# You may think I am in constant conflict, you may think I am sharp

You may think I am in constant conflict,

You may think I am sharp,

But those are just in my name!

I am surrounded by a synonym of pillar(s) or post(s).

I am the main child (also the biggest) of my parent

My first is capital, my parent's first is capital, and my whole is capital

My parent was also involved in the starting point of something big and widespread (not pleasant though).

What Am I?

You are

WARSAW.

You may think I am in constant conflict.

WAR ...

You may think I am sharp.

... SAW.

But these things are just in my name!

Indeed.

I am surrounded by a synonym of pillar(s) or post(s).

Poles.

I am the main child (also the biggest) of my parent.

Capital and largest city of Poland.

My first is capital, My parent's first is capital, and my whole is capital

The W of Warsaw, the P of Poland, and Warsaw itself are all capital.

My parent was also involved in the starting point of something big and widespread (not pleasant though)

The Second World War (German invasion of Poland).

Feedback section

This was a fun riddle, and not too simple (it took me a minute or two to work out), but the method of solution was fairly obvious from the outset. After the first three lines I knew we were looking for a word which was homophonically a combination of something in constant conflict and something sharp. I was lucky enough that "sword" was my first guess for the latter, but "war" was a pretty clear guess for the former. Once found, the solution is very clearly self-confirming, which is good.

• Nice! My first guess was crossword, and it almost fit but for the last line – Quintec Mar 10 '18 at 1:52
• @thecoder16 Curious: what would the "parent" be for crossword? – Rand al'Thor Mar 10 '18 at 1:54
• You got it @Randal'Thor, and I love the feedback :D (a green check is in your future) – QuantumTwinkie Mar 10 '18 at 1:56
• Wow Rand... two minutes? – North Mar 10 '18 at 2:10
• Not too simple (it took me a minute or two to work out). I LOL'ed. – Eric Duminil Mar 10 '18 at 11:13