The people of Ammon were heroes to the Nephites but would be seen as traitors to the Lamanites for rejecting their former religion and political allegiance. It was an Amalekite-led revolution that drove out the people of Anti-Nephi-Lehi (Alma 24:1–2), confirming political rivalry. The Anti-Nephi-Lehies included a previous Lamanite king (Lamoni’s brother, Anti-Nephi-Lehi) and, therefore, a legitimate ruling lineage. This situation is dangerous in all kingdoms. The possibility of a legitimate rival claimant was a risk most often resolved through murdering the claimant. Removing this possible rival would be another motive for the Amalekites to destroy the people of Ammon.