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Civil wars may occur based on the popular support for a certain ideology. If the support for a certain ideology that is not currently ruling in a country grows too large, they will start demanding a change of government. If the player ignores the clamor for reform or actively refuses to allow reform the chance of a civil war breaking out will grow. It will then start with an event allowing the player to choose their side. It is also possible for the growing ideology to start a coup, which would allow for a peaceful transition.
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Once a civil war breaks out, the country breaks into two separate entities. How it divides varies for non-scripted civil wars; the amount of land given to a side depends on the popular support for the ideology leading it. For this reason, for effective coups, it is recommended that the "Stage a coup" action is coupled with the "Boost party popularity", as increasing the support for an ideology higher will also increase the size of the break-away state. The two sides, the loyalists and the rebels, immediately enter a state of war with each other, fighting to unite the country under their flag. Once started, a civil war will act as a normal war with victory points eventually leading to capitulation as they fall. The only difference being that there are no occupation laws for occupied territory owned by the other side.
When the civil war starts, the country is split in two, in proportion either according to a pre-scripted event, or to relative support of warring factions. For example, the pre-scripted French Civil War is an 80%/20% split and the pre-scripted Soviet Civil War can be a 82%/18% split, a 70%/30% split or a 50%/50% split depending on the circumstances.
Civil wars can be incorporated into military strategy if one so chooses. A nation can choose to start a civil war in a another nation to weaken them prior to invading them. An example could be Germany starting a civil war in the Soviet Union to weaken the country before invading it.
However, one should be mindful that if a break-away state is fighting a civil war and its opponents are taken out by a foreign power, the break-away state will retain control of its initial territory while the foreign powers will only be able to make demands on the nation they targeted, due to them being separate entities. This means you will not be able to make any demands on territory controlled by the rebels once the peace conference starts, meaning that starting a civil war to safeguard an invasion turns the conquest into a two-stage affair. Invading and defeating the target nation first, then invading and defeating the rebels after that.
Following the violent pro-Trump attack on the U.S. Capitol in 2021, an increasing number of political scientists, journalists, historians, intelligence officials, military leaders, former U.S. generals, investors, political leaders on both sides of the political divide began to raise growing concern that the United States might break into civil war. Evangelical and fundamentalist leaders, including Focus on the Family, have urged conservative Christians to prepare for civil war against the "radical left." The British progressive newspaper The Guardian suggested that America's "treasonous far-right factions" have already declared war. Some intelligence officials and journalists have asserted that the country is locked into a cold civil war between the political left and the political right that could start within the next five to ten years. Others state that the 2022 midterms or the 2024 presidential election could act as a potential fire-starter. And still others claim a second civil war may have already begun and a shooting war is inevitable. During the 2022 election cycle, several Republican candidates ran their platform on "civil war" rhetoric, with many candidates discussing violence against the left, while many Democrats warned of fascism if Republicans take control of the government.
In June 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade, effectively challenging the constitutionality of legal abortion access. Polling data consistently demonstrated that the ruling was deeply unpopular among most Americans. Some characterized it as the start of a "legal civil war" between states.
On the day the FBI search was revealed by Trump the term "#civilwar" started trending on Twitter. Terms such as "civil war" and "lock and load" also spiked online among far-right users on platforms such as Truth Social, Gab and Telegram, echoing similar online trends prior to the January 6 riots. Some pro-Trump online message boards specifically referenced the 1992 Ruby Ridge standoff and the 1995 Oklahoma City terrorist attack.
Other political and social commentators acknowledge that extreme partisan politics on Capitol Hill, accompanied by related commonplace verbal and occasional physical acts of aggression in the streets, plus an increased general hostility, are tearing apart the fabric of American society, but point to the fact that "culture wars cycles" are imminent to the process of replenishing American values, and the first such cycle started after George Washington's retirement, and that Americans have to find "America's middle again and return to civility."
Former federal prosecutor Barbara McQuade speculated that Trump's arrest could trigger a violent response from Trump supporters and could trigger a second civil war. Claire Finkelstein, a professor of law and philosophy and the founder of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, believes that we "may be on the brink of mass violence" which could be triggered by a Trump arrest, but she adds that prosecuting Trump is "the right thing to do" even if it starts a civil war.
During the second impeachment of Donald Trump, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Cali.) claimed Trump was "capable of starting a civil war." A year later, she echoed this view, stating that domestic terrorist organizations were being encouraged by Trump in the way "he speaks to them ... in the way he encourages them. And so, we're in for it ... These people have lost their minds. They are crazy. And people had better understand that democracy is being damaged and undermined. And I believe they would like to see a civil war in the country."
Chilean newspaper El Mercurio, published in January 2022 an opinion column by Heraldo Muñoz (former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile; former Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator, and Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Development Programme; and the former Chilean Ambassador to the United Nations, to Brazil, and to the Organization of American States), in which he discusses the possibility of a coup d'état in the next US presidential elections and says, "The specter of political violence is perceived to be rising." He mentions Trump's lies about the results of the 2020 elections, the support he has in the military and his following base, and the maneuvers of the Republican Party to decrease access to voting as elements that could lead to a generalized popular mistrust in future election's results. Muñoz says that situation is already considered as the start of a civil war by authors like Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt in their book How Democracies Die, Barton Gellman's The Atlantic's article Trump's Next Coup Has Already Begun, and the Zogby Analytics 2021 poll in which a 46% of voters believes a civil war is likely. In Muñoz's opinion, the subsequent "collapse of American democracy" would have "very negative consequences" for Chile and other countries. He reiterated those ideas in a follow-up column published in July 2022, after the first round of the January 6 hearings. On November 12, when 2022 midterm elections' results were still incomplete, Muñoz wrote: "American democracy is safe, for now; but the deep political and social divide in the US continues. The problem of an electoral tie in a polarized society is the possible recourse to violence instead of voting."
Ross Douthat, a Political analyst for The New York Times, recognized the fact that political polarization is increasing, but he blamed liberals for exaggerating the fear of a civil war, especially in the aftermath of the Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot. Conservative author Steven F. Hayward echoed this sentiment, stating that the Democratic Party is exaggerating the fear of a civil war as a political attack against conservatives, claiming: "If a new civil war does come, it will be on account of the intransigence of the same party that started the first one."
At the end of the chain, Luna's reform efforts will culminate in a speech in Manehatten. There, Nightmare Moon will attempt to seize control and start a civil war as the Lunar Empire. Luna may give in or resist. If the player has chosen only peaceful options in the events prompted during the path, then she will always succeed in resisting Nightmare Moon. Otherwise, the chance varies from low to almost-certain. If Luna gives in, Nightmare Moon overtakes her and the Lunar Empire forms. Then, the Equestrian Civil War will truly begin.
Because of starting economic laws and The Legion with a State National Spirit, Caesar's Legion only has access to 6 civilian factories at the beginning of the game. Along with a lack of civilian factories is an underdeveloped infrastructure system, with only Flagstaff, North and South Phoenix, and Red Sun City having any sort of built-up infrastructure, which results in Caesar's Legion needing to spend significant time to build up the economy to face the might of industrial powerhouses near him.
Start by building infrastructure in key states until you switch to Well Equipped Army and lower the A Legion With a State penalty. Following this, build civilian factories in high-infrastructure states. Typically you will not need to build an military factories to prepare for the Dam, and so can wait to start buildind military factories until some time after then. Infrastructure should be built in locations which provide needed resources, such as the Dam once you take control of it. Build coastal forts on the straits with the NCR if you are worried you'll be pushed.