“Welcome to the lecture on civil war resources. I know you are all anxious to get started, but there are a few ground rules to go over first. First, there is a lot of debate over whether civil conflicts are caused by peoples who are opposed in ethnic, religious, or other societal affiliations, or because of economic self-interest for the individuals or groups who might start them, from either a capitalist or Marxist viewpoint? Ultimately, it doesn’t matter. So long as you can gather a base of support from which to gather supporters, it doesn’t matter if said base is ethnic, religious, social, or economic.Organization is important. Using a cell-based structure, with communication by intermediaries only, is essential to keeping your nascent civil war from being crushed; it also prevents the capture of a single cell or individual from collapsing the entire war. Arming your troops is also important, as I’m assuming that most of you will not be fighting on the government side in these civil wars! Ambushing transports and raiding lightly-guarded arms depots are the best means of securing large number of military-grade weapons…”

“Um…sir?”

“Yes, what is it?”

“I thought this lecture was about finding historical resources on the, you know, actual Civil War. In America.”

“What? Why would anyone do that? That Civil War is over and done with! It’s yesterday’s news! It’s far more relevant and contemporary to start your own civil war, as I’m sure you’ll agree.”

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