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Martial law represents the imposition for military rule via military authorities on an emergency basis, and is usually imposed on a temporary basis if the civilian government fails to function properly. In most cases, military forces are deployed to subdue crowds,to maintain order and secure buildings of the government.
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Dunmore's Proclamation declaring Martial law in the proclaimed November 14, 1775, several months after the beginning of the American Revolutionary War
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