Proxy War Dbq

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The use of proxy wars were to ensure that a third world countries government would be a government approved by a major superpower such as the U.S or U.S.S.R.. In the secret war in laos the U.S supported the royal lao government against the Pathet Hao (doc 1b). This is significant because the people of laos did not have a say in what they wanted to do. This affected Laos because they should be able to choose what they want to believe and they should not have ideas crammed down their throats. On december 27th, 1979 afghan leader Amin was shot and killed by the soviet union, he was replaced by a soviet accepted leader Babrak kamal (doc. 9). This affected afghanistan because no matter what they chose to believe or who they wanted in office it would always be changed by another country who thinks they should do it another way. This is important because afghanistan should chose what they want to do and who they want to lead but it was taken away by the soviet union. The tonkin bay resolution states in section two that the U.S is determined to use any means necessary to assist the protocol state in the south east asia collective defense treaty in keeping the peace (doc. 3).

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