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  Civil war at AllExperts
A civil war is a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight for political power or control of an area.
Civil wars fought over religion have tended to occur in monotheistic societies than in polytheistic societies; this has been explained as being because the latter tend to be more "flexible" in terms of dogma, to allow for some latitude in belief.
One contributing factor is that civil wars often become proxy wars for outside powers that fund their partisans and thus encourage further violence.
en.allexperts.com /e/c/ci/civil_war.htm   (1555 words)

 Graduate fiction writing seminar, Brian Kiteley
list is a catalogue or roll consisting of a series of names, figures, or words.
This list immediately locates us in a culture hovering on the brink of dissolution, a society of radical scarcity, a world of human groups threatened by death, devastation, flood, and famine.
D.C., her great discovery was the power of a simple list of the 50,000 names of the soldiers who died in that war.
www.du.edu /~bkiteley/list.html   (1407 words)

 Civil War St. Louis
Baker's list of boat-burners with part of Frazor's confession Provost Marshal of Missouri, James H. Baker's list of known boat-burners with the confession of Frazor.
General Basil Duke believed the war was lost for the South in the spring of 1861 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Throughout the war, St. Louis was a hotspot for spies, conspiracies, and plots.
www.civilwarstlouis.com   (2379 words)

 Line-camping for "Star Wars": Super Fandom? Or Religious Devotion?
The boy says he is not into “Star Wars” as much as other kids he knows, but “I just want to be part of the hype.” As the boy lopes off Danny says he loves getting the opportunity to meet people and seeing everyone having fun.
Sure, hundreds of thousands of the "Star Wars" faithful have chugged along for years without a new movie to gawk at, but now this scattered community is enjoying a glorious moment of solidarity, coalescing on the Internet and preparing to burst forth as one from their far-flung basements and rec rooms.
Presenting a list of ‘shoulds’ and ‘should nots’ of media, especially a list that focuses on one’s favorite media product, such as the “Star Wars” phenomenon, may seem counter-intuitive to the pleasurable nature of the experience for these line-campers.
www.colorado.edu /Journalism/MEDIALYF/analysis/starwars.html   (6040 words)

 Guild Wars OGaming - Collectors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is just like the Internet Headset found here but with "Guild Wars" screen printed on the earphones instead of Logitech.
Guild Wars comes with a full color paperback manual that, oddly enough, dedicates only a third of it to helping you actually play the game.
The majority of it is beautifully presented background information--stories, character bios and history from this fictional world.
guildwars.ogaming.com /data/2626~Collectors.php   (1436 words)

 The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut - 1637 The Pequot War - Another View
The purpose of this paper is to examine the motivations behind the Pequot War; see how well the evidence matches up to the various theories of intent currently popular in the academic community; and suggest an alternative theory in which the English are not the protagonists, but pawns of intertribal warfare.
As early as 1856, historians began to argue a different theory of motivation that was not prepared to accept the Pequot War as a "just war" against an aggressive and dangerous tribe, and saw the English colonists as a group almost as savage in their actions as the Pequots against whom they fought.
The actions and statements of various English colonists after the Pequot War suggest remorse consistent with a belief that the matter had gone beyond a point where all, participants and spectators, could be completely comfortable with the results, in spite of an overwhelming victory.
www.colonialwarsct.org /1637_another_view.htm   (6244 words)

 Writing a Solo Adventure
It's a fictional adventure in which you, the reader, take the part of the hero.
The other one is a list of all the alphanumeric paragraph numbers in your final draft.
Now double-check to two number lists against each other, to make sure they both agree and no numbers have been used twice or left over.
www.sjgames.com /car-wars/adq/5/2/writing.html   (1726 words)

 Learn more about List of fictional robots in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Learn more about List of fictional robots in the online encyclopedia.
List of robots and androids in literature and film:
Notable as the first movie in which non-anthropomorphic robots were made mobile by manning them with amputees.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/li/list_of_fictional_robots.html   (879 words)

