freedom fighter

noun
a fighter for freedom, especially a person who battles against established forces of tyranny and dictatorship.

Origin:
1940–45

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The idea being that the party of revolutionaries starts off implementing great socialist policies under the key freedom fighter.
What counts is how the outcome is experienced: as the triumph of the freedom fighter or as the consolation for the defeated.
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