War of succession

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A war of succession is prompted by two or more individuals' claim as successor to a deceased or deposed monarch. The individuals are supported by competing factions within the royal court and foreign powers might also intervene through allying themselves with a faction.

List of wars of succession[edit]

Sometimes included in this category is the:

Also, after the death of Alexander the Great, there were the Wars of the Diadochi (successors).

In fiction[edit]