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The continuum is burning. The Q are in the middle of a civil war. Star Trek: Voyager s3e11: The Q and the Grey, Q
How is it possible to have a civil war? George Carlin
We are in a civil war. Waged on one side nationalists, socialists, communists, neutralist forces, grouped in the national liberation front. And on the other side there are the military men, the politicians, the landowners, the racketeers and all the forces of property and privilege. Ralph Miliband
I can assure you that no kingdom has ever had as many civil wars as the kingdom of Christ. Montesquieu, The Persian Letters
The Dam was now a hostage in the vicious confrontations of the Cold War. A year before, the Congo had been torn apart by a brutal civil war. America and the Soviet Union backed opposite sides. The policy of the new Kennedy administration was to fight the spread of communism in Africa. In 1960 Brezhnev, the President of the Soviet Union, had visited Ghana. It frightened America’s leaders. They were determined that Nkrumah, despite his brand of African socialism, would be their man. Nkrumah though wanted to keep Ghana and Africa out of the Cold War. Adam Curtis, Pandora’s Box, BBC 1992
Civil war devastated the east until 1970, when Biafra – broken, battered and famished – surrendered. Misha Glenny, McMafia
As the first century passed its mid-point, civil war would be unleashed and despotism would once more stalk the capital city. Empires: The Roman Empire in the First Century IV: The Years of Eruption, PBS 2001
Vespanian’s forces won the day ... Vespasian, a rustic man of the camp, was now Emperor of Rome ... Pliny the Younger was a witness to his age. ibid.
The day that Octavian made his devastating final move on Mark Antony as the two of them struggled for mastery of a superpower: Octavian’s final victory would see him hailed as Augustus, the name by which he would rule Rome as her first emperor. Bettany Hughes, Eight Days that Made Rome IV: Rome’s First Emperor, History 2017
Rome was being dragged into a destructive civil war. ibid.
Octavian and Antony now had the cash to recruit a serious fighting force and wipe out the last of their enemies. ibid.
Octavian knew this was his chance to become sole ruler. He made sure that Antony was stripped of his political titles, and then pushed for all out war in Egypt and Queen Cleopatra. ibid.
There were so many millions of opinions that our country slid into the second civil war. Fahrenheit 451 2018 starring Michael B Jordan & Michael Shannon & Sofia Boutella & Khandi Singh & Martin Donovan & Andy McQueen & Dylan Taylor & Grace Lynn Kung & Keir Dullea et al, director Ramin Bahrani, Captain Beatty
3,000 years ago the world was being churned and pulled apart in the first great age of empire. This was a time of vicious civil wars. Andrew Marr’s History of the World II, BBC 2012
The Act of Union had given Catholics economic power but their political destiny remained in the hands of London. Fergal Keane, The Story of Ireland 5/5: Age of Nations, BBC 2011
Fears grew that Britain would introduce conscription in Ireland. ibid.
[Patrick] Pearse stepped outside and read from a proclamation signed by himself and the six other leaders: he declared an Irish republic. ibid.
Public anger deepened following mass arrests and the imposition of martial law. ibid.
The volunteers evolved into the Irish Republican Army. ibid.
Collins would find himself directing a guerrilla war. The IRA campaign which began in 1919 was met with fierce reprisals against civilians by security forces like the Black & Tans. ibid.
In October 1921 a Sinn Fein delegation led by Michael Collins arrived in London to discuss a political settlement. ibid.
The slide to civil war had begun. ibid.
Michael Collins was assassinated in County Cork. ibid.
In the Protestant-ruled six counties of Ulster electoral boundaries had been drawn to ensure majorities for unionists in most areas. ibid.
A place of discrimination and exclusion. ibid.
Physical and sexual abuse on a large scale was part of the secret history of the new state. ibid.
Ireland remained neutral ... Germans bailing out over the South were interned. ibid.
Television challenged the voice of both priest and politician. Women joined the workforce in growing numbers and challenged discriminatory laws. ibid.
Republican and loyalist paramilitaries, policemen and soldiers, fought over the old ground. ibid.
Bloody Sunday: January 30th 1972. ibid.
Hunger strikes begin in the Maze Prison October 27th 1980. ibid.
Inequality between rich and poor was still amongst the worst of western Europe. ibid.
The full scale of clerical child abuse was revealed. ibid.
In 2008 a financial catastrophe unleashed public anger. ibid.
IRA disarmament September 26th 2005. ibid.
The civil war in Angola was the longest running war I believe anywhere in the world in the twentieth century ... The war is over but the dying isn’t. Martin Bell
For a century and a half there had been an entrenched English colony in east and north Ireland, often safe only in castles ... A bitter civil war broke out between native Irish supporters of both sides. Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Nations, BBC 2000
After he [Gaddafi] was overthrown in a western-back revolution in 2011 civil war tore Libya apart. Ross Kemp: Libya’s Migrant Hell, 2017
Libya is a civil war. Professor Noam Chomsky, interview BBC March 2011
Rome’s glory shone for over a thousand years. But the empire wasn’t eternal. In the third century A.D. it was engulfed by civil war. Chaos and corruption undermined it from within, and from every direction its enemies amassed. Terrified Romans prophesied the Apocalypse. Rome: Power and Glory s1e6: The Fall, Discovery 2010
Tajikistan – Afghanistan’s mountainous northern neighbour – is the poorest and most lawless of the countries in central Asia. The economy is still reeling after a civil war in the 1990s killed up to 150,000 people. At least 80% of the population live in poverty. Simon Reeve: Holidays in the Danger Zone: Meet the Stans: Uzbekistan & Tajikistan, BBC 2003