Extremely long-lasting conflicts in the post-WWII decades that had direct Great Power involvement

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Extremely long-lasting conflicts in the post-WWII decades that had direct Great Power involvement

Post by Futurist » 04 May 2021 00:12

Which (hot) conflicts (or conflict series) in the post-WWII decades were extremely long-lasting (as in, lasting for at least several decades) and had direct (foreign) Great Power involvement in at least some of their stages? So far, I could think of:

-Indochina between the 1940s and early 1990s. There was the Viet Minh war against the French, then the Vietnam War along with the Laotian and Cambodian Civil Wars, and then the Vietnamese War against the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, which finally ended on a large-scale at the start of the 1990s (though the Khmer Rouge insurgency did I believe continue on a small scale until either 1998 or 1999). Both France and the US (both foreign powers in a technical sense) were directly involved in this (hot) conflict (or conflict series) at one point or another.

-Iraq between 1980 and 2017. There was the Iran-Iraq War, then the Gulf War, then the no-fly zones, then the Iraq War, and then the ISIS War combined with the Syrian Civil War. The US was directly involved in this (hot) conflict (or conflict series) at one point.

-Afghanistan between 1979 and the present-day. There was the Soviet war against the Mujahideen, then the Afghan civil war, then the US war in Afghanistan, and then a new Afghan civil war that is very likely going to begin right now. Both the Soviet Union and the US were directly involved in this (hot) conflict (or conflict series) at one point or another.

Anyway, though, which additional examples of this can you realistically think of? Korea wouldn't qualify since the war there wasn't really hot ever since 1953 and Kashmir wouldn't qualify because it didn't actually have any direct foreign Great Power involvement. Plus, in any case, even Kashmir itself was largely frozen as opposed to hot ever since 1971, unless we're talking about the Kashmiri insurgency, which was an internal conflict rather than an external conflict.

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