor rebellion that would soon run its course, but this particular rebellion led to a full-fledged revolution— that is, the overthrow of a government. Rebellion, armed or otherwise, has often alerted those in power that those they control are very unhappy. by teo

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