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A limited war used in the context of the cold war meant LIMITED to conventional weapons only. To do otherwise meant total war, verses limited war. Total war would include the use of nuclear weapons. Such as WW2 (the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki). The Korean War (1950-1953) and the Vietnam War (1961-1975) were the first and only limited wars fought during the cold war. Cold War meaning between the communists and free world.

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It became an example of the 'Domino Theory' .

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