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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... 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 ...
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 relationship with the outside world in the post-Second World War were The Korean War The Vietnam War The Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation The Iranian ...
... 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. 1862 – American Civil War Battle of Memphis – Union forces capture Memphis, Tennessee, from the Confederates ...
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 ...
More definitions of "war":
- (noun): A concerted campaign to end something that is injurious.
Example: "The war on poverty"; "the war against crime"
- (verb): Make or wage war.
- (noun): An active struggle between competing entities.
Example: "A price war"; "a war of wits"
- (noun): A legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply.
Example: "War was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring"
Synonyms: state of war
Famous quotes containing the word war:
“The idea that information can be stored in a changing world without an overwhelming depreciation of its value is false. It is scarcely less false than the more plausible claim that after a war we may take our existing weapons, fill their barrels with cylinder oil, and coat their outsides with sprayed rubber film, and let them statically await the next emergency.”
—Norbert Wiener (18941964)
“The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.”
—Thomas Jefferson (17431826)
“A sergeant of the lawe, war and wys,
That often hadde been at the Parvys,
Ther was also, ful riche of excellence.”
—Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?1400)