"The Cardassians might involve themselves in other people's civil wars. But we don't."

A civil war was a conflict internal to a culture, society, nation, or other political community.

The humanoid life forms of the planet Cheron destroyed their cities and killed each other off in a civil war and then made life uninhabitable to humanoid life forms, on that planet, some time prior to 2268. (TOS: "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield")

In 2358, a civil war broke out on Parada II that lasted for the next twelve years. (DS9: "Whispers")

The Mordanites of Mordan IV began a civil war that lasted forty years, due to Commander Mark Jameson supplying weapons to Karnas' rivals in 2319. (TNG: "Too Short a Season")

After the Cardassian withdrawal from Bajor in 2369, factions previously united in fighting the Cardassians resumed old conflicts. Kira Nerys believed this would lead to the fall of the Bajoran Provisional Government and a civil war, which could only be prevented by Kai Opaka. (DS9: "Emissary")

Later that year a dispute between two Bajoran factions, the Paqu and Navot, could have led to a civil war but was solved by mediator Benjamin Sisko. (DS9: "The Storyteller")

In 2370, the Cardassians, using the Kressari as cover, used the extremist group Alliance for Global Unity to try to foment a civil war on Bajor. It was Federation policy, under the Prime Directive, to not be involved in the civil war of a non-Federation culture. (DS9: "The Circle")

In 2371, a dispute over soil reclamators involving Shakaar Edon again threatened to escalate into a Bajoran civil war, though the crisis was ended by Shakaar becoming first minister. (DS9: "Shakaar")

Benjamin Sisko believed a civil war would erupt within Starfleet and the Federation if the USS Lakota destroyed the USS Defiant in 2372. (DS9: "Paradise Lost")

Notable civil wars

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