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10 Amazing Women Who Led Rebellions

History 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. 10 Yaa Asantewaa 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. When the Asante began to resist British rule, the British Governor, Lord Hodgson, demanded that they turn over their Golden Stool, used as a throne and symbol of independence. Shortly after, on March 28, 1900, what was left of the monarchy was assembled and the British Captain demanded the Stool. This speech caused the Yaa Asantewaa War for Independence to break out on the same day. 9 Corazon Aquino 8 Laskarina Bouboulina 7 Queen Mavia Of Arabia 5 Leymah Gbowee

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