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What's the difference between war and terrorism?

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  • Marvin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If the party fails in his mission, he is called a "terrorist". If he succeeds, he is called a war hero..

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    war in general both sides wear Uniforms

    terrorists dress like Muslim women to hide the Bombs and Machine guns

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  • 2 months ago

    war lasts longer while terrorism is one act

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    War is pretty self-explanatory as combat displacing the failure of diplomacy whereas terrorism describes efforts to terrorism and, thus, intimidate a targeted population.

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  • 2 months ago

    There are several different meanings.

    War is organized between sovern states and conducted by uniformed personel. Terrorism is done  by sub-state actors. And is closer to revolution. And treated as a crime.

    This can also mean levels of warfare. For example:

    Nuclear war

    Conventional war

    Guerrilla warfare

    Terrorist acts. 

    The final being the lowest level of warfare, when conducted as actions against a nation-state.

    But terrorism can be done by a  nation-state against a civilian population. The admitted terror bombing of North Vietnam. This was the stated words of General Curtis La May, during the US Vietnam war.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Terrorism is when you kill/maim innocent people - usually civilians - , state demands and threaten to kill/maim some more if your demands aren't met.

    War is when you try to kill soldiers who try to kill your soldiers.

    Note that the first use of "terreur" was a french government-policy, and that the implied demand of ISIS/Daesh is that western governments treat all muslims like crap.

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  • .
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Terrorism targets civilians more than war.  Of course, sometimes the difference is small.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    war is bigger, and terrorism is an individual act

    • robert2020
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      One mans terrorist is another mans freedomfighter.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    the side you're on

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