A terrorist is a person who uses prohibited violence and bullying, especially against civilians, in the quest for political aims. They advocate for violence and domination in their quest for democratic equality principles. Terrorism involves the instillation of fear, threats of violence, or use of the same among victims or a larger audience. This is done to achieve their selfish wants while ignoring the targeted public.
Terrorism was first devised in the 1970s about the horror used to instigate fear by revolutionaries during the French revolution to their opponents. A terrorist act is a term that means a government or a state uses violence to implement an act. It is used since there may be internal enemies against the reigning regime. The extent to which a terrorist’s activity instills fear among its victims helps distinguish it from guerrilla warfare.
A guerrilla member of a minor sovereign group that illegally participates in fighting contrary to a bigger regular force. It may also refer to the actions performed without authority against an official state army. Guerrillas, therefore, engage in warfare which is an irregular act of war in which small sets of individuals of fighters like armed civilians or paramilitary oppose the larger group.
Rebel warfare has been used by revolutionary movements throughout history to rebel against regimes that guerrillas did not want. The battle usually bases its tactics on avoiding confrontations between the guerrillas and the main forces. They usually engage the major military forces unawares and get back to their hiding if the response becomes overwhelming. They prepare their weapons and attacking strategies in secret and in hideouts since the power of their force cannot match that of the main force.
Radicals mainly depend on logistical and even political support from the residents of a particular region or foreigners. The residents or foreigners do not participate in active resistance or armed struggle but sympathize with them. It is a type of war that involves rivals who are of unequal power and capability.
The main army is the superior force, and the guerrillas have little power in which they fight tactically due to the lack of enough workforce and ammunition. The battle grew in the 20th century mainly due to theoretical works successfully carried out in China, Russia, and even Cuba. Contrary to terrorist groups, guerrillas work in uncluttered stations as armed units and do not exert pressure on the territory and its population or deprive them of their rights to dominate them.