What is the difference between rebellion and revolution? These two words seem almost the same, except that rebellion is generally more distasteful.
Dictionary.com lists definitions of rebellion:
1. open, organized, and armed resistance to one's government or ruler.
2. resistance to or defiance of any authority, control, or tradition.
and those of revolution:
1. an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.