01. Teenagers generally [rebel] against authority in our culture.
02. The priest's son totally [rebelled] against his religious upbringing, and eventually left the church permanently.
03. He was quite [rebellious], and in trouble with the law when he was young.
04. The brutal suppression of the [rebellion] has resulted in international condemnation.
05. Tom Robbins once said that humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, [rebellious], and immature.
06. The [rebellion] was triggered by rumors that the military had decided against turning over power to a civilian government.
07. The Arch of Titus was erected in 81 A.D. to honor Titus' capture of Jerusalem and his suppression of a Jewish [rebellion].
08. There is a Vietnamese proverb which states that victory makes you into an emperor, and defeat into a [rebel].
09. During the American Revolution, many brides did not wear white wedding gowns; instead, they wore red as a symbol of [rebellion].
10. When people do not get the rewards they feel they are entitled to, they are likely to [rebel].
11. Experts say that the profile of the average computer virus writer is age 14-24, talented, bright, and driven by a [rebellious], adolescent need to call attention to himself.
12. In July 1975, Nicaragua's Sandinista [rebel] forces marched triumphantly into the capital city of Managua.
13. Mao Zedong initiated the Cultural Revolution in China as a [rebellion] against the four "olds" - old ideas, old culture, old habits, and old customs.
14. In 1795, slaves on Grenada rose up in a violent [rebellion], effectively taking control of the island from the British.
15. In the year 2000, several hundred United Nations troops were taken hostage by [rebels] in Sierra Leone.
16. Quentin Crisp once said, "The young always have the same problem - how to [rebel] and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents, and copying one another."
17. The government of China has long regarded Taiwan as a [rebel] province since the Nationalist army fled there after losing a civil war in 1949.
18. In 1804, after helping to lead a [rebellion] against the French, Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared independence for Haiti.
19. In February of 1994, the Russian government voted to pardon participants in an armed [rebellion] against President Boris Yeltsin in October 1993, and a Soviet coup attempt in 1991.
20. Fidel Castro led a [rebel] army to victory in Cuba in 1959.

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