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Definition of: Martial LawEdit

Martial Law is simple, a primitive policy to explain. If the local civilian or state government, maybe even the countries government fails to function in the matters in which is should. Martial Law is initiated within the state to maintain control over the populace by force and curfew in the matter of a strong threat of state of a emergency or terror threat. Martial Law however should not be confused by a military coup (see Coup d'etat). During martial law, executive power is removed from the government and the juridiciary. Military presence is heavy and by realistic explaination there is the presence of Armed Personnel Carriers (APC's), military off-roads and armed soldiers present on the street as a form of physical authority also known as "having presence felt".