Questions tagged [civil-war]

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Is revolution possible anymore? [closed]

When a government ceases to serve its citizens or becomes hostile to them, it is the right of the people to rise up and replace it. This has happened many times in history. But several lifestyle ...
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What are the primary source records which document the reasons for President Andrew Johnson's voiding of Sherman’s Special Field Order No. 15?

William T. Sherman's Special Field Order No. 15 Order by the Commander of the Military Division of the Mississippi IN THE FIELD, SAVANNAH, GA., January 16th, 1865. SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS, No. ...
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How can Telcos operate in a warzone? (e.g. Syria)

Not sure if this is the correct community for such a question, but I have been wondering for years how it is possible that e.g. people inside ISIS controlled territory continued to have internet ...
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What are the legal/political uses of the American Civil War as a precedent?

I was reading an article about attorney general Jeff Sessions addressing the state of California regarding the state's recent laws on immigration. In summary, these laws make it illegal for a private ...
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Syria: Why Is There A Civil War There? [closed]

Wikipedia characterizes the current war in Syria as a civil war: The Syrian Civil War (Arabic: الحرب الأهلية السورية‎, Al-ḥarb al-ʼahliyyah as-sūriyyah) is an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict ...
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What method can be used to estimate the likelihood of a civil war?

I've noticed increasing talk of civil war in the UK since the referendum: "Brexit tensions could lead to 'blood on the streets' as part of 'CIVIL WAR', warns peer" — https://www.express.co.uk/news/...
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What's the cause of Somalia's 30+ year civil war? [duplicate]

The country has been in a state of civil war since 1991 after the removal of the Siad Barre dictatorship regime. The country has since never truly had a stable government and it's current government ...
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Where have all the Confederate Statues come from?

Why are there so many Confederate Statues in the United States? The Confederate States LOST the Civil War so why are there so many statues to people who tried to break up the country and lost? I've ...
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Who initiated the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville?

Who initiated the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville? Any person or group of people who officially initiated the removal.
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Why don't Western powers support Bashar al-Assad since it now became clear most of the opposition is not in support of democratic government?

In the beginning of the Syrian Civil War the Western powers supported the Syrian opposition on principles of democracy and self-determination. However 6 years later it's now clear that most of the ...
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What is Putin's stance on United States invading Syria and overthrowing the Assad regime? [duplicate]

Rex Tillerson said that steps are underway to remove the Assad regime. The United States has also accused Assad of using chemical weapons, yet provided no clear evidence or documentations other than ...
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Is there a correlation between terrorism and invasion of the Middle East?

We have witnessed many terrorist organization. From Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Al-Shabaab and now Islamic State of Iraq and Syria which spawned from the war in Syria. They recently claimed for the recent ...
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What is the point of political repression from the government's point of view?

In Iraq Ba'athist repressed the rest of population like keeping important positions only available to Ba'ath party . They ended up with terrible civil war. In Syria repression is done by Alawites. And ...
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What's the United States plan for post-Assad Syria? [closed]

What strategic plan do US and NATO have IF Assad steps down? Are they trying to replace the Assad regime with a more 'pro' western regime? I'm hoping it doesn't turn into another Iraq/Afghanistan.
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Separatists against National Army -> Civil War?

As an European citizen, the Ukrain war happening now is worrying me. On side, the official Armed Forces of Ukraine and the separatists on the other side. Is this a civil war? This is a little ...
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Was there any war Russia has ignited that was NOT explained by its “support” of a newly-created “People's Republic”?

This excerpt of a Russian newspaper says: On December 4 {1939}, comrade Molotov has telegraphed to Avenol. In his answer, he stated that there are no reasons for raising "Finnish question", since ...
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Why are some groups saying that the US supports the Syrian Rebels?

As far as I know, the only support the US has sent to rebel groups is only non-military aid in the form of foodstuffs, GPS equipment, radios, etc. and training for personel of some rebel groups. But ...
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How can the two sides in syrian conflict be defined? [closed]

After somewhat of research, I have found that there are many sides of the syrian conflict.For example Attack on specific side of streets occupied by specific tribes by military shows a shia vs sunni ...
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Did the Civil War in the USA settle the matter on secession?

Did the Civil War in the USA settle the matter of secession once and for all?