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Battle of Athens

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WBIR Vault: The Battle of Athens

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Battle of Athens (The McMinn County War)

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The Battle Of Athens: Fighting for Liberty, Restoring the Rule of Law

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Battle of Athens, December 1944

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"Battle of Athens" - Philip Harper

The Battle of Athens was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the local government in August 1946. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of predatory policing, police brutality, political corruption and voter intimidation.
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  • Background 

  • Initial confrontations 

  • Battle 

  • Nearby conflicts 

  • Aftermath 

  • Legacy