Alexander translates this: '...So it was that Offa [king of the continental Angles], brave with the spear, was spoken of abroad for his wars and his gifts; he governed with wisdom the land of his birth.
At the age of seven, in AD 502, he was brought to the court of Hrethel, his maternal grandfather (AD 445 - 503) who was then king of the Geatingas, a tribe who inhabited what is today southern Sweden (and whose eponymous founder, Geat, also appears in the early genealogies).
After an unpromising and feckless youth, during which years were fought the Geatish/Swedish wars, in particular the Battle of Ravenswood [Hrefnawudu] in the year AD 510, Beowulf undertook his celebrated journey to Denmark, to visit Hrothgar, King of the Danes.
www.mail-archive.com /ctrl@listserv.aol.com/msg32462.html   (3876 words)

 Building a "Droid" for the ISS
Inspired by science fiction classics, NASA scientists are building a talking, thinking and flying robot to help astronauts with their chores in space.
It may look like something out of science fiction, but this softball-sized robot helper could soon be aiding real-life astronauts with their daily tasks.
Like the fictional tricorder, the PSA will have sensors that can detect the pressure and temperature of the ambient air, as well as concentrations of gases such as CO For astronauts living in a sealed aluminum can in the vacuum of space, this kind of information can be a matter of life and death.
science.nasa.gov /headlines/y2001/ast23jul_1.htm?list153858   (1307 words)

 CVCO - Overbooked: World War Fiction
Among the dead is Olivia, the reclusive writer whose war poetry gave Ian Rutledge a handhold on sanity while he fought in the trenches in France.
PW Set in a remote beachfront cottage in the Hamptons one summer during World War II, this rich, romantic story follows the fortunes of the Langer family, whose eldest son is missing in action in the Pacific theater.
The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War and War and Rememberance by Herman Wouk
freenet.vcu.edu /education/literature/booklists/worldwars.html   (3807 words)

 Wax Banks: Star Wars Episode III script (SN, sort of).
The prequels tell the story of a massive galactic civil war; the original trilogy begins with 'It is a time of civil war' but that's essentially a misnomer - the Rebel Alliance amounts to a flyspeck in the face of the Empire.
One result of this prequel trilogy is that there's a weird retroactive narrowing of focus in the originals - after this galaxy-spanning conflict, the dust settles for a couple decades and the Empire goes on about its business of governing.
The cool part for me is: In a way not foregrounded by their initial presentation but heavily underscored by the prequels, the original Star Wars films were about a younger generation paying (in blood) for the myopia, greed, and corruption of its elders.
waxbanks.typepad.com /blog/2005/05/emstar_warsem_e.html   (1403 words)

 Star Wars Technology Frequently Asked Questions List Version 3.0
Responding to the claim that Star Wars blasters were lasers of the kind used on Earth today, I printed the lowdown on blasters from Cracken's Rebel Field Guide (the first bit of info in the FAQ proper).
My view on the rest of the Star Wars material is thus: Everything in the following list marked CANON is canon where it does not contradict the films, but the ones on the NON-CANON list are not to be considered unless brought back into the continuity at a later date.
"The pre-Clone Wars documents I've seen suggest three to five years would be a more appropriate period." "What would you say if I told you the clones who attacked us on the Katana were grown in less than a year?" "The full cycle was fifteen to twenty days." 17.
mama.indstate.edu /rpg/games/weg/starwars/web24.htm   (5957 words)

 Small Wars
Nonetheless, I remain a student of the art of war, and am working on a book about the 1st Marine Division going back into Operation Iraqi Freedom 2.
Because units like 1/7 have already served a tour in Iraq in a small wars environment, conducting a SASO mission, the small unit leaders have tremendous operational and tactical expertise.
In addition to this list, there are many timely articles, speeches, and new books which build on this core list of publications.
www.military.com /NewContent/0,13190,Wasito_042804,00.html   (1251 words)

