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    third-world proxy nations

    Hi,

    Could anyone tell me what "third-world proxy nations" means?


    From time in memoriam, the warrior-soldier is the most likely candidate for a culture’s heroes in that most nations have armies and engage in warfare. In our modern world, where the actual battles now take place in third-world proxy nations, the martial artist has risen to the warrior-soldier level in the eyes of our young due mainly to the impact of the mass media.

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    Re: third-world proxy nations

    Source and author?

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    Re: third-world proxy nations

    Historically, third-word nations were developing nations who didn't align politically with either the US or the Soviet Union. Today, it refers more to developing nations, particularly those in South America, Africa, and Asia with wide-spread poverty.

    A proxy is a substitute or alternate which stands in for another thing, so a proxy nation is a country standing in place of another nation. The sentence is referring to proxy wars, where two countries don't directly fight each other, but the fighting takes place in some third country.

    The fighting often takes place in these third-world countries, instead of either of the two countries actually fighting.

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    Re: third-world proxy nations

    There is no source and author otherwise I would have put it in my post.

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    Re: third-world proxy nations

    In that case, where did you find this text?

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    Re: third-world proxy nations

    The US and the Soviet Union often backed different sides in wars, but didn't fight themselves, though they were competing. We can see it today in conflicts like Syria, where competing nations support different sides but are not actually fighting each other.

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    Re: third-world proxy nations

    The usual phrase is "time immemorial", not "time in memoriam". However, when you eventually give us the source and the author, we will be able to see whether it's what was originally written.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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