(Latin: war; fight, fighting)
War too often takes many lives and is excessively destructive
Too many wars have been fought and too much blood has been shed and terrible wide-spread suffering has resulted; however; sometimes, it is the only means of stopping aggressive attacks by inhumane leaders!
Co-belligerence is a broader and less precise status of wartime partnership; such as, exists with a formal military alliance. Such an alliance may support each other materially, exchange intelligence, and have limited operational coordination.
The biggest farce of man's history has been the argument that wars are fought to save civilization.
2. A nation, or state, that carries on a war in connection with another nation.
3. A person, or country, that is an ally in a fight or war with someone else or another country.
Motto of Otto II (973-983), who was already crowned and anointed emperor in Rome in 967 during his father's reign. After having successfully repelled the attacking Danes and warding off an attempt by the West Franks to seize Lorraine, his campaign in Southern Italy for his wife's hereditary claims ended in defeat. After a splendid assembly at Verona, he suddenly died at the age of 28 and is buried in St. Peter's, in Rome.
This advice came from Horace in his Satires, used by modern advocates of a strong war machine as the best strategy for centuries and has yet to produce a lasting peace.
In a situation of civil unrest, civilians may be divided in belligerents (those actually fighting or intending to fight) and non-belligerents (bystanders).
A peace in which fighting continues but at a reduced rate; a half-hearted conflict.
2. Anyone who defiantly protests against authority: "The American policy in Viet Nam created many rebels on America's college campuses."
3. Someone who rejects the codes and conventions of society.
4. A soldier who belongs to a force seeking to overthrow a government or a ruling power.
5. Those who refuse allegiance to, who resist, or rise up in arms against the government or ruler of their country: "Military forces blocked an aid convoy from entering the former rebel zone (Baba Amr) in Homs, a large city in west-central Syria." "The Syrian army overwhelmed the main rebel stronghold in Homs after a brutal monthlong siege."
2. A refusal to accept some authority or code or convention.
3. An organized attempt to overthrow a government, or other authority, by the use of violence.
4. Opposition to, or defiance of an authority, accepted moral codes, or social conventions.