 Starship Modeler - Star Wars Scale Listing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Each list entry includes the name of the kit (as marketed), the manufacturer, and the primary medium.
As long as new Star Wars kits are being made (and discontinued), this list is continually refined.
Star Wars names, characters, logos, all photos and images from the series and films, and all related indicia are are copyright and trademark LucasFilm.
www.starshipmodeler.com /starwars/swars_scales.cfm   (395 words)

The screaming of the tortured captives had subsided and the last of the combats between captives for the entertainment of the assembled tribal leaders had ended.
The chiefs could remain silent no more and they broke out with their war cries, brandishing their weapons and calling for the blood of their enemies.
I have been thinking a lot about the concept of small wars as a result of my wanting to start my campaign off with a territorial dispute in the island of Neutralia.
www.miniaturewars.com   (2883 words)

 Clone Wars
Clone Wars (Star Wars), a fictional war in the Star Wars universe, briefly mentioned in Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope and set between the events of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
Star Wars: Clone Wars, an animated television series, set between Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Genndy Tartakovsky.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a 2002 video game, set between Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, developed by Pandemic Studios and published on the PlayStation 2 and GameCube by LucasArts.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/Clone_Wars.php   (401 words)

 LINGUIST List 2.783: Klingon and other Frivolities
Most fictional languages founder on the linguistic ignorance of their designers, and wind up being transparent "codes" where made-up words are substituted for English ones.
A small group of writers, apparently realizing their limitations, simply "write in tongues" to produce utterances in their fictional languages, without any attempt to invent a real language.
I think this is what C. Cherryh does, but she is clever enough to salt her alien utterances with proper names, distorted as if by loan-phonology, and decorated with inflectional affixes.
linguistlist.org /issues/2/2-783.html   (1016 words)

 Amazon.com: The Wars: Books: Timothy Findley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Wars examines the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual wages of World War One (I think the plural in the title references the fact that there are so many other "little" wars simultaneously going on within the main character, within his family, within society, etc).
It is the war that tears apart their family, turns them into killers, forces them to commit acts of depravity.
"The Wars" is the only book in which the emotion and pure maddness that surely comes along with combat and war was completely and almost painfully accessible to me. It really is an essential read, especially for those of us who have not been personally touched by war.
www.amazon.com /Wars-Timothy-Findley/dp/0140241167   (1374 words)

 List of fictional radio stations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
List of deities (note: most deities are, or were at some time, not considered fictional)
Unlike fictional people, i.e., people from works of fiction, fictitious people are those somebody has claimed actually exist, for the purpose of e.g., a hoax, a fraud, or a pseudonym.
List of television shows set in Washington, D.C. See also: Lists of television shows by city setting; and List of movies for a list of movies set in specific locations.
www.libraryoflibrary.com /E_n_c_p_d_List_of_fictional_radio_stations.html   (2966 words)

 Tabula Rasa - The Vault Network
Tabula Rasa¬ô is a massively multiplayer online action game that takes you into the heat of battle at the frontlines of an epic war between a xenophobic alien race bent on galactic conquest and the coalition of rebel soldiers who’ve traveled across the galaxy to stop them.
It is up to each individual to use their stealth, ingenuity and skill to assist a ragtag coalition of rebels in their efforts to stop an enemy known for its intelligence and unyielding determination to enslave the Universe.
Go to the frontlines of a futuristic war in a massively multiplayer war game that combines the character growth of an RPG with the action of a shooter.
vault.ign.com /View.php?view=gamelist.Detail&id=81   (456 words)

 Star Wars Marketing Targets Young Children
And it marks the first time "Star Wars" characters have appeared outside the film environment, or its fictional equivalent, interacting with humans in commercials, the company said.
In a Cingular Wireless ad, Chewbacca the Wookiee is seen growling into a microphone in a recording studio, laying down ring tones for the company's cell phones, as Darth Vader and other characters impatiently wait their turns.
The "Star Wars" series coincided with a technological explosion in distribution channels, allowing Lucasfilm to dice and chop the brand and sell and re-sell it over and over.
www.commercialexploitation.com /news/articles/starwarsmarketing.htm   (966 words)

