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War...War never changes. - Ron Perlman, Fallout series
War has changed. - Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid 4

War is a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state.

War is a part of almost every game on this wiki.

In Civilization IV and Civilization V you can declare war on each civilization by diplomacy.

Each civilization can also declare war on you.

In Civilization IV and V the music changes if you declare war.

Effects of Declaring war[]


  • Civ V & Civ VI: warmonger penalties
  • Worsens your relationships with other civilizations
  • Attacked civilization may not make any deals with you for a number of turns


  • Can raze or capture a city.
  • Gain some pillaged gold.
  • Gain a victory type: Conquest or Domination Victory.