Today, we’re talking about something a little different. Something that’ll make even the most brutal criminals look like kids playing in a sandbox. We’re talking about civil wars. It isn’t pretty, folks, but it’s as much a part of our history as apple pie and baseball. 

Sometimes, it’s a country tearing itself apart from the inside. Other times, it’s the birth pang of a new nation. 

Conflict is not always about the good guys and the bad guys. Sometimes it’s just about guys, regular guys, on both sides, caught up in something bigger than themselves.

We’re about to get into the bloody, messy history of civil wars – how they start, why they persist, and the scars they leave behind.

The Start of Civil Wars: A Powder Keg Waiting to Explode

Picture this: A country’s unemployment on the rise. Factories are closing down. The rich are getting more prosperous, and the poor are getting poorer. The government’s got a tight grip on power, silencing any talk of dissent.

Original art by SOFREP.

Then, let’s say a high-profile journalist, one of the brave ones, speaks out and ends up dead. The powers-that-be call it an accident. The people, they know better. That’s the spark I was talking about. That one event can ignite the fuse. 

And just like that, you’ve got yourself a civil war. All it takes is one injustice, one event that shakes people awake. They start rallying, protesting, and shouting slogans. The government, feeling threatened, cracks down. 

Before you know it, the military’s out on the streets, there’s tear gas in the air, and what was once a peaceful march is now a full-blown riot. Think of it like a family dinner where everyone knows it might be the last time they see each other as brothers, not as enemies.