proxy definition: 1. authority given to a person to act for someone else, such as by voting for them in an election…. Learn more.
Proxy definition, the agency, function, or power of a person authorized to act as the deputy or substitute for another. See more.
The war's highest-ranking US POW, Major General William F. Dean, reported that the majority of North Korean cities and villages he saw were either rubble or snow-covered wasteland. North Korean factories, schools, hospitals, and government offices were forced to move underground, and air defenses were "non-existent".
syndrome: [noun] a group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality or condition.
A civil war or intrastate war is a war between organized groups within the same state (or country). The aim of one side may be to take control of the country or a region, to achieve independence for a region, or to change government policies. 
War is an intense armed conflict between states, governments, societies, ... War aims may stand as a proxy for national-military resolve. Definition.
Résidence officielle des rois de France, le château de Versailles et ses jardins comptent parmi les plus illustres monuments du patrimoine mondial et constituent la plus complète réalisation de l’art français du XVIIe siècle.