Civil war

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Concept.png Civil war 

A civil war is a war between groups within the same nation state,[1] or, less commonly, between two countries created from a formerly united state.[2]



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2014 Ukraine coup/Civil war
Angolan civil war


Related Quotation

George Carlin“So about 80 years after the Constitution is ratified, the slaves are freed. Not so you'd really notice it of course; just kinda on paper. And that of course was at the end of the Civil War. Now there is another phrase I dearly love. That is a true oxymoron if I've ever heard one — civil war. D'you think anybody in this country could ever really have a civil war? "Say, pardon me...*machinegun sounds*...I'm awfully sorry! Awfully sorry."”George Carlin


  1. James Fearon, "Iraq's Civil War" in Foreign Affairs, March/April 2007. For further discussion on civil war classification, see the section "Formal classification".
  2. Nations, Markets, and War: Modern History and the American Civil War | Book Reviews, "Two nations [within the U.S.] developed because of slavery." October 2006. Retrieved July 2009.

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