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Definition of Proxy war

Proxy war Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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1. a war instigated by a major power that does not itself participate
(hypernym) war, state of war
Proxy war Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A proxy war is a conflict between two nations where neither country directly engages the other. While this can encompass a breadth of armed confrontation, its core definition hinges on two separate powers utilizing external strife to somehow attack the interests or territorial holdings of the other. This frequently involves both countries fighting their opponent's allies, or assisting their allies in fighting their opponent.

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