What's the main difference between a "war" and a "civil war?"
Answer from a Native speaker
A war is an armed conflict that takes place between opposing sides, usually two different countries. Contrastingly, a civil war is a type of war fought between the citizens of the same country. Usually, the parties at war are those holding drastically different political views. You can think of civil war as a type of war that is only fought between the citizens of the same country. Ex: The war in Ukraine has been going on for almost two months. Ex: The Greek Civil War was a civil war that took place from 1943 to 1949.