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13th Oct '17 3:53:51 PM VicGeorge2011
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** Another civil war erupted in "Smurf Vs. Smurf" where the North Smurfs and the South Smurfs fought over the correct use of the word "smurf" in compounded words and phrases (or however the language division was portrayed in non-English versions), which led to Papa Smurf seeking the reluctant help of Gargamel to straighten the whole mess out.
13th Oct '17 3:48:11 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book version of "King Smurf", the title character fosters rebellion among the Smurfs with his authoritarian rule as the village's monarch, leading to more and more Smurfs choosing to side with the rebels instead of with King Smurf, even during the FinalBattle when the village was breached by the rebels. By the time the dust settled, King Smurf only had about a dozen Smurfs still loyal to him surrounding him in a circle and would have been consumed by the rebels had not Papa Smurf showed up to shout "STOP!" and bring all the Smurfs back to their senses.
3rd Oct '17 11:42:41 AM BeerBaron
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*** Hammerfell, home of the [[ProudWarriorRace Redguards]], saw a civil war erupt in the late 2nd Era between the Crowns, descended from [[{{Precursors}} Yokudan]] nobility, and the Forebears, descended from the "Warrior Wave" of Ra'Gada (including the [[TheOrder Ansei]]) who secured Hammerfell for the migrating Yokudan people. The civil war left both sides weak and allowed Tiber Septim to easily capture Hammerfell for his new Empire.

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*** The continent of Yokuda, to the west of Tamriel, saw a bloody civil war waged between the [[TheOrder Ansei]], or "[[MasterSwordsman Sword Saints]]", and the forces of the Yokudan Emperor, Hira, who was attempting to consolidate power by eliminating the Ansei. After urging from his son and fellow Ansei, the legendary Frandar Hunding (by this point a BadassGrandpa) reluctantly led the "greatly outnumbered" forces of the Ansei against the corrupt Yokudan Emperor Hira. Frandar and the Ansei were victorious, but were considered "red with blood" by the citizens and chose to self-exile to Tamriel following the conflict. (Yokuda itself would be "sunk beneath the sea" not long after.)
*** Hammerfell, home of the [[ProudWarriorRace Redguards]], saw a civil war erupt in the late 2nd Era between the Crowns, descended from [[{{Precursors}} Yokudan]] nobility, and the Forebears, descended from the "Warrior Wave" of Ra'Gada (including the [[TheOrder Ansei]]) Ansei) who secured Hammerfell for the migrating Yokudan people. The civil war left both sides weak and allowed Tiber Septim to easily capture Hammerfell for his new Empire.
17th Sep '17 3:34:03 PM Rhodes7
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* Creator/IraTabankin is very fond of this plot as applied to the USA.
** ''Literature/TheShelter'' has a New Confederacy form after a breakdown in the social order from American debt and a disastrous war with China.
** ''America's Second Civil War'' features Barack Obama suspending elections and dissolving Congress, and the resulting insurgency against him.
** ''Literature/InTheYear2050AmericasReligiousCivilWar'' has a Muslim majority impose Sharia law on the US, and the previous president leading a nationwide resistance movement.
** ''Literature/{{CALEXIT}}'' has California secede from the Union following Donald Trump's election, and the subsequent civil war.
13th Aug '17 3:00:49 PM Zaptech
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*** Serana lampshades the whole thing in the ''Dawnguard'' DLC.
-->'''Serana''': Oh, great a war of succession. [[DeadpanSnarker Nice to see things didn't get boring while I was sleeping.]]
7th Aug '17 11:13:42 AM ZimFan89
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** After [[spoiler: Gandhi's assassination]], tensions in India boil over, leading to open conflict between the British and their loyalists, Hindu and Muslim nationalists, and Communist revolutionaries.
21st Jun '17 8:41:54 AM BeerBaron
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*** Hammerfell, home of the [[ProudWarriorRace Redguards]], saw a civil war erupt in the late 2nd Era between the Crowns, descended from [[{{Precursors}} Yokudan]] nobility, and the Forebears, descended from the "Warrior Wave" of Ra'Gada (including the [[TheOrder Ansei]]) who secured Hammerfell for the migrating Yokudan people. The civil war left both sides weak and allowed Tiber Septim to easily capture Hammerfell for his new Empire.
