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07 May 2009 @ 02:43 pm
Quick military Q  
So, say you're in a civil war in the far future, and both sides are fighting over a mining colony, because the depostis are too rich to give up to "the other side". And the current government wins the day, but the colony decides to fire on any ships they send down.

This would be called what, in technical terms? An act of sedition? Of treason? Of what? Militarily speaking. It feels right on the tip of my brain, but it's just not there.
 
 
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angharaanghara on May 7th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
I'd say all of the above, plus probably outright secession. They've just declared war....
rhienellethrhienelleth on May 7th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Well, the war is already ongoing, but no one knew the mining colony even had surface-to-space weapons.

Still, any of the above would probably work in dialogue, then. :)
Diana: capitalism victoriousthe_grynne on May 8th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
By the official governments, I think they're generally called "rebels."

For an interesting case that seems pretty similar to what you're describing, take a look at Boungainville in Papua New Guinea.

Edited at 2009-05-08 01:25 am (UTC)