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A belligerent is an individual, group, country or other entity which acts in an aggressive or hostile manner, such as engaging in combat. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and make it easier to understand, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Combat, or fighting, is purposeful violent conflict between one or more persons or organizations, often intended to establish dominance over the opposition. ...

In times of war, belligerent countries can be contrasted with neutral countries and non-belligerents. However, the application of the laws of war to neutral countries and the responsibilities of belligerents are not affected by any distinction between neutral countries, neutral powers or non-belligerents. A non-belligerent may nevertheless risk being considered a belligerent if it aids or supports a belligerent in a way proscribed by neutral countries. The United States detonated an atomic bomb over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. ... A neutral country takes no side in a war between other parties, and in return hopes to avoid being attacked by either of them. ... A non-belligerent is a person or country who does not take part in aggression. ... The two parts of the laws of war: Law concerning acceptable practices while engaged in war, like the Geneva Conventions, is called Jus in bello; while law concerning allowable justifications for armed force is called Jus ad bellum. ...

An interesting use of the term arose during the American Civil War, when the Confederate States of America, though not recognized as a sovereign state, was recognized as a belligerent power, and thus Confederate warships were given the same rights as United States warships in foreign ports. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties Killed in action: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 Killed in action: 93,000 Total dead: 258... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans... Non-recognized nations are states that have declared their independence, but not been acknowledged as such by the international community at large. ...


Alan Sugar- "I'm the most belligerent person you're ever likely to meet" Sir Alan Sugar in The Apprentice. ...

Stephen Griffith- "A belligerent might not be in the correct mind frame to make rational decisions."

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Belligerency is a term used in international law to indicate the status of two or more entities, generally sovereign states, being engaged in a war. A state of belligerency may also exist between one or more sovereign states on one side, and insurgent forces on the other side, if such insurgent forces are treated as if they are a sovereign power. International law and practices require that belligerency between sovereign states should be preceded by a formal declaration of war prior to such warring states being treated as belligerent states under International law. Once the status of belligerency is established between two or more states, their relations are determined and governed by the laws of war. This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Sovereignty is the exclusive right to exercise supreme political (e. ... The United States detonated an atomic bomb over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. ... An insurgency is an armed rebellion against a constituted authority, by any irregular armed force that rises up against an enforced or established authority, government, or administration. ...

Since the beginning of the crystallization of various concepts of international law, also called the law of nations, the concept of belligerency and the rights and duties of belligerent nations have continued to evolve and become codified. In the modern context, a number of regulations relating to belligerency were annexed to the Hague Convention of 29th July 1899, pertaining to the laws and customs of war. The Convention contained a specific section named Belligerents which was divided into three chapters, dealing respectively with the following: The longtime status of Netherlands as a largely neutral nation in international conflicts and the corresponding ascendance of The Hague as a primary location for diplomatic and international conferences has led to several negotiated conventions over the years being termed the Hague Convention: The Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907... (Redirected from 29th July) July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

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Definition of belligerent - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (159 words)
synonyms belligerent, bellicose, pugnacious, quarrelsome, contentious mean having an aggressive or fighting attitude.
belligerent often implies being actually at war or engaged in hostilities nations>.
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Belligerent - Search Results - MSN Encarta (257 words)
Belligerent, in international law, a state or organized community at war and subject to and protected by the laws of war.
A belligerent is an individual, group, country or other entity which acts in an aggressive or hostile manner, such as engaging in combat.
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