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Civil war around the globe.

The frequency of civil war is increasing in the global system. Why? Evaluate

(From my reading I understand that civil war is a war between different regions within a country) I guess I need to know what are examples of cival wars in todays world and what is the cause of the increase in civil war.)

Your help is greatly appreciated, this will help me lots with upcoming test.

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You have asked for a description of the meaning of civil war as it relates to the question: 'the frequency of civil war is increasing in the global system. Why? Evaluate.'

As I am sure you already know, OTAs with Brainmass do not complete assignments or parts of assignments for students. Our job is to provide insight and direction to help you complete the assignment yourself and learn from the completion of that assignment.

This is certainly a global issue that can be described as current and you are on the right track with your interpretation that it involves a war between different regions within one country. If the war involves more than one country then the war is no longer civil, but a war of nations.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law defines civil war as a war that exists when two or more opposing parties within a country resort to arms to settle a conflict or when a substantial portion of the population takes up arms against the legitimate government of a country. Within international law distinctions are drawn between minor conflicts like ...

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This solution offers a description of the meaning of civil war as it relates to the question: 'the frequency of civil war is increasing in the global system. Why? Evaluate.'

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