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Old December 21st, 2015, 01:33 AM   #21

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There has been pretty major fighting between the rebels and kurds in that region recently actually. If anything, it is the rebels and the government that have stopped fighting each other mostly.
depends on the rebel group i guess
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The Siege of Mostar (April 1992 - December 1993) was three-sided: Croats under Jadranko Prlić, the Yugoslav People's Army under Veljko Kadijević, and Bosnians and Herzegovinans under Sefer Halilović.

The ongoing Siege of Aleppo is technically four-sided (Kurds, rebels, SAA, ISIS), involving dozens of different factions. But, in practice, it is two-sided, because of the Syrian Civil War's frequent use of local ceasefires.
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Where I come from, a battle between 3 or more people is calles a 'Punch Up'.

In Berwick upon Tweed, the Friday before Christmas is known as 'Fighting Friday'.
Only in Berwick do men celebrate Christmas with a punch up. And only in Berwick do women wander the streets, from Club to Club, Pub to Pub, wearing virtually nothing in temperatures which would have Polar Bears dashing for shelter.
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I think that's what he means: a free for all battle. My mind thinks of the Chinese Civil War, but if I recall correctly the KMT and Mao put aside their differences to focus on the Japanese.
Ostensibly yes, though in truth Mao let the Nationalists take the brunt of the fighting against the Japanese, and marshalled strength for the post war confrontation with the Nationalists.
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I think that's what he means: a free for all battle. My mind thinks of the Chinese Civil War, but if I recall correctly the KMT and Mao put aside their differences to focus on the Japanese.
Yeah- but Mao and the Japanese left each other alone to fight Chiang.
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Where I come from, a battle between 3 or more people is calles a 'Punch Up'.

In Berwick upon Tweed, the Friday before Christmas is known as 'Fighting Friday'.
Only in Berwick do men celebrate Christmas with a punch up. And only in Berwick do women wander the streets, from Club to Club, Pub to Pub, wearing virtually nothing in temperatures which would have Polar Bears dashing for shelter.
Sounds like a standard 21st century British town centre to me.
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Old January 4th, 2017, 09:45 AM   #27

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One might consider Bosworth, where Henry and Richard faced each other to settle who ran England. On the sidelines was a potent force led by the Stanley brothers who had promised to support both sides, and in the end, waited to see who was winning.
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I would mention the tripartite struggle for mastery of india between roughly 750-900 AD between gurjara pratihara,rashtrakuta and pala empires.Not a single battle but strategic three way triple threat with numerous battles.

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I would mention the tripartite struggle for mastery of india between roughly 750-900 AD between gurjara pratihara,rashtrakuta and pala empires.Not a single battle but strategic three way triple threat with numerous battles.

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True, but the OP specifically asked for battles iirc. On a strategic level, you also have the era of the Three Warring Kingdoms in China, or the three-way struggle for mastery over England between the Normans, Saxons, and Danes.
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One might consider Bosworth, where Henry and Richard faced each other to settle who ran England. On the sidelines was a potent force led by the Stanley brothers who had promised to support both sides, and in the end, waited to see who was winning.
There are many instances of this happening. A 3rd force sitting on the sidelines ready to jump in as soon as it becomes obvious who's going to win.
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