What is martial law?

  • (noun): The body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law.

Martial Law

Martial law is the imposition of military rule by military authorities over designated regions on an emergency basis.

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Martial Law In The Philippines
... Martial law in the Philippines (Tagalog Batas Militar sa Pilipinas) refers to the period of Philippine history wherein Philippine Presidents and ... Martial law can also be declared in cases of major natural disasters, however most countries use a different legal construct like "state of emergency" ... Typically, the imposition of martial law accompanies curfews, the suspension of civil law, civil rights, habeas corpus, and the application or extension of military law or military justice ...
Martial Law In Trondheim In 1942 - Effects and Legacy
... Imposition of martial law in Trondheim and surrounding areas was characteristic of Terboven's "iron fist" policy of governing Norway through fear, intimidation, and capricious violence ... In truth, Norway was already under martial law by any conventional standard ... The imposition of Terboven's version of martial law added capricious, deadly violence to make a point that was already clear to the Norwegian public ...
Martial Law - In Popular Culture
... In the video game Saints Row The Third, the city of Steelport is put under martial law by the fictional military organization, STAG, after a stream of gunfights between the multi-national conglomeration ... In video game Prototype, and its sequel Prototype 2, martial law has been declared by fictional military BlackWatch in New York City (late New York Zero ingame ... In the video game, Final Fantasy VII, Martial law was declared on the city of Midgar by the Shin-Ra corporation in response to the false flag destruction of sector 7, committed ...
Stalinism In Poland - End of Communist Rule (1980–1990) - Facing The Inevitable
... and societal crisis meant that, after the shock of martial law had faded, people on all levels again began to organize against the regime ... eroded as it lost many of its members, a number of whom had been outraged by the imposition of martial law ... thousands of participants and broke the fear barrier which was paralysing the population since the Martial Law ...
Stalinism In Poland - End of Communist Rule (1980–1990) - Imposition of Martial Law
... a crack-down on Solidarity declaring martial law, suspending the Union, and temporarily imprisoning most of its leaders ... Martial law was formally lifted in July 1983, though many heightened controls on civil liberties and political life, as well as food rationing, remained in place ... the chaotic Solidarity years and the imposition of martial law, Poland entered a decade of economic crisis, officially acknowledged as such even by the regime ...

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