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There is a subtle difference between the definition of terrorist and revolutionary. A terrorist acts against a government for malicious purposes and a revolutionary acts against the government for the purpose of instating a new one. Terrorists and revolutionaries are often related so closely because they may use the same methods to achieve their goals. Though they are similar, revolutionary is used in a positive connotation and terrorist is used in a negative. In a …

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…and the attackers think of them selves as revolutionaries. Whether it is a soldier, a political official, or a news reporter, we see these words used to describe opposing sides of war in which one side is favored or disliked by the majority of people. The differences are subtle but can still be made, between the terrorist who does it because he can, and the revolutionary who does it because he has to. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**