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Proxy war

  1. 1. Proxy War A war that results when opposing powers use third parties as substitutes for fighting each other directly.
  2. 2. Greek Civil War The Greek Civil War was fought from 1946 to 1949 between the democrats with Greece, backed by the United Kingdom and United States. And the communists, backed by Russia, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Albania. The deciding factor in the Civil war ended up being when the Soviet Union decided to break of relations with Yugoslavia, the rest of it’s allies chose to side with the Soviet Union rather than stay with Yugoslavia. This act diminished the Greek Communist Party’s Allies, coupled with the Democratic party’s greater strategic planning, contributed to the Greek Communist Party’s loss. This act here created tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States. The US also gained an ally within Greece due to their support, while Russia lost Yugoslavia and Greece as ally’s.
  3. 3. Korean War 1950-53
  4. 4. Bay Of Pigs Invasion On April 17–19, 1961, Cuban Exiles, trained by the United States Of America, invaded the coast of Cuba, who were supported by the Soviet Union. The exiles however, due to poor training and management were easily repelled. The Russians saw this invasion as a direct threat towards Russia, increasing tension between the US and Russians. The Cuban leader Fidel Castro also gained fame and recognition for repelling the forces.
  5. 5. Vietnam War 1957-75
  6. 6. Chilean Coup d’etat 1973
  7. 7. Afghanistan 1979-1989
  8. 8. Angolan Civil War 1974-2002

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