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Civil War

A civil war is a prolonged armed conflict between groups that inhabit the same state. Typical civil wars are fought to replace a government or gain concessions from the government, or to break away and form a new state. In some cases, the government is not a party to the conflict.[1]

Partial List of Civil Wars


  • Malanczuk, Peter. Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law, 7th ed. New York: Routledge, 1997.


  1. Malanczuk, 318