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Post time 2011-6-30 11:26:28 |Display all floors
The world's BIG 5 big power are all nuclear armed.
Any direct conflict between the BIG 5 powers would mean complete or substantial destruction of the economic productive capability of the participants.

In the continuing human saga of STATE RIVALRY, wars between BIG POWERS would become quite rare. Instead big powers would fight either in the SOFT WAR arena, or HOT WAR - PROXY arena. This is to limit conflicts from escalating to the "destructive phase"!

This thread will look into the PROXY WAR of the past, and concentrate on the FUTURE PROXY WARS that is expected to be fought.

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Post time 2011-7-1 13:41:00 |Display all floors

The probable first proxy war, post world war 2

............this should be the KOREAN WAR.

In this war, RUSSIAN proxies - the North Korean Communist Army strike south to "reunify" the army and expand the communist sphere. The Russians, in those days, the Soviet Union was keen to expand it's region of influence.

In this war, new technology developed in the later years of World War 2 is intensively used!
Jets in Aircraft, Guided Missiles was first use.
German Style Blitzkrieg techniques was use effectively, Massive artillery bombardment, Air Support bombings before tanks, motorized infantry poured over South Korea. The war also saw Mao's PEOPLE'S WAVE attack technique.

The American and British forces now are forced to FACE OFF with old World War 2 allies, the Soviet Union.
This war has two strategic action,
(1) To prevent the Russian from gaining a "warm water" port in the Pacific, isolating them via a pincer of Japan, and Korean peninsular "protectorate" states!
(2) To reunite the Korean people to become an effective buffer against Russian Asian ally, China!

Almost 50,000 American troops perished in Korea, some 5x more injured, incapacitated in various manner. The Koreans, Red China volunteer Korean Army perished in bigger number BUT this was expected as the communist fighters lack the high quality American Medical Corp.

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Post time 2011-7-4 14:56:23 |Display all floors

Found a map on the internet, showing the region of influence

...........of various pre 1945 colonies of the European, USA powers.

Colonies has "cultural and legacy ties" with their ex colonial powers.
Many colonies were "liberated" via "proxy" battles of the victors of World War 2.

Now global power such as the old COMMUNIST BLOC lead by the Soviet Union were responsible for much of the fighting and creation of independent state. Another global power, the United States was also actively involved in reducing the influence and power of the continentals!

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Post time 2011-7-6 11:02:48 |Display all floors

The oncoming years in 1950 to 1970

..............was the era of decolonization with the new SUPERPOWERS, the Soviet Union, the United States being the most active. Effectively war of liberation via proxy was everywhere.

The Continentals and the British were financially and industrially weakened in those post world war 2 years. So, the Russians and the Americans took advantage to tear apart the vestiges of power of the Europeans! The British were very RESPONSIBLE and ensure that the colonies were stable before independence was provided.

The Soviet Union (and China) supported COMMUNIST rebellions (and provided money, weapons, and techniques) while the Americans did the same via support of REPUBLICANS.

IT WAS A BIG MESS.

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Post time 2011-7-7 14:05:27 |Display all floors

The Victors of World War 2

....................were busy producing new strategies in face of rapid Soviet Union, USA advances.

The weakest of the European continentals were the first to lose their colonies. Occupied Belgium lost Congo in a massive proxy war - a huge territory became a wild territory for decades to come. Next was the Portugese, which did not have the manpower, resources, military to control of the far reaches of the world such as Madagascar, and Angola.

The Dutch lost their empire via huge "revolutionary forces" armed by retreating Japanese armies in Indonesia.

The French was hemmed in, North East Africa was in turmoil, while the IndoChina colonies were armed by newly victorious CCP forces with battlefield success in Korea.

The British faces multiple sourced PASSIVE RESISTANCE in India, and active communist insurgencies in Malaya, Borneo and Africa. In South Africa, a EUROPEAN clan rebellion created the "Apartheid" System in Rhodesia and South Africa.

it was a mess!

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Post time 2011-7-7 16:58:17 |Display all floors
I think the age of proxy wars is dead and will not come about again until/unless a new cold war arises between the US and China.....then we'll see!

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Post time 2011-7-8 11:36:08 |Display all floors

I believe that European nations (not the UK)

..........will be engaged in PROXY WARS. Probably not the Russians, as they have enough trouble defending what's on their borders now!

But the Asian Trade Route State, probably China would need to access commodities, ores, energy. Such states would like to install PROXY governments, or at least have strong influence on such states.

In the old days, the Americans were in surplus of almost everything. BUT they soon found out BURGERS, french fries, coleslaw, inch thick steak and bad tasting coffee with a little liquor or tabacco weren't ENJOYABLE. They soon understand the PROSPERITY of the BRITISH EMPIRE.

We had tea, our pastries, (yes even sometimes some coffee), cocoa, chocolate, candies, yogurt...........cheese, the good things in life, that the Yanks could not imagined!

So, they will be involved in the PROXY game as well!
probably not war, but obviously the PROXY thing is a definate!

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