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15th Apr '18 5:35:16 PM nombretomado
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* Volume 3 of ''{{Hellsing}}'' has [[{{Ghostapo}} Millenium]] essentially declare war on Hellsing when they openly send one of their operatives, backed up by troops from the local law enforcement, to attack Alucard and Seras, live on national television no less. Just in case they didn't get the message, Volume 4 has them send a messanger to Hellsing headquarters with a live link to the Major, so that he can pretty much say "Let's fight!".

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* Volume 3 of ''{{Hellsing}}'' ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has [[{{Ghostapo}} Millenium]] essentially declare war on Hellsing when they openly send one of their operatives, backed up by troops from the local law enforcement, to attack Alucard and Seras, live on national television no less. Just in case they didn't get the message, Volume 4 has them send a messanger to Hellsing headquarters with a live link to the Major, so that he can pretty much say "Let's fight!".
3rd Mar '18 5:41:58 AM JackG
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* In the pilot of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', the Kazon-Ogla make clear that they are not happy with Capt. Janeway destroying the Caretaker's space station, which not only keeps ''Voyager'' in the Delta Quadrant for the time being, but also prevents the Kazon them from using its power to bully the Ocampa. This would result in the Kazon-Ogla and later Kazon-Nistrim being the primary {{Arc Villain}}s for the first two seasons.

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* In the pilot of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', the Kazon-Ogla make clear that they are not happy with Capt. Janeway destroying the Caretaker's space station, which not only keeps ''Voyager'' in the Delta Quadrant for the time being, but also prevents the Kazon them from using its power to bully the Ocampa. This would result in the Kazon-Ogla and later Kazon-Nistrim Kazon being the primary {{Arc Villain}}s for the first two seasons.


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* ''Series/{{Westworld}}''. William is reluctant to get involved with the war-mad general who leads the [[TheRemnant Confederados]]. The general then finds out that the bottles of nitro-glycerine William sold them has been swapped for tequila.
-->'''General:''' I thought you had no appetite for war, boy. This... [smashes bottle] is a declaration of war.
26th Feb '18 5:52:05 PM StarSword
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* In ''[[Literature/AngelInTheWhirlwind The Oncoming Storm]]'', the Theocracy opens its war with the Commonwealth with a series of bombings of civilian targets by sleeper agents on Tyre, to coincide with their invasion of outer Commonwealth systems. King Hadrian is elementally enraged, and only becomes more so when the Theocratic ambassador issues a surrender demand.
-->''"You are correct on one point. There will be no negotiation.\\
"You have mounted an unprovoked war against my people, commencing with a series of cowardly terrorist attacks that have left upwards of nine thousand ''civilians'' dead. Your... ''pathetic'' attempt to give us a declaration of war, too late for us to put our forces on alert, is only the icing on the cake. There will be no further negotiation--and no negotiated peace. The Commonwealth will fight until the Theocracy has been crushed, Ambassador, and it ''will'' be crushed.\\
"Your people want freedom. We will give it to them. Your conquests want independence. We will give it to them. Your sons want the right to learn more than how to recite your prayers by rote. We will give it to them. Your wives and daughters want the right to make their own choices. We will give it to them. And the entire galaxy wants to sleep peacefully, without fearing conquest by you. We will give it to them.\\
"I promise you nothing, but war to the knife. And the next time we meet, it will be when I take your surrender in the ruins of your homeworld."''
16th Jan '18 4:18:09 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', King Varian after the Wrathgate incident, and the subsequent Battle for the Undercity.

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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', King Varian after the Wrathgate incident, and the subsequent Battle for the Undercity.
6th Jan '18 10:58:36 AM nombretomado
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* While not a formal declaration of war, [[TheIrishQuestion when the government began executing the handful of captured rebel leaders of the Dublin Shoot-out/'Easter Rising']] on the grounds that they'd crossed a line by killing innocent people, well-known (Irish) 'Home Rule' supporter John Dillon rushed to London and warned Asquith (Prime Minister of the time) to halt the executions, saying: "You are washing our whole life work in a sea of blood." This was promptly ignored, and over time public opinion in the city and the rest of west-Britain came down on the side of the killers who ''hadn't'' been in uniform.

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* While not a formal declaration of war, [[TheIrishQuestion [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishQuestion when the government began executing the handful of captured rebel leaders of the Dublin Shoot-out/'Easter Rising']] on the grounds that they'd crossed a line by killing innocent people, well-known (Irish) 'Home Rule' supporter John Dillon rushed to London and warned Asquith (Prime Minister of the time) to halt the executions, saying: "You are washing our whole life work in a sea of blood." This was promptly ignored, and over time public opinion in the city and the rest of west-Britain came down on the side of the killers who ''hadn't'' been in uniform.
20th Dec '17 1:12:26 PM OlmoJV
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-->'''Dufayel''': ''Assez''! I will no longer be patient. ''C'est la guerre'' - It is war!

