Dalecarlian Rebellion (1743)

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The Dalecarlian Rebellion of 1743, also known as the Fourth Dalecarlian Rebellion and stora daldansen (Swedish: the great Dalecarlian dance) was a rebellion that broke out in the Swedish province of Dalarna in 1743. Its cause was the peasants' dissatisfaction with the "lords' government" of the Age of Liberty. This dissatisfaction was strongest in Dalarna, partly because the Hats had introduced restrictions in the Dalecarlians' free exchange of goods with neighboring Norway, but mainly because of the unlucky war against Russia to which the peasants had to provide soldiers.

It is the last major uprising in Sweden to have started in rural areas.

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