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Intrasocietal Military Conflict

Journalists can't decide between "sectarian violence" or "civil war."

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Journalists are totally stressed out over nomenclature. Some are going the hyperbolic route, others are going with the euphemism. We're going with "intrasocietal military conflict" aka IMC for short. Here's a rundown of all your mainstream news sources and their delicate choices of wording.

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