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Proxy wars

  1. 1. “Wars by Proxy”<br />Proxy Wars are conflicts in which one superpower might fight in another country or provide supports to a group which opposes the rival superpower.<br />Kylie Clark<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>Began in 1946 and ended in 1949
  3. 3. Between the Greek government arm which was supported by the United Kingdom, United States, and the Greek Communist Party which was supported by Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and Albania.
  4. 4. Struggle between the leftists and rightists
  5. 5. One of the first conflicts of Cold War</li></ul>A member of the Security Battalions with a man executed for aiding the Resistance<br />Greek Civil War 1946<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>1950-armistice, 1953
  7. 7. Military conflict between Republic Korea who was supported by United Nations, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea who was supported by People’s Republic of China, which also had military material aid from the Soviet Union
  8. 8. Armistice signed on July 27, 1953 which meant that the two fighters agreed to stop fighting but did not mean the end of the war.
  9. 9. War was a result of physical division in Korea, the peninsula was divided into North Korea and South Korea
  10. 10. North became communist and tensions increased between the two which led to North invading the South on June 1950. This became first significant armed conflict of the cold war</li></ul>B-26 Invaders bomb logistics depots in Wonsan, North Korea, 1951<br />Korean War 1950<br />
  11. 11. <ul><li>1955-1975
  12. 12. Conflict between North Vietnam and South Vietnam
  13. 13. Occurred in Vietnam, Laos, Combodia
  14. 14. North was supported by communist allies and South Vietnam was supported by the United States and anit-communist nations</li></ul>Clockwise, from top left: U.S. Marines battle in Hamo village during the Tet Offensive, extraction of troops after an airmobile assault, a burning Viet Cong base camp in MỹTho, Vietnamese civilians killed by U.S. troops during the My Lai Massacre<br />Vietnam 1955<br />
  15. 15. <ul><li>1961
  16. 16. Unsuccessful attempt by the US government to overthrow the dictator of Cuba (Fidel Castro)
  17. 17. U.S. exiles landed on Bay of Pigs on April 17, 1961 hoping that the population of Cuba would be on their side. This invasion failed and was stopped by Castro’s army.
  18. 18. U.S. was wary of Cuba’s relationship with Nikita Khrushchev
  19. 19. After, U.S. and Cuba became more tense and their relationship went down hill.</li></ul>This attempt was known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion.<br />Bay of Pigs Invasion 1961<br />
  20. 20. <ul><li>September 11, 1973 president Salvador Allende was overthrown and a military junta (air force, navy, police force, army) took control of the government.
  21. 21. Pinochet (leader of the army) ended Allende’s democratic government and Allende gave his last speech and then later died. Then Pinochet established a military dictatorship that ruled till 1990</li></ul>Members of the Government Junta of Chile<br />Chilean Coup d'état 1973<br />
  22. 22. <ul><li>Conflict between the communist MPLA which was supported by Cuba, USSR, and Anti-Communist UNITA which was supported by USA and South Africa
  23. 23. Angolan wanted independence</li></ul>3 periods of fighting; 1975-1991, 1992-1994, 1998-2002<br /><ul><li>Ending with 500,000 dead, this war was the longest, largest, and most prominent armed conflicts of the cold war</li></ul>Ended in 2002, and was 27 years long<br />Soviet Union and US considered it crucial to the global balance of power and the outcome of the cold war.<br /><ul><li>The aftermath was economic growth as foreign countries began to buy their petroleum</li></ul>Angolan Civil War 1975<br />
  24. 24. <ul><li>1979-1989
  25. 25. Marxist-Leninist government supported by the Soviet Union, and the Mujahideen Resistance supported by the United States and the United Kingdom
  26. 26. On December 27, 1979, 700 soviet troops dressed in Afghan uniforms occupying major government, military, media buildings such as the Tajbeg Presidential Palace.
  27. 27. Increased tensions because it was a serious threat to peace and tens of thousands of Soviet troops were in all rich regions.</li></ul>Mujahideen, 1987 <br />Afghanistan 1979<br />
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