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A 17t-century illustration o Guy Fawkes. Fawkes tried tae assassinate James I o Ingland. He failed an wis convicted o traison an sentenced tae be hangit, drawn an quartered.

In law, traison is creeminal dislealty tae the state. It is a crime that kivers some o the mair extreme acts against ane's naition or sovereign. This uisually includes things sic as pairteecipatin in a war against ane's native kintra, attemptin tae owerthraw its govrenment, spyin on its militar, its diplomats, or its saicret services for a hostile an furrin pouer, or attemptin tae kill its heid o state. A person that commits traison is kent in law as a traitor.[1]

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