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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 10:55 AM

10 Amazing Women Who Led Rebellions

10 Amazing Women Who Led Rebellions
Mark Pygas November 11, 2013

http://listverse.com/2013/11/11/10-amazing-women-who-led-rebellions/

Male revolutionaries such as Che Guevara have gone down as heroes for leading rebellions against “the Man.” But forgotten by history are the women who took on far greater powers than Fulgencio Batista. Throughout the ages, women have led rebellions and revolutions which took on the might of the Roman Empire and the vast wealth of the British East India Company.

Yaa Asantewaa, described as the African Joan of Arc, was Queen Mother of the Edweso region, part of the former Asante Kingdom and now modern-day Ghana. Born around 1830, ...

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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 10:59 AM

1. k and r--thank you for posting.

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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 11:09 AM

2. How could they leave out the Trung sisters who led 80,000 into battle?

These Vietnamese heroines led the rebellion against China in 40 CE. Their story always amazed me.

In AD 39, Trưng Trắc and Trưng Nhị, after successfully repelling a small Chinese unit from their village, assembled a large army consisting mostly of women. Within months, they had taken many (about 65) citadels from the Chinese, and had liberated Nam Việt. They became queens of the country, and managed to resist subsequent Chinese attacks on Việt Nam for over three years.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trưng_Sisters

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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 11:14 AM

3. Thanks for posting Coyotl

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