is an action used to overthrow a government or institution. Rebellion, uprising or insurrection is a refusal of obedience or order. It may, therefore be seen as encompassing a range of behaviour aimed at destroying or taking over the position of an established authority such as a government, governor, president, political leader or person in charge. The forms of behaviour can include non-violent methods such as the phenomena of civil disobedience, civil resistance and non-violent resistance, on the other hand it may encompass violent campaigns.

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