Look up the definition of "civil war". The War between then Roses was a civil war. The war between the Red and White Russians was a civil war too. In both of these wars, two sides were warring to control the SAME land.
In the War Between the States, The Confederate States were flight for their independence from the union and we would not let them.
the same during our Revolutionary War which also was not a civil war but a war of independence and should have been called that.
Civil War: A civil war is a war between organized groups within the same nation state or republic.
Don't get it, do you? I will try an explain so pay attention, please. In a civil war, two groups of people are fighting over the same territory. During our War of Independence/Revolutionary War, two groups, the Patriots and the British WERE fighting over the same territory whereas, in our so call Civil War, we were not. The Confederates States of America wanted no part of the Northern States!!!<quoted text>
Er, it was a civil war. It's what the U.S.gov t called it. It's what Lincoln called it.
Who ever even hinted that the Revolutionary war or war of independence was a civil war?
Now, our Civil War of 1775-1783 we call it a War of Independence because that is what we wanted from Britain. And we also call it the Revolutionary War as we revolted. But in basic terms, it was a civil war as both sides were fighting over control of the same territory.