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What's so rebellious about a Danish Christmas?

Why does my Christmas mug have "rebellion" written on it? While on vacation in Iceland last week, I bought a mug at a Tiger store. The mug is red with the word "oprør" in green. Given the colors and the season I assumed this would have something to do with Christmas, but once I got home and looked it up I discovered that "oprør" means "rebel" or "rebellion" (in Danish). Is there any meaning to this that I'm not getting? Are the Christmas colors just a coincidence? Why is a multinational chain store fomenting rebellion? I'm mildly mystified.
posted by mskyle on Dec 9, 2010 - 6 answers

What did the Nazis call the French Resistance?

What did the Nazis call the French Resistance? I know they called the individual resisters "terrorists," but what word did they use to describe the resistance as a whole? (Insurgency, resistance, uprising, rebellion, etc.) This is research for a screenplay - I'm not looking for a discussion about modern parallels, or of what the morally correct word is in various situations. Also, if someone could give me the word in German that would be great! Please no guessing.
posted by bagadonuts on Oct 22, 2009 - 9 answers

I'm not asking you to do my research for me buuuuut....

Emergency Research Materials Needed: Due to not being an adult about things I now have to write a quick story set during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. And I have to finish it by Sunday. Yes, I've already read Wikipedia. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Apr 28, 2009 - 12 answers

Yankee Doodle, read this Book...

Please recommend books (not overly scholarly, but in-depth, if possible) dealing with the causes and issues surrounding the rise of the American Independence movement prior to July 4, 1776. [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on Oct 13, 2008 - 10 answers

Royal Rebellion?

Historically, has there been a member of Royal blood that, for either philosophical, political or religious reasons eschewed the royal lifestyle and struck out on their own? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Jan 10, 2007 - 37 answers

How to oust an unelected head of state?

If I lived in a country (mentioning no names, because I'm not sure if it is treason...) that had an unelected head of state, and whos position was based on the family they were born into, how would I go about getting rid of them, in any way other than the obvious one? I'm thinking some kind of political campaign, etc.
posted by Orange Goblin on Nov 19, 2004 - 30 answers

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