War is an organized, armed, and, often, a prolonged conflict that is carried on between states, nations, or other parties typified by extreme aggression, social disruption, and usually high mortality. War should be understood as an actual, intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities, and therefore is defined as a form of political violence. The set of techniques used by a group to carry out war is known as warfare. An absence of war (and other violence) is usually called peace.
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... territory related to the relationship with the outside world in the post-Second World War were The Korean War The Vietnam War The Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation The ...
1777 – American Revolutionary War New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declares its independence. 1815 – War of 1812 American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, is captured by a squadron of four British frigates. 1822 – Greek War of Independence Demetrios Ypsilantis is elected president of the legislative assembly ...
1846 – After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unify as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1865 – American Civil War The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, abolishing slavery, submitting it to the states for. 1865 – American Civil War Confederate General Robert E ...
... The continent became a battlefield of the Cold War in the late 20th century ... Cold War doctrine of "National Security" against internal subversion ... Argentina and Britain fought the Falklands War in 1982 ...
... 1513 – Italian Wars Battle of Novara. 1813 – War of 1812 Battle of Stoney Creek – A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force two times its size under William Winder and John Chandler. 1862 – American Civil War Battle of Memphis – Union forces capture Memphis, Tennessee, from the Confederates ...
More definitions of "war":
- (verb): Make or wage war.
- (noun): A concerted campaign to end something that is injurious.
Example: "The war on poverty"; "the war against crime"
- (noun): An active struggle between competing entities.
Example: "A price war"; "a war of wits"
- (noun): The waging of armed conflict against an enemy.
Example: "Thousands of people were killed in the war"
Famous quotes containing the word war:
“There are two things which will always be very difficult for a democratic nation: to start a war and to end it.”
—Alexis de Tocqueville (18051859)
“In time of war you know much more what children feel than in time of peace, not that children feel more but you have to know more about what they feel. In time of peace what children feel concerns the lives of children as children but in time of war there is a mingling there is not childrens lives and grown up lives there is just lives and so quite naturally you have to know what children feel.”
—Gertrude Stein (18741946)
“We hoped for a happy termination of this terrible war long before this; but God knows best, and has ruled otherwise.”
—Abraham Lincoln (18091865)