History's Top 5 Most Influential Civil Wars

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In the wise words of Guns n’ Roses frontman Axl Rose: “Nothing lasts forever, even cold November rain.” Or rather, try this quote from Mr. Rose: “What’s so civil about war, anyway?” The answer is nothing, really, when the word is taken to mean “courteous.” However, in the context of a civil war, the word refers to a domestic military conflict, not to civility. But even domestic wars tend to affect other nations in myriad ways, spilling violence across borders and shifting the balance of power among countries, disrupting regional stability, interfering with trade and, sometimes, leaving a power vacuum into which others rush. These five civil wars were anything but civil, and their consequences reached far beyond national borders.
History's Top 5 Most Influential Civil Wars
Image Credit: 2.bp.blogspot.com
In the wise words of Guns n’ Roses frontman Axl Rose: “Nothing lasts forever, even cold November rain.” Or rather, try this quote from Mr. Rose: “What’s so civil about war, anyway?” The answer is nothing, really, when the word is taken to mean “courteous.” However, in the context of a civil war, the word refers to a domestic military conflict, not to civility. But even domestic wars tend to affect other nations in myriad ways, spilling violence across borders and shifting the balance of power among countries, disrupting regional stability, interfering with trade and, sometimes, leaving a power vacuum into which others rush. These five civil wars were anything but civil, and their consequences reached far beyond national borders.
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