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Longest Civil Wars

Name the longest civil wars in history as of January 1, 2021.
For the purposes of this quiz, a war is a civil war if it appears on this Wikipedia page.
Naming the country where the war takes place is sufficient.
The definition of a civil war is more inclusive than you might think.
Certain civil wars are excluded, since they were likely many separate wars over a long period.
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Last updated: March 30, 2021
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Dates
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1627-1772, 1774-1775
Trịnh–Nguyễn Lords War (Vietnam)
1533-1677
Lê–Mạc Dynasties War (Vietnam)
1918-2003
Iraq-Kurdistan
1948-present
Myanmar
1948-present
Israel-Palestine
1963-present
Indonesia Papua
1964-present
Colombia
1969-present
Philippines
1975-present
Cabinda War (Angola)
1978-present
Turkey-Kurdistan
Dates
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1960-1998
The Troubles (UK/Northern Ireland)
1562-1598
French Wars of Religion
1297-1330
Livonia
1771-1802
Tây Sơn wars (Vietnam)
1989-present
Somalia
1455-1485
Wars of the Roses (England)
1975-2005
Free Aceh Movement (Indonesia)
1425-1453
Muscovite Civil War (Russia)
1407-1435
Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War (France)
1962-1990
Insurgency in Sarawak (Malaysia)
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Level 59
Oct 16, 2021
Good quiz, but uk should be counted for The Troubles.
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Level 71
Oct 16, 2021
Thanks. The troubles aren't on this list because they don't appear on the source listed in the caveats, and I want to keep the quiz consistent.
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Level 45
Dec 21, 2021
Where is the US civil War? And the Chinese civil War?
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Level 71
Dec 21, 2021
This quiz does not include every civil war, only the longest ones. The US civil war lasted around 4 years, and the Chinese civil war was split between two intervals, lasting a total of around 13 years. Even if you count the hiatus in the middle, it would still be 22 years, which is less than the lowest one on this list.