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[[File:Mutiny HMS Bounty.jpg|thumb|upright=1.5|The [[mutiny on the Bounty]] was one of the most famous instances of mutiny which took place at sea.]]
 
'''Mutiny''' is a [[revolt]] among a group of people (typically of a [[military]] or of a [[crew]]) to oppose, change, or overthrow an organization to which they were previously loyal. The term is commonly used for a [[rebellion]] among members of the military against an internal force, but it can also sometimes mean any type of rebellion against any force. Mutiny does not necessarily need to refer to a [[Military Force]] and can describe a [[political]], [[economic]], or [[Powerpower structure]] in which there's a change of power.
 
During the [[Age of Discovery]], mutiny particularly meant open rebellion against a ship's [[Captain (nautical)|captain]]. This occurred, for example, during [[Ferdinand Magellan|Ferdinand Magellan's]] journeys around the world, resulting in the killing of one mutineer, the [[Capital punishment|execution]] of another, and the [[marooning]] of others; on [[Henry Hudson]]'s ''Discovery'' resulting in Hudson and others being set adrift in a boat; and the notorious [[mutiny on the Bounty|mutiny on the ''Bounty'']].
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