Origin of civil war
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His invocation of a civil war and the American Civil War was provocative.In America’s ‘Uncivil War,’ Republicans Are The Aggressors|Perry Bacon Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org)|February 8, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
It is kind of exciting to see the Republican Party disintegrate into a civil war and try to figure out which side will win.
The aim was to dry up funding for violent groups and force an end to civil wars.Beyond GameStop: Are You Ready for an Economic Moonshot?|Charu Kasturi|January 31, 2021|Ozy
He said militants cling to a fantasy that if a civil war were to break out, what some extremists call a boogaloo, police and the military would join their side.
We should be conscious, too, that America has shown resilience in the past when dealing with sharp divisions, up to and including a civil war.Madeleine Albright: 'Us vs. Them' Thinking Is Tearing America Apart. But Here's Why I'm Still Hopeful About the Future|Madeleine Albright|January 15, 2021|Time
They are, to say the least, preparing for civil war (the polling stations are stormed by armed gangs).
But what is there more irresponsible than playing with the fire of an imagined civil war in the France of today?
Compared with neighbors Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos, Cambodia appears to have a blossoming civil society.
Strangio is at his best when exposing what appears to be a flourishing civil society in Cambodia.
Rashad was there to celebrate the release of the Civil Rights drama Selma.
He distinguished himself in several campaigns, especially in the Peninsular war, and was raised to the rank of field marshal.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
His 6,000 native auxiliaries (as it proved later on) could not be relied upon in a civil war.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
"There is no more war," Brion translated for Ulv, realizing that the Disan had understood nothing of the explanation.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
I cannot reconcile the idea of a tender Heavenly Father with the known horrors of war, slavery, pestilence, and insanity.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
We were now masters of the whole country, and the war was apparently at an end.
British Dictionary definitions for civil war (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for civil war (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for civil war
The war fought in the United States between northern (Union) and southern (Confederate) states from 1861 to 1865, in which the Confederacy sought to establish itself as a separate nation. The Civil War is also known as the War for Southern Independence and as the War between the States. The war grew out of deep-seated differences between the social structure and economy of North and South, most notably over slavery; generations of political maneuvers had been unable to overcome these differences (see Missouri Compromise and Compromise of 1850). The secession of the southern states began in late 1860, after Abraham Lincoln was elected president. The Confederacy was formed in early 1861. The fighting began with the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter. Most of the battles took place in the South, but one extremely crucial episode, the Battle of Gettysburg, was fought in the North. The war ended with the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. (See Battle of Bull Run, Battle of Chancellorsville, Emancipation Proclamation, and Sherman's march to the sea.)