7th Jun '17 7:40:06 AM BeerBaron
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*** The First Cyrodiilic Empire came to an end after centuries of civil conflict. Most prominent was the conflict between the two sub-groups who make up the Imperial race - the Colovians (hardy highlanders who have more in common with the [[HornyVikings Nords]]) and the Nibenese (cosmopolitan heartlanders famed for their "[[ProudMerchantRace merchant nobility]]"). The Colovians split with the declining empire, leading to dozens of squabbling petty kingdoms vying for control. It would be centuries until Reman Cyrodiil came along to reunite the people of Cyrodiil and found the Second Empire.
5th Jun '17 8:40:13 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', there's a civil war raging between the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Imperial]] [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Legion]] and the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Stormcloak]] [[HornyVikings rebellion]]. [[PlayerCharacter You]] can negotiate peace between the two sides (on account of the pressing threat of the entire world getting eaten by dragons), or join up with one. (Or negotiate peace, then join up with one side and end the war anyway.) The civil war itself is a sterling example of GreyAndGrayMorality and BothSidesHaveAPoint in action, neither side is "right" and both sides have negative elements:
*** The Empire is trying to hold onto Skyrim because it needs both the resources and the manpower, especially since they expect a full-scale war with the Aldmeri Dominion in the future. Skyrim also acts as a vital transportation hub, connecting the heart of the Empire to all of its other territories. While the Empire is criticised for not understanding the people of Skyrim or their cultures, they are generally considered fair and just rulers by the common citizens. However, the Empire's vast bureaucracy and weak leadership clog their government with inefficiency.
*** The Stormcloaks view the Empire as an oppressive foreign power that is weak and unfit to rule Skyrim, and are violently opposed to the Empire's ban on the worship of the human god Talos (a clause that was reluctantly added to the peace treaty the Empire signed with the Thalmor). However, the Stormcloaks carry a noticeable degree of FantasticRacism against non-Nord races, and their rebellion is perceived by many as ill-timed and short-sighted, especially in the face of the true threat of the Thalmor.
*** The entire war was instigated by [[spoiler:the Aldmeri Dominion. The Thalmor's intent was to soften up the Empire for another invasion attempt, though they realize they may have underestimated Ulfric. The Dragonborn getting involved and quickly ending the war in favor of either side will completely derail this plan since it means the Thalmor will either have to face a united Empire or a two front conflict against the Empire ''and'' Skyrim. The only truly "wrong" choice for the Dragonborn is to do nothing.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', there's ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', a civil war major side-arc to the story (which is almost as expansive as the main quest itself) revolves around the Civil War raging in Skyrim between the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Imperial]] [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Legion]] Imperial forces and the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Stormcloak]] [[HornyVikings rebellion]]. Stormcloak rebels (with the Aldmeri Dominion looming in the background). [[PlayerCharacter You]] The Dragonborn]] can join either side and lead it to victory, or negotiate a temporary peace between (to focus on the two sides (on account of the pressing threat of the entire world whole "world getting eaten by dragons), or join up with one. (Or negotiate peace, then join up with one side and end the war anyway.) ''dragons''" issue). The civil war itself is a sterling example of GreyAndGrayMorality and BothSidesHaveAPoint in action, neither side is "right" and both sides have negative elements:
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*** [[AncientRome The Empire Empire]] is trying to hold onto Skyrim because it needs both the resources and the manpower, especially since they expect a full-scale war second "Great War" with the Aldmeri Dominion (see below) in the near future. Skyrim also acts as a vital transportation hub, connecting the heart of the Empire (Cyrodiil) to all of its other territories. While remaining provinces. The Stormcloaks (rightfully) criticize the Empire is criticised for not understanding the [[ProudWarriorRace people of Skyrim Skyrim]] or their cultures, they are generally considered fair and just rulers by culture (agreeing to the common citizens. However, ban on [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos]] worship in the White-Gold Concordant with the Dominion to end the first Great War was [[RealMenLoveJesus the final straw for many Nords]]). Many (even beyond the Stormcloaks) also believe that the Empire's [[ObstructiveBureaucrat vast bureaucracy bureaucracy]] and [[InadequateInheritor weak leadership leadership]] clog their government with inefficiency.
