method of revolt
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Mutiny is a when a group of people get together to openly oppose, change, or remove the people or person in authority. It usually means a group of soldiers trying to remove their officers, or a group of sailors on a ship trying to remove the captain. The group of people that mutiny are called mutineers.
The mutineers put Captain Bligh in a small boat. A scene from the movie, Mutiny on the Bounty
During the Age of Discovery, mutiny meant open rebellion against a ship’s captain. This happened during Magellan’s journey and one mutineer was killed. Another mutineer was executed and 2 others were put on land and left there. After a mutiny on Henry Hudson’s Discovery, Hudson and several others were left in the ocean in a small boat.
Mutiny is still treated as a very bad crime. Mutineers are punished and may even get the death penalty.
Famous Mutinies
17th century
18th century
19th century
20th century
After World War II
  1. "Somers". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
  2. "The Invergordon Mutiny". Socialist Review, September 2000. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
  3. The sailors were convicted of mutiny, though they simply refused to obey a lawful order. They did not try to take over which means it is not a real mutiny
  4. "Minensuchboot 1943 Ships". German Navy. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
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