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Subverted: The resistance's supposed existence is actually a ploy by the Empire to capture anyone who dares to rebel.
Double Subverted: The people in charge of this ploy, however, secretly recruit the would-be-rebels for their own purposes.
The Empire has banned comedy. As a result, the resistance consists primarily of disgruntled clowns, writers, and stand-up comedians.
There's more than one resistance, they don't do anything other than discuss things around a table and angst about how the Empire has oppressed (i.e. improved) their lives, and the only time they actually do something they screw it up by arguing with each other.
The vast majority of the populace is involved in the resistance... including many of the occupying soldiers.
The Rebel Leader, upon discovering these rebel atrocities, decides to hold his followers to a strict code of ethics. From this point on, any rebel caught committing warcrimes or atrocities is put to death.
You might click on La Résistance, but you will never take our freedom! Fight on, my comrades!