List of peasant revolts
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This is a chronological list of conflicts in which peasants played a significant role.
History of peasant wars spans over a period of over two thousand years. A variety of reasons fueled the emergence of the peasant revolt phenomenon, including:
- Tax resistance
- Social inequality
- Religious war
- Wars of national liberation|National liberation
- Resistance against serfdom
- Redistribution of land
- External factors such as plague and famine
The majority of peasant rebellions ended prematurely and were unsuccessful. Peasants suffered from limited funding and lacked the training and organisational capabilities of professional armies.
The list gives the name, the date, the peasant allies and enemies, and the result of these conflicts following this legend:
- Peasant victory
- Peasant defeat
- Another result (e.g. a treaty or peace without a clear result, status quo ante bellum, result unknown or indecisive)
- Ongoing conflict
|1556–1557||First Potato War||Yonderre||Yonderian peasants||Suppression of the rebellion|
|1641–1643||Yonderian Peasants' War||Yonderre||300,000 mostly Gothic peasants under several Knights of the Realm||Suppression of the rebellion|
|1787–1788||Second Potato War||Yonderre||Yonderian peasants||Suppression of the rebellion,
Potato Laws repealed