inefficiency. However, the Empire is generally considered [[TheFederation fair and just rulers]] by the common citizens, and even many Nords realize that Skyrim has a ''worse'' against the Dominion in a war on their own, so they've backed the Empire. Skyrim also has a long history as one of the Empire's greatest supporters, and the 3rd Empire (of which the current Empire is a [[VestigialEmpire remnant of]]) was [[FounderOfTheKingdom founded by a Nord (Talos Stormcrown, aka Tiber Septim]]). Many Empire-supporting Nords believe that [[NoTrueScotsman no "true" Nord]] would abandon such a long-time ally. The Empire only agreed to the White-Gold Concordant in the first place because, while they did successfully recapture the Imperial City from the Dominion, they were took weakened (even with Skyrim's backing) to continue the war. They also don't bother to really enforce most of the Concordant's provisions, including the provision banning Talos worship.
*** The Stormcloaks view are the [[HornyVikings Nords]] who've chosen to secede from the Empire, believing that Skyrim stands a better chance without the Empire as an oppressive foreign power that is weak bogging them down and unfit to rule Skyrim, and are violently opposed to behind a strong leader ([[RebelLeader Ulfric Stormcloak]]). They find the Empire's ban on the worship of the human god Talos (a clause that was reluctantly added decision to the agree to lop-sided peace treaty the Empire signed terms with the Thalmor). Dominion to be disgraceful and even offensive, to both the [[ProudWarriorRace warrior sensibilities]] of the Nords and to their [[RealMenLoveJesus religious beliefs]]. However, the Stormcloaks carry also display a noticeable degree of FantasticRacism against non-Nord races, races (with plenty of "Skyrim is for the Nords" rhetoric), and their rebellion is perceived by many Empire-supporters as [[HonorBeforeReason ill-timed and short-sighted, short-sighted]], especially in the face of the [[BiggerBad true threat of the Thalmor.
Dominion]].
*** The entire war was Behind it all lies the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]], under the leadership of the Altmeri religious extremist [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]]. Following the Great War, [[LetsYouAndHimFight they instigated by [[spoiler:the Aldmeri Dominion. The Thalmor's intent was the Civil War]] hoping to soften up weaken the Empire by depriving it of its strongest remaining province while bleeding both sides dry for another invasion attempt, though they realize an eventual Dominion takeover. There is even evidence that [[spoiler:they tortured and brainwashed Ulfric Stormcloak as a prisoner in the waning days of the Great War and then unleashed him to accomplish exactly this task. (However, they may have underestimated Ulfric. Ulfric's leadership and inspirational abilities, as he quickly proved to be more effective than intended...)]]. [[PlayerCharacter The Dragonborn Dragonborn]] getting involved and quickly ending the war in favor of either early for ''either'' side will [[SpannerInTheWorks completely derail derails the Dominion's plans]] in this plan since it means the Thalmor regard. Whoever wins in this case will either be a much more powerful foe as a result of the decisive (early) victory, and will have to face a united Empire or a two front conflict against the Empire ''and'' Skyrim. [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]] [[RealityWarper using]], [[spoiler: dragon-commanding]] damn-near PhysicalGod as their champion. The only truly "wrong" choice for the Dragonborn is to do nothing.]]nothing in regards to the Civil War.
5th Jun '17 7:50:29 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', there's a civil war raging between the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Imperial]] [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Legion]] and the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Stormcloak]] [[HornyVikings rebellion]]. [[PlayerCharacter You]] can negotiate peace between the two sides (on account of the pressing threat of the entire world getting eaten by dragons), or join up with one. (Or negotiate peace, then join up with one side and end the war anyway.) The civil war itself is a sterling example of GreyAndGrayMorality and BothSidesHaveAPoint in action, neither side is "right" and both sides have negative elements:
** The Empire is trying to hold onto Skyrim because it needs both the resources and the manpower, especially since they expect a full-scale war with the Aldmeri Dominion in the future. Skyrim also acts as a vital transportation hub, connecting the heart of the Empire to all of its other territories. While the Empire is criticised for not understanding the people of Skyrim or their cultures, they are generally considered fair and just rulers by the common citizens. However, the Empire's vast bureaucracy and weak leadership clog their government with inefficiency.
