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Infographic: a rich history of tax clashes

Taxpayers have clashed with governments for centuries, from an unpopular English levy on wool to the Boston Tea Party and beyond.

Disagreements between taxpayers and governments are nothing new.

For much of recorded history, those in power have sought to increase the taxes they collect: in the past, to finance costly wars and enrich themselves; and more recently, to balance budgets.

Here’s a look at tax conflicts through the years.

Swipe/click to see all examples.

Sources: A World History of Tax Rebellions, David F. Burg; History Channel website; Tax Foundation website

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