A combination of two or more persons to commit an unlawful act, or to do a lawful act by unlawful means
A confederacy is a union of states or people who are trying to achieve the same thing. They've entered this new confederacy because the central government's been unable to control the collapsing economy. the Confederate States in the American Civil War, the southern states of the US, which fought the northern states (the Union) and lost. confederacies a confederation. Iroquois Confederacy Maratha confederacy Maravi confederacy
A governmental system in which sovereignty is vested entirely in subnational (state) governments
or League of the Iroquois Confederation of five (later six) Indian tribes across upper New York that in the 17th-18th century played a strategic role in the struggle between the French and British for supremacy in North America. The five original nations were the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca; the Tuscarora, a non-voting member, joined in 1722. According to tradition, the confederacy was founded between 1570 and 1600 by Dekanawidah, born a Huron (see Wyandot), carrying out the earlier ideas of Hiawatha, an Onondaga. Cemented mainly by their desire to stand together against invasion, the tribes united in a common council composed of 50 sachems; each original tribe had one vote, and unanimity was the rule. At first the confederacy barely withstood attacks from the Huron and Mahican, but by 1628 the Mohawk had defeated the Mahican and established themselves as the region's dominant tribe. When the Iroquois destroyed the Huron in 1648-50, they were attacked by the Huron's French allies. During the American Revolution, the Oneida and Tuscarora sided with the American colonists while the rest of the league, led by Joseph Brant, fought for the British. The loyalist Iroquois were defeated in 1779 near Elmira, N.Y., and the confederacy came to an end
Maratha alliance formed in the 18th century in western India after Shivaji's Maratha kingdom collapsed under Mughal pressure. Under Shivaji's grandson, power fell to peshwas (chief ministers) from leading Maratha families, who ruled effectively in the early 18th century but quarreled as the century waned. The confederacy fell to the British in 1818
Centralized system of government established in southern Africa 1480. It was created by members of related ethnolinguistic groups who had migrated from the north into what is now central and southern Malawi. Its seat was southwest of Lake Malawi, and at its peak in the 17th century it ruled an area stretching from the Zambezi River to the Mozambique coast. Its leaders traded with the Portuguese and Arabs in ivory, slaves, and iron. By 1720 it split into several autonomous factions
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