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The Revolt of the Comuneros (Spanish: Guerra de las Comunidades de Castilla, "War of the Communities of Castile") was an uprising by citizens of Castile against the rule of Charles V and his administration between 1520 and 1521. At its height, the rebels controlled the heart of Castile, ruling the cities of Valladolid, Tordesillas, and Toledo.

The revolt occurred in the wake of political instability in the Crown of Castile after the death of Queen Isabella I in 1504. Joanna the Mad, Ferdinand and Isabella's second daughter, inherited the throne with her Burgundian husband King Philip I. However,...
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Rafael del Riego y Nuñez (9 April 1784 – 7 November 1823) was a Spanish general and liberal politician, who played a key role in the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War of 1820-1823 (el Trienio liberal in Spanish).
Riego was born on 9 April 1784 (according to other sources 24 November 1785) in Tineo in Asturias. After graduating from the University of Oviedo in 1807, he moved to Madrid, where he joined the army. In 1808, during the Spanish War of Independence he was taken captive by the French and imprisoned in El Escorial, from where he eventually escaped.
On 10 November he took part in the...
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On the second of May (Spanish: Dos de Mayo), 1808, the people of Madrid rebelled against the occupation of the city by French troops, provoking a brutal repression by the French Imperial forces and triggering the Spanish War of Independence.


The city had been under the occupation of Napoleon's army since March 23 of the same year. King Charles IV had been forced to abdicate in favour of his son Ferdinand VII, and at the time of the uprising both were in the French city of Bayonne at the insistence of Napoleon. An attempt by the French general Joachim Murat to move the daughter and youngest son...
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posted by mds_blackflag
The First Siege of Saragossa (Spanish: Zaragoza) was a bloody struggle in the Peninsular War. A French army under General Lefebvre besieged, repeatedly stormed, and was repulsed from the Spanish city of Saragossa over the summer of 1808.

Lefebvre commanded one of several bodies of French troops deployed by Napoleon to restore order to Spain after the spread of the Dos de Mayo uprisings. In June, Captain-General José de Palafox y Melzi declared war on the French and led the people of Aragon into mass revolt. Lefebvre advanced on Saragossa with about 6,000 men.

Spanish detachments attempting to...
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Agustina Raimunda María Saragossa Doménech, or Agustina de Aragón (March 4, 1786 – May 29, 1857) was a Spanish heroine who defended Spain during the Spanish War of Independence, first as a civilian and later as a professional officer in the Spanish Army. Known as "the Spanish Joan of Arc," she has been the subject of much folklore, mythology, and artwork, including sketches by Francisco de Goya and the poetry of Lord Byron.
In the summer of 1808, Zaragoza was one of the last cities in northern Spain not to have fallen to the forces of Napoleon and was therefore, by the time of the siege,...
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The Croatian-Slovenian peasant revolt of 1573 was a large peasant revolt in today's Croatia and Slovenia. The revolt, sparked by cruel treatment of serfs by the baron Franjo Tahy, ended after 12 days with the defeat of the rebels and bloody retribution by the nobility.

In the late 16th century, the threat of Ottoman incursions strained the economy of the southern flanks of the Holy Roman Empire, and feudal lords continually increased their demands on the peasantry. In Croatian Zagorje, this was compounded by cruel treatment of peasants by baron Franjo Tahy and his warring with neighbouring barons...
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Magazin Cover on the Revolution of 1848
Magazin Cover on the Revolution of 1848
Every year around March 15 my school fills up with Hungarian national flags, cockades, huge banners of cafés, squares, museums and a funny looking mustached bloke. We have a shorter school day because everyone's to attend a show directed by one of the twenty one classes of the school at the community house of the town. We hurry to get a good seat, hopefully near the stage. It's covered with national flags, cockades, huge banners of cafés, squares, museums and the funny looking bloke with the mustach.

I hope everyone is wondering now what the heck is that all about. March 15 is a national...
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posted by delamico
Almost all of the revolutions in Hungarian history had somebody whose loyalty to the rebells - or the Greater Good, if you want - is debated among historians till today.

Sándor Károlyi signed the peace treaty with the Habsburg Empire after the Rákóczi revolution in 1703-11. In the treaty Károlyi gave up the original ideas of the revolution and secured only the amnesty of those taking part in it. Because of this for a long time he appeared as the traitor of the revolution in history.

Another - rather interesting - case is that of Artur Görgey's, who was the head of the revolution army...
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posted by mds_blackflag
The Dakota War of 1862 (also known as the Sioux Uprising, Sioux Outbreak of 1862, the Dakota Conflict, the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862 or Little Crow's War) was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of the eastern Sioux or Dakota which began on August 17, 1862, along the Minnesota River in southwest Minnesota. It ended with a mass execution of 38 Dakota men on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota.

Throughout the late 1850s, treaty violations by the United States and late or unfair annuity payments by Indian agents caused increasing hunger and hardship among the Dakota....
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23 years of repressive dictatorship supported by the EU and the USA come to an end.

We could summarize what is happening in Tunisia, were it not omit the most important thing is taking place there, the closest thing to a political revolution that is currently on the planet.

The wave of massive protests unleashed in mid-December following the immolation of Bouazizi Mohammed, an unemployed university boy of 26 years has culminated in the fall of dictator Ben Ali and his exile to Saudi Arabia. A victory for the class' struggle that should be analyzed in depth, and whose evolution must be very...
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posted by timeandfate
In March 1940, a partisan unit of the first guerilla organisation of the Second World War in Europe, led by Major Henryk Dobrzański (Hubal) completely destroyed a battalion of German infantry in a skirmish near the village of Huciska. A few days later in an ambush near the village of Szałasy it inflicted heavy casualties upon another German unit. To counter this threat, the German authorities formed a special 1,000 man-strong anti-partisan unit of combined SS-Wehrmacht forces, including a Panzer group. Although Dobrzański's unit never exceeded 300 men, the Germans fielded at least 8,000...
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posted by timeandfate
"The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed."
Maya Angelou


"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
John F. Kennedy


"A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories."
Napoleon Bonaparte


"Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion."
Albert Camus


"Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!"
Karl Marx
posted by timeandfate
Cast off the crutch that kills the pain,
The red flag warning never meant the same,
the kids of tomorrow don't need today,
When they live in the sins of yesterday. (x2)

Well I've never seen us act like this,
our only hope is the minds of kids,
and they'll show us a thing or two.

Our only weapons are the guns of youth,
It's only time before they tighten the noose,
and then the hunt will be on for you.

We don't need them

Cast off the crutch that kills the pain,
the red flag wavin' never meant the same,
the kids of tomorrow don't need today,
when they live in the sins of yesterday. (x2)

Like a smallest bee packs...
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