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Has anyone ever named a war after their own country or faction?

An interesting conversation has come up on the Science Fiction and Fantasy SE site. I will try to summarize it as briefly as possible. Someone asked a question about the second Star Wars prequel. ...
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Where is the bloodiest square mile on Earth?

In terms of repeated wars and other violent encounters, where have the most people died throughout history (cumulatively over time) within one square mile? This will include deaths at the hands of ...
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Was the UN critically involved in defusing the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Is there any evidence to show that the Cuban Missile Crisis was scaled back because of the actions of UN personnel acting in their UN role? The topic came up recently about precedent for UN having ...