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They already are. And that includes us humans. You just can't see it. Our patterns are called Blaschko's lines. They exist because when we are embryos, the cells that will form our skin migrate in waves to where they will be. In almost every human the cells are all genetically identical, but if some of the first cells mutate, or in the case of chimeric ...


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Yes. I think this is a white headed marmoset. It has 3 color stripes in the body and a pretty striking face. Of the images in your montage the cloud leopard is the closest to the marmoset pattern-wise and also habitat wise. Other mammals from very different lineages have patterned coats - dogs, zebras, tapirs, mongooses etc. Marmosets are primates but ...


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Yes, it is not only possible to have neutral parties in internal conflicts, it has happened historically. This would probably classified as a Low Intensity Conflicts due to the localized nature and limited scale of fighting. While "Low Intensity" might not seem to be "Not really a war", low intensity refers to the infrequency of fighting. Low intensity ...


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It depends I would say that if the question is purely about semantics, we do not have an internationally accepted definition of civil war. I think that the conflict between two provinces in a federation is not a civil war. Presumably, there is some sort of a federal government, and it's not taking part in it in the situation you describe. Nor is either of ...


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There are plenty of historical examples to confirm that such conflicts can exist. Provinces of the Ottoman Empire frequently feuded with each other. And in the US there was the third Pennamite War between Pennsylvania and Connecticut (the first two occurred before the US existed).


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Yes A civil war is when members of the same country fight against each other for some reason. The people of these provinces presumably think of themselves as part of the same country, and they are fighting, therefore this is a civil war regardless of whether or not some provinces do not fight. There’s a long history of this too: Both Greek and Italian City-...


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