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Is civil war illegal?

Re: Is civil war illegal?

Postby Hairyloon » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:20 pm

atticus wrote:Hairy and I read the OP's post differently. Perhaps the OP could be asked to clarify "Aside from the violence and destruction, what offence might be committed if a group of citizens declared a state of civil war?"

Certainly, except I don't understand where you are having difficulty.
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Re: Is civil war illegal?

Postby shootist » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:09 pm

I'm sure that it would depend on who wins.
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Re: Is civil war illegal?

Postby diy » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:21 pm

Indeed - its not illegal if you win.

Though given we now bow down to the EU, it probably still is illegal.
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Re: Is civil war illegal?

Postby atticus » Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:00 pm

What does civil war entail? Unless it is going to be a Citizen Smith type joke of a non-event, then action to further this is going to break some law or another. Are you going to refuse to pay tax? Print your own money? Drive on the right? Support Arsenal? Analyse the act of "civil war" and you will find the crime.
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Re: Is civil war illegal?

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:03 pm

I suggested on another thread that a war is like a duel, but between nations. On the same token, a civil war is like a dual between factions within a nation.
As the challenged party the Establishment would have choice of weapons...
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Re: Is civil war illegal?

Postby atticus » Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:06 pm

Can anyone really see the "Establishment" in that case saying anything other than "Civil War? Good one. Now piss off"?
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Re: Is civil war illegal?

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:17 pm

Why not run with it as a thought experiment. imagine the dissident forces are not insubstantial.
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Re: Is civil war illegal?

Postby 3.14 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:02 pm

Civil wars are not like a duel (a civilised fight between two opponents of similar skill and weapons, fought according to a set group of rules. They are perhaps the bloodiest of conflicts.
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Re: Is civil war illegal?

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:21 pm

3.14 wrote:Civil wars are not like a duel (a civilised fight between two opponents of similar skill and weapons, fought according to a set group of rules. They are perhaps the bloodiest of conflicts.

Is there a rule which says that must be so? Is that rule set in stone?
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Re: Is civil war illegal?

Postby 3.14 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:54 pm

Hairyloon wrote:
3.14 wrote:Civil wars are not like a duel (a civilised fight between two opponents of similar skill and weapons, fought according to a set group of rules. They are perhaps the bloodiest of conflicts.

Is there a rule which says that must be so? Is that rule set in stone?

No one said that it was.
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