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hot war

n.
Armed, open conflict between nations or factions.

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n.
open military conflict.
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Noun1.hot war - actual fighting between the warring parties
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
cold war - a state of political hostility between countries using means short of armed warfare
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But here he misses an important point: The bipolar nature of the international system during the Cold War (to which he devotes all of two pages), sustained by the threat of nuclear annihilation, helped maintain peace in Europe, ensured that hot wars such as those in Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East would come to an end, while setting constraints on the ability of the superpower partners to draw those powers into new and dangerous regional conflicts.
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