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1. The Cold War is often described as the decades-long struggle between the United
States and Soviet Union that managed to avoid breaking out into open armed
conflict. While partially true, some have argued that in fact many of the fiercest
battles between these two powers were carried out through proxy wars in the Third
World. Use three examples from the post-war period to either support or reject this
. First, the Korean War was a proxy war resulting from the invasion of Kim Il
Sung’s North Korean Army towards South Korea. This caused Korea to be divided into
two: North Korea was a communist country backed by the Soviet Union, whereas South
Korea was a non-communist country backed by the United States. Here, the Russians and
Americans are not attacking each other directly. However, during the Korean War, they
were at two ends of the spectrum and each defended different sides of Korea.
Similarly, the Vietnam War occurred a result of tension between communist
North Vietnam and the government of Southern Vietnam. Once again, whereas the North
was supported by other communist countries like the Soviet Union, t...
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