Wordpress WP_Query with pagnation

Hey everyone.

So I'm desperately trying to learn/understand the code when using a loop in wordpress.  I used to use query_posts instead of WP_Query which I now understand is bad practice. I've read through the wordpress codex several times and I think I have a good understanding of the loop now but I'm trying to understand how to use the rest.

So as of now this is my loop

<?php 

	$args = array( 
		'post_type' => 'post',
		'order' => 'DSC',
		'posts_per_page' => '2',
	);
	$the_query = new WP_Query( $args );

?>

<?php if ( $the_query->have_posts() ) : while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) : $the_query->the_post(); ?>


	<h1><?php the_title() ;?></h1>			
	<?php the_content() ;?>

<?php endwhile; else: ?>

	<p>Sorry, there are no posts to display</p>

<?php endif; ?>

<?php previous_posts_link() ;?><?php next_posts_link() ;?>

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The problems I'm running into is:

A. the previous and next posts button isn't showing (and yes I have more than two posts ;) )

B. if you go to mysite.com/page/2/ it still shows the latest two posts.

I think I need to add in some sort of $paged but I'm not sure where to implement it.
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OmniUnlimitedConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Pagination links are supposed to be placed after the endwhile and before the else in the loop as follows:

<?php if ( $the_query->have_posts() ) : while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) : $the_query->the_post(); ?>


	<h1><?php the_title() ;?></h1>			
	<?php the_content() ;?>

<?php endwhile; ?>

<?php previous_posts_link() ;?><?php next_posts_link() ;?> 

<?php else: ?>

	<p>Sorry, there are no posts to display</p>

<?php endif; ?>

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