The year 2020 already has its place in history reserved as a significant period of time. The pandemic, the U.S. election, civil unrest in the United States, global economic recession, to just name a few major factors in the tragic uniqueness of this year, are enough to mark 2020 as “memorable." But on top of all that, we also had significant military and social conflicts around the world. Several instances of international squabbling and fighting broke out that, in several cases, could have led to major wars, perhaps even fairly large regional wars. Thankfully, that scenario did not occur, but as we review these issues, the basic sources of conflict remain in place, perhaps to erupt again in 2021.
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