War

War is defined as a fierce armed conflict between nations, governments, society, or paramilitary groups such as mercenaries, insurgents, and militias. It is marked by excessive violence, aggressiveness, damage, and death, and it employs either regular or irregular armed troops. Warfare refers to the shared behaviors and features of many forms of conflict, as well as warfare in general. Total war is defined as conflict that is not limited to only legitimate military goals and can result in significant civilian and non-combatant suffering and casualties.