A ceevil war is a war atween organised groups within the same state or kintra,[1] or, less commonly, atween twa kintras creatit frae an umwhile unitit state.[2]


  1. James Fearon, "Iraq's Civil War" in Foreign Affairs, March/April 2007. For further discussion on civil war classification, see the section "Formal classification".
  2. Nations, Markets, and War: Modern History and the American Civil War | Book Reviews, EH.net. "Two nations [within the U.S.] developed because of slavery." October 2006. Retrieved July 2009.