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-->'''Dufayel''': ''Assez''! I will no longer be patient. ''C'est la guerre'' - -- It is war!
20th Dec '17 1:10:03 PM OlmoJV
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** For most of the story, [[BigBad Dufayel]] tries to legally have the heroes leave their homes [[spoiler:above a gold deposit]], but when the deadline he fears for [[spoiler:(bankruptcy)]] finally comes, he casts aside all the hampers and orders his hirelings to drive the heroes away violently if need be.

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** For most of the story, [[BigBad Dufayel]] tries to legally have the heroes leave their homes [[spoiler:above a gold deposit]], but when the deadline he fears for [[spoiler:(bankruptcy)]] finally comes, [[VillainousBreakdown he casts aside all the hampers and orders his hirelings to drive the heroes away violently if need be.be]].
20th Dec '17 1:09:01 PM OlmoJV
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* ''Fanfic/OldWest'': After [[UnscrupulousHero Rattlesnake Jake]] is injured by some traitorous members of his [[ThievesGuild Gunslinger Court]], he's told that their head [[TheStarscream Irvin Worst]] is trying to steal his leadership position and [[ThoseWilyCoyotes Ramirez Arvenga]] is trying to gain membership once again now that Jake's out of the way. Incensed, Jake orders his loyalists to prepare themselves in a week as he waits for his recovery to have a bloody vengeance.
** For most of the story, [[BigBad Dufayel]] tries to legally have the heroes leave their homes [[spoiler:above a gold deposit]], but when the deadline he fears for [[spoiler:(bankruptcy)]] finally comes, he casts aside all the hampers and orders his hirelings to drive the heroes away violently if need be.
-->'''Dufayel''': ''Assez''! I will no longer be patient. ''C'est la guerre'' - It is war!
13th Dec '17 4:16:33 PM Jhonny
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* After the election of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, a bunch of states seceded from the Union before Lincoln could do or say a single thing (at the time inauguration was in March and it was seen as impolite to speak publicly as a candidate or during the transition) and while President UsefulNotes/JamesBuchannan did nothing, Lincoln had a situation that would either mean the dissolution of the Union or war on his hands. In his inauguration speech, Lincoln thus made a very clear threat to the South: You can still come back and we can still talk, but fire a shot and we ''will'' retaliate. After the South had already taken over a lot of federal property through treason (federal officers turning towards the South) subterfuge or threats, they had not yet used major violence to capture federal property in the South. But several forts, including Fort Sumter were still in Union hands. Lincoln tried to keep Fort Sumter supplied and the South finally fired on it to force the garrison to surrender. In that battle nobody died[[note]] Though in the aftermath the attempt to fire a salute killed a Union soldier[[/note]] but Lincoln could not take the flag being fired upon after his earlier words to the South and called for volunteers. That pushed some of the other slave-owning states over the edge and the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar began.

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* After the election of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, a bunch of states seceded from the Union before Lincoln could do or say a single thing (at the time inauguration was in March and it was seen as impolite to speak publicly as a candidate or during the transition) and while President UsefulNotes/JamesBuchannan UsefulNotes/JamesBuchanan did nothing, Lincoln had a situation that would either mean the dissolution of the Union or war on his hands. In his inauguration speech, Lincoln thus made a very clear threat to the South: You can still come back and we can still talk, but fire a shot and we ''will'' retaliate. After the South had already taken over a lot of federal property through treason (federal officers turning towards the South) subterfuge or threats, they had not yet used major violence to capture federal property in the South. But several forts, including Fort Sumter were still in Union hands. Lincoln tried to keep Fort Sumter supplied and the South finally fired on it to force the garrison to surrender. In that battle nobody died[[note]] Though in the aftermath the attempt to fire a salute killed a Union soldier[[/note]] but Lincoln could not take the flag being fired upon after his earlier words to the South and called for volunteers. That pushed some of the other slave-owning states over the edge and the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar began.
13th Dec '17 4:16:12 PM Jhonny
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* After the election of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, a bunch of states seceded from the Union before Lincoln could do or say a single thing (at the time inauguration was in March and it was seen as impolite to speak publicly as a candidate or during the transition) and while President UsefulNotes/JamesBuchannan did nothing, Lincoln had a situation that would either mean the dissolution of the Union or war on his hands. In his inauguration speech, Lincoln thus made a very clear threat to the South: You can still come back and we can still talk, but fire a shot and we ''will'' retaliate. After the South had already taken over a lot of federal property through treason (federal officers turning towards the South) subterfuge or threats, they had not yet used major violence to capture federal property in the South. But several forts, including Fort Sumter were still in Union hands. Lincoln tried to keep Fort Sumter supplied and the South finally fired on it to force the garrison to surrender. In that battle nobody died[[note]] Though in the aftermath the attempt to fire a salute killed a Union soldier[[/note]] but Lincoln could not take the flag being fired upon after his earlier words to the South and called for volunteers. That pushed some of the other slave-owning states over the edge and the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar began.
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