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An armed conflict between state actors, typically for a political or economic aim. Use this tag for specific wars.

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This seems to be most prevalent in civil wars of a country. The most recent example I can think of if the Angolan Civil War where the 3 main factions - UNITA, MPLA and FNLA fought eachother in equal … measure and supported by various great/superpowers around the world. Of course at the end it became a massive proxy war between South Africa and Cuba. In addition to Anixx's answer you should also be …
answered Feb 19 '14 by BobTheBuilder
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There were many reasons the English lost the 100 year's war, with Joan of Arc being one of them. The chief factor for their success upto the 1430's was Burgundy's involvement in the war. Burgundy at … that time was a massive duchy under the court in Dijon and tied down a significant portion of French troops. When Burgundy switched sides, the war went decisively against England's favour. A second …
answered Feb 19 '14 by BobTheBuilder