Is called uprising to the act and result of revolt: foster a protest, incite sedition. The term comes from the Latin word sublewatt.

UprisingThe uprising is a rebellion against a government or an authority. Those who carry out the action can be civilians or military.

It is important to mention that the idea of ​​uprising is similar to others such as revolt, revolution or riot. Although they are often used interchangeably, each notion has a specific meaning.

The one who revolts demands a change who holds the power or refuses to follow his instructions. A revolt, meanwhile, is a spontaneous group uprising against discipline or order. When the movement is messy and affects a limited scope, it is called riot.

The revolution It is the most advanced stage of this type of action, since it is associated with a violent and profound change in the economic, social and political structures of a society. It can be said, in this framework, that uprising, revolt and mutiny are less serious instances than a revolution.

Take the case of uprising of Catalonia, which took place between 1640 Y 1652. This episode took place from the discontent of the Catalan peasants by the conduct of the members of the royal army, whom they accused of committing various atrocities and abuse. One of the consequences of this uprising was the signing of the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

It is known as the uprising of the “Gaucho” Rivero, meanwhile, to a lifting that occurred in Puerto Soledad (Falkland Islands). In 1833, Antonio Rivero led an uprising against the island’s British authorities over the poor living conditions of local workers. The rebels were finally captured and expelled from the island territory.