** The Stormcloaks view the Empire as an oppressive foreign power that is weak and unfit to rule Skyrim, and are violently opposed to the Empire's ban on the worship of the human god Talos (a clause that was reluctantly added to the peace treaty the Empire signed with the Thalmor). However, the Stormcloaks carry a noticeable degree of FantasticRacism against non-Nord races, and their rebellion is perceived by many as ill-timed and short-sighted, especially in the face of the true threat of the Thalmor.
** The entire war was instigated by [[spoiler:the Aldmeri Dominion. The Thalmor's intent was to soften up the Empire for another invasion attempt, though they realize they may have underestimated Ulfric. The Dragonborn getting involved and quickly ending the war in favor of either side will completely derail this plan since it means the Thalmor will either have to face a united Empire or a two front conflict against the Empire ''and'' Skyrim. The only truly "wrong" choice for the Dragonborn is to do nothing.]]

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** There have been numerous throughout the series' backstory. To note:
*** While each [[OurElvesAreBetter race of Mer (Elves)]] split off from the [[{{Precursors}} ancient Aldmer]] under typically unfriendly circumstances, most of the groups left under peaceful [[TheExile self-exile]]. However, the very first race of Mer to split off, the Maormer (Sea Elves) of Pyandonea, were banished after starting a Civil War in the ancient Mer homeland of Aldmeris. They were forbidden to ever return to their homeland.
*** The very first Atmoran migrants to Tamriel ([[{{Precursors}} ancestors to the modern Nords]]) were said to have crossed the northern seas to escape the constant Civil Wars plaguing their homeland.
*** The War of the Red Diamond in the 3rd Era is one of the most famous of modern times. After the death of Emperor Antiochus Septim, his [[AChildShallLeadThem 15 year old daughter Kintrya II]] took over as Empress. However, her aunt, the [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen infamous "Wolf Queen" Potema]], accused Kintrya of being a bastard and therefore illegitimate. Potema declared her son (nephew to Antiochus), Uriel III, as the rightful heir. Potema and Uriel were joined by the disgruntled leaders of several of the Empire's provinces in starting the war, as well as an alliance with the aforementioned Maormer, who invaded southern Tamriel, creating a two-front war for the strained Empire. Kintrya would be captured by Potema's forces and would die in captivity. However, her supporters, now led by her uncle Cephorus, would strike back and kill Uriel III, ending his claim to the throne. Cephorus would take over as Emperor, defeat most of Potema's forces, and then kill Potema herself after a protracted 10 year insurgency. It was the largest conflict the 3rd Empire of Tamriel had faced since it was founded. (And would remain as such until the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]].)
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', there's a civil war raging between the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Imperial]] [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Legion]] and the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Stormcloak]] [[HornyVikings rebellion]]. [[PlayerCharacter You]] can negotiate peace between the two sides (on account of the pressing threat of the entire world getting eaten by dragons), or join up with one. (Or negotiate peace, then join up with one side and end the war anyway.) The civil war itself is a sterling example of GreyAndGrayMorality and BothSidesHaveAPoint in action, neither side is "right" and both sides have negative elements:
** *** The Empire is trying to hold onto Skyrim because it needs both the resources and the manpower, especially since they expect a full-scale war with the Aldmeri Dominion in the future. Skyrim also acts as a vital transportation hub, connecting the heart of the Empire to all of its other territories. While the Empire is criticised for not understanding the people of Skyrim or their cultures, they are generally considered fair and just rulers by the common citizens. However, the Empire's vast bureaucracy and weak leadership clog their government with inefficiency.
** *** The Stormcloaks view the Empire as an oppressive foreign power that is weak and unfit to rule Skyrim, and are violently opposed to the Empire's ban on the worship of the human god Talos (a clause that was reluctantly added to the peace treaty the Empire signed with the Thalmor). However, the Stormcloaks carry a noticeable degree of FantasticRacism against non-Nord races, and their rebellion is perceived by many as ill-timed and short-sighted, especially in the face of the true threat of the Thalmor.
** *** The entire war was instigated by [[spoiler:the Aldmeri Dominion. The Thalmor's intent was to soften up the Empire for another invasion attempt, though they realize they may have underestimated Ulfric. The Dragonborn getting involved and quickly ending the war in favor of either side will completely derail this plan since it means the Thalmor will either have to face a united Empire or a two front conflict against the Empire ''and'' Skyrim. The only truly "wrong" choice for the Dragonborn is to do nothing.]]
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