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What is the difference between a war and a battle?

Asked by A. Daniels, Last updated: Jan 02, 2020

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K. Galatia

K. Galatia

Answered Jan 02, 2020

Some people may assume that war and battles are the same. They do have some differences that you should know. When you say “battle,” this means that you would be in combat with other armed forces. When you say “war,” this signifies the length of time that the battle is taking place.

This means that the time when the battle ends and there is already a winner, the period of war has already ended. The battles may also happen between soldiers who would like to win, but the war may happen because of nations that are not at peace with each other. People can win or lose at battles, but wars will not declare winners or losers.

 

L. Agate

L. Agate

Answered Dec 20, 2019

A battle is a general action, fight or encounter between two or more armed forces. It is often a physical altercation between two or more armed forces. Battles are short and more common than wars. War, on the other hand, is more of a strategic altercation between two or more entities.

It is an organized, large scale armed conflict between countries, ethnic or other sizeable groups. It often involves the engagement of military forces. Unlike battles, wars are often longer and less common than battles. Wars are determined and many up by battles. A battle is often a small part of a war. Battles can be won or lost but this does not determine the end of a war.

 

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