a war instigated by a major power that does not itself participate
A war where two powers use third parties as a supplement to, or a substitute for fighting each other directly.
A proxy war or proxy warfare is a war that results when opposing powers use third parties as substitutes for fighting each other directly. While powers have sometimes used governments as proxies, violent non-state actors, mercenaries, or other third parties are more often employed. It is hoped that these groups can strike an opponent without leading to full-scale war. Proxy wars have also been fought alongside full-scale conflicts. It is almost impossible to have a pure proxy war, as the groups fighting for a certain nation usually have their own interests, which can diverge from those of their patron. Typically proxy wars function best during cold wars, as they become a necessity in conducting armed conflict between at least two belligerents while continuing cold warfare.
The numerical value of proxy war in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of proxy war in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of proxy war in a Sentence
We are not interested in a proxy war. Our objective is to change Russia's behavior.
We will end up in a sort of proxy war, a semi-permanent stalemate is the most likely outcome. It could last for years to come.
The creation of different groups ... is the last conspiracy of the invaders for continuation of the American proxy war in Afghanistan, god willing, the Afghan Muslim people will, through their strengthening of unity, foil this conspiracy.
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Translations for proxy war
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- حرب بالوكالةArabic
- guerra de poderSpanish
- جنگ نیابتیPersian
- guerre par procurationFrench
- छद्म युद्धHindi
- proxy warIndonesian
- 대리 전쟁Korean
- procuratorem bellumLatin
- stedfortrederkrig, stedfortrederkonfliktNorwegian
- guerra por procuraçãoPortuguese
- proxy războiRomanian
- опосре́дованная война́Russian
- ప్రాక్సీ యుద్ధంTelugu
- Proxy savaşTurkish
- посере́дницька війна́Ukrainian
- پراکسی جنگUrdu
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