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A civil war is defined as war between organized groups within the same republic or state or between two countries that are formed from a formerly united state—though the latter are rare. Also referred to as internal conflicts, civil wars are the result of several issues. Of these, the main ones are for one side to gain control of the country through the formation of the governing body, to achieve independence for a region in the country, or to change policies of governance. Civil wars are normally bloody, cause damage of property and loss of lives. Even though they are political in nature, civil wars have great effects on the economic well-being of a society.

The term civil war comes from the Latin bellum civile,and it ...

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