Funny that you mention refusal to bend to unreasonable demands.
In 1962 the book "The Great Explosion"
by Eric Frank Russell came out.
It based on, and contains, the short story "An Then There Were None" about a world the natives call Gand.
You later figure out that it was named for Mahatma Gandhi.
You can read both online or download the pdfs.https://www.simpleliberty.org/research/and_then_there_were_none.htm
for just the original novelette with excellent artwork orhttps://www.simpleliberty.org/research/the_great_explosion-00.htm
For the complete book, text only.
Anyway the inhabitants of Gand have a weapon against any and all oppression that can't be used against them.
FIW! Which stands for Freedom, I Won't!
Of course, this doesn't work against oppressors that would rather kill you than work with you but against moral people it works perfectly.
The other favorite word of the Gands was MYOB!
The Gands used no money and even the concept was unthinkable for them.