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What Does Rebellion Mean?

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Lakshmipriya Nair Profile
Rebellion refers to the refusal to accept some authority or code or convention. It indicates an organized opposition to authority. Thus a rebellion means armed resistance to the authority of an established government. One of The fallacies or faults of revolutions is that more often than not they aim to replace the ruling elite rather than address the fundamental structure existing in society. A rebellion in the literal sense may encompass a range of behaviours like civil disobedience to a violent organized attempt to overthrow authority. It is an act to show displeasure and its extent in the existing situation.

Participants to rebellions are known as rebels. History has witnessed many rebellions in several countries and places. Some of the most famous ones have been the Boxer rebellion in China, French revolution in France, Russian revolution, American War of Independence, Iranian Revolution, Indian freedom struggle and so on. A rebellion may or may not have far reaching and lasting effects. It may have several causes and motives. But many are unaware of the fact that rebellion can also be non-violent in nature as it was during Gandhi's Satyagraha.
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Ambreen Misbah answered
Rebellion refers to opposition to one in authority or in control. Also, it could be an open, armed, and usually unsuccessful defiance of or resistance to an official government. Moreover, it may also be an instance of such defiance or resistance.

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