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11.
When A country is divided by issues and it causes conflict between two camps.

Such As the British civil war, Parliment Vs. Royalty.

Or the French Civil War, where they introduced the use of the gullitine.

America is not the only country to have had a CIVIL war.
"Im learning about the Civil War in History"

"Oh, Gee, i know all about that, are you confused about the Missouri Compromise, i sure know i was"

". . . Red Roses, White Roses, Oliver Cromwell?"

"Silly, there wasn't any roses in The Civil War"

". . ."
by idonthaveaname October 01, 2006
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1.
A war fought between two factions of the same country. Does not have to take place in America in the 1860's.
The British also fough a Civil War.
by eat_lightbulbs November 18, 2003
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2.
Best, shortest definitions possible:
1.) A war between two factions of the same country or nation-state.
2.) The greatest conflict in American history lasting from Spring of 1861 to Summer of 1865.
The Civil War is the defining epic in America's history.
by The Midwestrn Soldier November 30, 2004
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3.
A beer drinking game..
1.Ping Pong Table
2.8 People
3. 32 Dixie Cups
4. 4 Ping Pong Balls

Four people on each side of the Ping Pong Table..2 people start with a ball on each side. Everyone has 4 cups infront of them in a diamond shape..The Point is to knock people out on the other side. Its a constant rapid fire to knock out the other team. Once your four cups are gone your out of the game-Your shooting the balls in the cups like beer pong, a shot is one and a bounce is two. YOU MUST FINISH YOUR BEER BEFORE YOU SHOOT NEXT! .Suggestion-Help your team retrieve balls for your team if your out

Beer, Ping Pong Balls, Dixie Cups, Intense, Fun. CIVIL WAR is a ton of fun for friends and anyone can play, you just have to be ready to get drunk!
by BLAKE LEVY AND CHUCK ESGUERRA March 25, 2008
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4.
1) a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight against each other for the control of political power.

2) a song by guns n roses.

3) a slang term used to describe a food fight within one table at lunch or any other public place in which food is eaten.
EXAMPLES 3) Bill: Hey, don't be starting a civil war here!
Joe: We haven't had one in a long time.

1) Chris: Who won the Civil War?
John: I don't know, dude. Ask someone else.
by Stick E March 06, 2007
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5.
A seven part series of Marvel comics that pits superhero against superhero. The two factions are distinguished upon their support (or lack there of) of a bill that requires superheroes to register with the government and become employees of S.H.I.E.L.D
monthly from spring 2006-winter 2006
Thor at the end of Civil War #3!? Oh Snap!
by Bgilbert09 July 25, 2006
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6.
1. A war in the United States in where the Northern states fought against the Southern states. The bloodiest war in U.S. History.
2. A war in which America found out that it was so bad, that it had to kick its own ass.
3. A feud between family or family members.
3. He and his mom are going through civil war.
by Soup May 21, 2004
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7.
A conflict where members of the same nation or theoretical national entity kill each other in a large scale, organized matter, usually for reasons that will continue to be extremely important to both sides for reasons that make no freaking sense to any countrymen who's ancestors did not participate.

More often then not, both sides' descendants will take every chance possible to bring it up just to cause further bad feelings. The various factors that lead to such madness will usually be reduced to a one sentence statement by both sides' descendants.
Jim: The Civil War was about slavery. Tom: No, it was about the economic burned imposed upon the south. Isaac: Whatever. You easterners just killed a bunch of people then made up a reason later.

by Das Jedi January 20, 2008
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