war of independence

noun phrase

: a war that is fought to gain independence

Examples of war of independence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But its priests have historically been constrained by the anticlerical policies that took root during the 19th-century war of independence from Spain. Mary Beth Sheridan, Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2024 There is no shortage of fury and disappointment directed at Mr. Biden in and around Detroit, where Palestinian Americans often display maps of pre-1948 Palestine and keys to family homes seized or abandoned during the Israeli war of independence. Jennifer Medina, New York Times, 26 Feb. 2024 To anchor the new country in Anatolia, Ataturk picked as its new capital Ankara, which lay at the heart of the peninsular steppe and was his former headquarters during the Turkish war of independence. Soner Cagaptay, Foreign Affairs, 19 Feb. 2024 Angola fought a bitter war of independence from Portugal that turned into a 27-year civil war in 1975, after the country threw off colonial rule. Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2024 During Israel’s war of independence, nearly 90% of the Bedouin then living in the Negev had to flee, mostly to Jordan. By anat Peled, WSJ, 11 Oct. 2023 And Israel has not seen this kind of infiltration of military bases, towns and kibbutzim since town-by-town fighting in the 1948 war of independence. Hadas Gold, CNN, 8 Oct. 2023 About one-third of all contemporary states were born in a nationalist war of independence against imperial armies. Andreas Wimmer, Foreign Affairs, 12 Feb. 2019 That is particularly true in the case of Algeria, which the French ruled over for 132 years before being ousted by a bloody war of independence that left lasting scars. Constant Méheut, New York Times, 28 Aug. 2023

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“War of independence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/war%20of%20independence. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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