Was George Orwell an Optimist?
Chaos in the Old World
Re: Two Peasant Uprisings?
The effects stack as outlined in the rules. Two Uprising cards means each Peasant adds +2 to the resistance.
Knowing you Brian, I imagine you've already double checked this, so I removed my reply to reduce confusion. I haven't had the game out in awhile, so I ought to re-read before helping with rules questions.