Conflict is a state of opposition between two parties. In political terms, it refers to an ongoing state of hostility between two groups of people.

The Vietnam Conflict was in all aspects but semantics a war.

The Arab-Israeli conflict conflict is a historic and ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian interests. See also Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Catholic-Protestant conflict of Northern Ireland is another notable historic conflict. See Bloody Sunday (Northern Ireland 1972)

Many conflicts are racially or ethnically based. This would include such conflicts as the Bosnian-Croatian conflict See Kosovo and Metohia, or the conflict in Rwanda, or the conflict in Kazakhstan

Another type of conflict exists between governments and Guerrilla groups or groups engaged in Asymetric warfare.

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