<p>Here's the difference, as I see it.</p>

<p>To <em>take over</em> is outsiders coming in. Imperialism.</p>

<p>To <em>take back</em> is to reclaim what was once yours. Independence.</p>

<p>So, to take over, say... a city that was never yours and that you're not from, sounds to me like you're a bunch of ego-maniacal imperialists. Might as well be building a fucking <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deathstar" title="Deathstar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia">fully operational battle-station</a>.</p>

<p>On the other hand, to live in that same city and to reclaim it from the evil forces that control it and (by proxy) you, <strong>that</strong> sounds to me like a revolution. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebel_alliance" title="Rebel Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia">A rebellion of worthy allies</a>.</p>

<p>Imperialists always get what's coming to them. Just ask Rome.</p>