Civil Wars, Rebellions, Revolutions…What’s the Difference???

CIVIL WARS:

Civil Wars are wars between groups or regions within the same territory/state/country.

The conflict in Syria is a good example of a Civil War (image taken from activistpost.com)

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REBELLIONS

Rebellions are an uprising or organized resistance to a current government

The conflict in between the MILF and the government in Mindanao is a good example of a rebellion.

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REVOLUTIONS

Revolutions are an overthrow of the current government in favor of a new government. A change is necessary for a revolution to occur.

The EDSA People Power Revolution in the Philippines was a good example of this.

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