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Because only nations can go to war with nations. States going to war with states is a civil war and need not be declared. States going to war with another nations is a treasonous act and cannot be sanctioned by the larger federal government.

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Q: Why do you believe the US Constitution gives only the federal government the power to declare war and negotiate peace with foreign countries?
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