Cold war (general term)
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A cold war or cold warfare (also bipolar superpower confrontation) is a state of conflict between nations that does not involve direct military action but is pursued primarily through economic and political actions, acts of espionage or conflict through surrogates (proxy wars). The surrogates are typically states that are "satellites" of the conflicting nations, i.e., nations allied to them or under their political influence. It might also mean giving military aid (such as weapons or economical aid, or perhaps even soldiers) to lesser nations oppressed or in guerrilla war with the opposing country of a cold war.
In the DYOS series
- 2006-present: azzaman333 & Abaddon vs. Stylesrj following the Partition of Earth during DRAW Your Own Story 5; not so much a war as a grudge.
- 2006-2010: Republic of Coruscant vs. Stylesrj, with some moments of direct conflict.
- 2009-present: Republic of Coruscant vs. the Combine Empire, in the aftermath of the Combine-Coruscant War. While the Republic only works to contain Combine space, the Combine use proxies to harass Coruscant via the Third Nazi War. Known as the Galactic Cold War.
- 2009-present: Republic of Coruscant vs. Space Pirates, "inherited" from Samus Aran and the Galactic Federation.