The nobility in our ancient state felt quite free. She believed that the monarch was restricting her rights - organized an armed resistance. Since the time of the Commonwealth, this way of expressing disagreement has been called rokas, from the Hungarian rakás - crowd. And everything happened according to the law: the documents signed by the monarch himself - Henry's articles and the Pacta conventa ("general agreements") allowed the Rokashans to revolt.

To help the ruler in a situation where he could lose his throne was to assert himself as a trustworthy person. This is what happened to Nikolai Radziwill the Black: by supporting Sigismund Augustus during the uprising of the Polish nobility, he became a close friend of the master of the country.

To gain the power of the Grand Duchy in Belarusian-Lithuanian chess, the prince or prince must occupy the throne, the central cell of the field, and hold on to it one move. During this move, the rival army has a chance to postpone the final of the party: you can declare a contender for the victory of Rokash. Rokash is announced - the prince or prince must leave the throne. But he can stay on the field: any figure is able to protect his master - to cover him with himself or throw the rebel off the field.

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