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To: Pining_4_TX

All the term “civil war” means is a war between citizens of the same country, as opposed to a foreign war which is between members of two or more countries. Now, you can take the South’s position that it ceased to be a part of the US once it said so, and therefore it was a foreign country. But by no means does the term imply the South was fighting for control of the US federal government. The American Revolutionary War, for instance, was a civil war in which the sides were fighting for the independence or dependence of the American colonies from the British empire.


83 posted on 11/13/2012 1:11:47 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane; justice14

Well, according to dictionary.com, I stand corrected!


145 posted on 11/13/2012 8:11:38 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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