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Conflict between two opposed groups (usually nations or blocs of nations) which is confined to minor matters and fighting through intermediaries, rather than full scale force-on-force combat between the groups.

Often used to specifically refer to the period 1947-1991, and the hostility between the USA and USSR which marked international relations during this period; with proxy conflicts in Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan, near-flashpoints at Berlin (1948) and Cuba (1962) amongst others, and a prolonged ArmsRace

Brought to an end by the collapse of the USSR? in the years 1989-91; at least in part due to the ArmsRace having broken the Soviet economy.



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