War is when two or more enemies–nations, countries or other large groups–engage in armed conflict, usually with weapons like guns or bombs. Civil war is when two groups within one country are at war.

During a war, both soldiers and civilians (people who are not in the military) are typically wounded or killed. Sometimes the term “war” is restricted to those conflicts where one or both parties have made a formal declaration of a state of war.

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