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Definition/Scope: A political-military situation between peace and war, distinguished from peace by the introduction of organized political violence and from war by its reliance on political methods. It shares many of the goals and characteristics of war, including the destruction of governments and the control of territory.

Narrower Terms:

international disputes

Related Terms:

general war

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