Lucas Arts has a lot of guts to release a video game that is filled with tons of spoilers and movie clips of one of the most highly anticipated films of all time.
The game has a impressive list of two player battle or co-op scenes, exclusive videos, and two different endings were cool but once you seen and played them all there is little reason to play them again.
Like any Star Wars game the experience is filled with the same amazing music and sound effects that made the movies so special.
members.tripod.com /ryangenno/sub_pages/StarWarsEpisodeIII.htm   (916 words)

 List of fictional United States Presidents at AllExperts
Since the office of President of the United States is somewhat hallowed, fiction writers often choose to 'invent' a president in their stories to prevent a real one from being possibly insulted, to avoid having their stories become 'dated' over time, for dramatic license, or to provide literary flexibility.
Adler was criticized as a war criminal for his handling of the war and was subsequently arrested by the president of Finland during Robert McCallister's administration and charged with war crimes.
In one episode, it is stated that "Only MacNeil was able to prevent World War III when the peace talks broke down in 1973, and again last year." In addition to being president, he was on a first name basis with Admiral Harriman Nelson Richard Basehart and the two of them regularly played poker.
en.allexperts.com /e/l/li/list_of_fictional_united_states_presidents.htm   (10317 words)

 Hacker Wars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
While the vandals who attacked AGIS probably think they have a good cause, they have been doing more damage than any hacker war in history, and harming a lot of innocent people and companies in the process.
According one source on the AGIS attacks, "The person who really did it 'owned' all of their machines, their routers, and everything else inbetween (sic)." So, although the attacks on AGIS apparently consisted of computer break-ins, the use of the break-ins was to deny service to users of AGIS.
The key plot element of the movie "Sneakers" was a fictional discovery of a fast algorithm to factor numbers.
www.happyhacker.org /gtmhh/hackerwars2.shtml   (935 words)

I think Beliefnet should create a section of forums or 1 forum for spirituality based on/inspired by science fiction and fantasy.
I am spiritually inspired by things like Star Wars, Matrix, Lord of the Rings but I do not call any of them my religion per se.
And also a group of women who base their spirituality on the mythos of the fictional (as far as I know) Avalon from the "Mists of Avalon" series of books.
www.beliefnet.com /boards/message_list.asp?boardID=51974&discussionID=388368   (207 words)

 The Phantom Moonace
Star Wars fans attending the weekend debut of The Phantom Menace are in for an extra treat when the Moon and Regulus put on a rare sky show.
If your home town is not listed, simply use the times for the nearest city as a guide.
A more complete listing is provided at the International Timing Association web site and there are also an excellent set of timing maps available from Sky & Telescope.
science.nasa.gov /current/event/starwars/ast18may99_1.htm   (1090 words)

 The Celestia Motherlode: New Addons since last visit
Fictional representation of the newly discovered hurricane at Saturn's south pole
Star Wars Sage, Episode II for celestia 1.4.1.
Fictional star system set near the nebula IC 410, and designed for use with the ArcBuilder Universe.
www.celestiamotherlode.net /catalog/list_new_addons.php   (224 words)

 Class of 2006: The year they were born, ‘Star Wars’ was a falling star
The Associated Press reported Tuesday (Aug. 28) that more than 70,000 Star Wars fans skewed results of the Australian 2001 census by identifying their religion as “Jedi,” a mystical, mythical faith followed by some of the fictional characters in George Lucas’ classic film series.
Interestingly, it was just 18 years ago, when the traditionally aged college students of the Class of 2006 were making their entrance into the world, that futurists were predicting that Star Wars was a dying phenomenon.
The list is lightweight, for the most part, but teachers may do well to remember that the word “apartheid,” for one, may be an unfamiliar reference, and 1984 is merely the year this current crop of 18 year olds were born.
www.indiana.edu /~ocmhp/082302/text/mindsetlist.html   (666 words)

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