Civil War (Upheaval pt 3 of 3)
Cain & Abel
1. The Violence of Civil War 2. England 3. Ireland 4. America 5. Russia 6. Europe 7. Africa 8. China 9. Democracy or Bread and Order
There is nothing more brutal than when a country goes to war with itself. The scale of horrors almost always descends from the battlefield to ragged lines of refugees, violent insurgency, mass starvation, and long term schismatic destruction. Towns are divided, the country sunders into ragged parts. Throw in a giant dollop of religion or ideology and very quickly the people will be consumed by all manner of violence.
In this episode we are going to look at some examples - there are no good wars (although there can be just wars) but civil war, brother against brother, is probably the worst.
so it goes,
Tom Assheton and James Jackson
Extracts from The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue by Frederick Forsyth
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