When Clan Ghost Bear extended the hand of friendship to annex the remaining seven worlds of the Free Rasalhague Republic in 3071 in the midst of the Word of Blake Jihad, a great many on both sides approved, but a notable number were opposed to what they saw as giving up the Republic's hard-won freedom and renewed domination by outsiders. Boosted by elements of the KungsArmé who were discharged for their refusal to undergo Trials of Position to remain warriors, numerous resistance groups sprung up to try and oppose the Bears.
Much like the Tyr Resistance Movement of old, Motstånd emerged up as umbrella group, attempting to coordinate the efforts of these individual nationalist groups, giving them a unified purpose but also directing them toward propaganda as opposed to military strikes. Despite the best efforts of the Clan Watch and Mimir the movement gained increasing strength.  An episode of "Bears on the Border", a six-part Skye News Now series detailing the joining of the FRR and Ghost Bears discussed the rise of Motstånd and its similarity to the Tyr Movement, but also pointed out the low odds it would ever successfully displace the Clan. While the Tyr movement was eventually successful, it had support from Lyran Commonwealth and a Draconis Combine that ultimately saw retaining Rasalhague as too costly, where as Motstånd had no external support and a more inflexible foe that simply had nowhere else to go. 
The tacit level of support for Motstånd from much of the population ended when members of the group engaged in a terrorist incident on the Dominion world of Alshain. The bombing conducted by Motstånd on the 31st of December 3078 struck at the Omni-Paradise Hotel and killed 378 civilians - both Rasalhagian and Clan Ghost Bear in origin - as well as several members of the Unity Council, including Selanna Jorgensson and the former Prince of the Free Rasalhague Republic, Christian Månsdottir. Motstånd used explosives determined to have Word of Blake origins in the attack, which played a factor in the loss of support experienced by the group in the wake of the bombing.
Following the bombing the leaders of Motstånd were pursued aggressively by the Ghost Bears; on the 2nd of January 3079 one of the group leaders, Albert Gronvold-Minami, was killed by Ghost Bear paramilitary police on Stanzach. The press coverage of the death of Gonvold-Minami reported that he and a number of other Motstånd members had holed up in a flat in the Hayden Arms estate block of Janetown, and that when the surrounding area had been cordonned off by the Ghost Bear paramilitary police the terrorists decided to try and fight their way out rather than surrender. The resulting combat devastated the block itself and damaged two other nearby blocks, with a total of 14 terrorists and 6 paramilitary police killed. Gronvold-Minami was evidently apprehended while trying to escape in a car, and he and eight other terrorists who had attempted to surrender were summarily executed at the scene by the police. It was noted that while the summary execution of the terrorists attracted some criticism from legal activists, polls of native Rasalhagians conducted across the Ghost Bear Dominion showed a high level of support for the action taken.
The last known surviving member of the Motstånd leadership was Cilla Amdahl, who narrowly escaped capture on the Dominion world of Tinaca on the 9th of January 3079. Amdahl's capture was considered a top priority by both Mimir and the Ghost Bear Watch.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 103 "Clan Ghost Bear - Free Rasalhague Resistance Movements"
- ↑ Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 26 "Rumbles from the Republic"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 60, "The Jihad in Review"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 11-12, "Terrorists Die In Firefight"
- ↑ Field Manual: 3085, p. 231 "Rules Annex - Major Highlights of the Post-Jihad Period (3085-3100)"