List of invasions

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This is a list of invasions ordered by date. An invasion is a military action consisting of armed forces of one geopolitical entity entering territory controlled by another such entity.

2000–present[edit]

Invasion Invading forces Counter-invasion forces
2014 invasion of Gaza  Israel State of Palestine Gaza
2014 invasion of Ukraine  Russia  Ukraine
2011 invasion of Libya  United States
 United Kingdom
 Libya
2008 invasion of Gaza  Israel State of Palestine Gaza
2008 invasion of Georgia  Russia  Georgia
2008 invasion of Anjouan  Comoros  Anjouan
2006 invasion of Somalia  Ethiopia  Somalia
2006 invasion of Lebanon  Israel  Lebanon
2003 invasion of Iraq  United States
 United Kingdom
Iraq
2001 invasion of Afghanistan  United States
 United Kingdom
Afghanistan

1945–1999[edit]

Invasion Invading forces Counter-invasion forces
1998 invasion of DR Congo  Uganda
 Rwanda
 Burundi
 DR Congo
1998 invasion of Ethiopia  Eritrea  Ethiopia
1994 invasion of Haiti  United States
 Poland
 Argentina
 Haiti
1991 invasion of Iraq  United States
 Saudi Arabia
 United Kingdom
 Egypt
Iraq
1990 invasion of Kuwait Iraq  Kuwait
1989 invasion of Panama  United States  Panama
1988 invasion of Spratly Islands  China  Vietnam
1983 invasion of Grenada  United States  Grenada
1982 invasion of Lebanon  Israel  Lebanon
1982 invasion of Falkland Islands  Argentina  United Kingdom
1980 invasion of Iran Iraq  Iran
1979 invasion of Afghanistan  Soviet Union Afghanistan
1979 invasion of Thailand  Vietnam  Thailand
1979 invasion of Vietnam  China  Vietnam
1979 invasion of Uganda  Tanzania  Uganda
1978 invasion of Cambodia  Vietnam Cambodia
1978 invasion of Tanzania  Uganda  Tanzania
1978 invasion of Lebanon  Israel  Lebanon
1977 invasion of Ethiopia  Somalia Ethiopia
1976 invasion of Paracel Islands  Vietnam  China
1975 invasion of East Timor  Indonesia  East Timor
1975 invasion of Spanish Sahara  Morocco  Spain
1975 invasion of Poulo Wai  Vietnam Cambodia
1975 invasion of South Vietnam  North Vietnam  South Vietnam
1974 invasion of Cyprus  Turkey  Cyprus
1974 invasion of Paracel Islands  China  South Vietnam
1973 Invasion of Israel  Egypt
 Syria
 Israel
1972 invasion of South Vietnam  North Vietnam  South Vietnam
1971 invasion of East Pakistan  India  Pakistan
1970 invasion of Cambodia  North Vietnam Cambodia Khmer Republic
1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia Soviet Union Soviet Union
Bulgaria Bulgaria
Hungary Hungary
Poland Poland
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
1968 invasion of South Vietnam  North Vietnam  South Vietnam
1967 invasions of Biafra  Nigeria  Biafra
1967 invasions of Biafra  Biafra  Nigeria
1967 invasion of Egypt  Israel  Egypt
1967 invasion Syria  Israel  Syria
1967 invasion of Jordan  Israel  Jordan
1965 invasion of Pakistan  India  Pakistan
1965 invasion of India  Pakistan  India
1965 invasion of Dominican Republic  United States  Dominican Republic
1964 invasion of the Kokkina enclave  Greece
 Cyprus
 Turkey
1962 invasion of India  China  India
1961 invasion of New Guinea  Indonesia  Netherlands
1961 invasion of Goa  India  Portugal
1961 invasion of Cuba  United States  Cuba
1958 invasion of Laos  North Vietnam  Laos
1956 invasion of Hungary  Soviet Union  Hungary
1956 invasion of Egypt  France
 United Kingdom
 Israel
 Egypt
1951 invasion of North Korea  United States
 South Korea
 North Korea
1951 invasion of South Korea  China
 North Korea
 South Korea
1950 invasion of North Korea  United States
 South Korea
 North Korea
1950 invasion of South Korea  North Korea  South Korea
1950 invasion of Tibet  China  Tibet
1948 invasion of Israel  Egypt
 Jordan
 Iraq
Syria
 Israel
1947 invasion of Kashmir  Pakistan  India
1946 invasion of Vietnam  France Vietnam Vietnam
1945 invasion of Vietnam  France Vietnam Vietnam

World War II (1939–1945)[edit]

Invasion Invading forces Counter-invasion forces
1945 invasion of occupied Asia  United States
 Soviet Union
Vietnam Vietnam
 United Kingdom
Mongolia Mongolia
 Japan
1945 invasion of occupied Europe  Soviet Union
Poland Poland
 Germany
1945 invasion of Croatia  Soviet Union Croatia
1945 invasion of Slovakia  Soviet Union Slovakia
1945 invasion of Italy  United States
 United Kingdom
Italy
1944 invasion of Azad Hind  United Kingdom Azad Hind
1944 invasion of Bulgaria  Soviet Union  Bulgaria
1944 invasion of Yugoslavia  Soviet Union  Yugoslavia
1944 invasion of occupied Europe  United States
 Soviet Union
 United Kingdom
 Canada
 Germany
1944 invasion of Greece  United Kingdom Greece
1944 invasion of Albania  Soviet Union Albania
1944 invasion of the Pacific  United States  Japan
1944 invasion of East Asia  Japan Taiwan China
1944 invasion of Romania  Soviet Union  Romania
1944 invasion of Hungary  Germany  Hungary
1943 invasion of Italy  United Kingdom
 United States
 Canada
Kingdom of Italy Italy
1943 invasion of the Pacific  Japan  United States
1942 invasion of North Africa  United States
 United Kingdom
 France
1942 invasion of Solomon Islands  United States
 Australia
 New Zealand
 Japan
1942 invasion of Alaska  Japan  United States
1942 invasion of Vichy France  Germany  France
1942 invasion of Madagascar  United Kingdom  France
1942 invasion of Indonesia  Japan  Indonesia
1942 invasion of New Guinea  Japan  United Kingdom
1942 invasion of Dutch New Guinea  Japan  Netherlands
1942 invasion of Singapore  Japan  Singapore
1942 invasion of Solomon Islands  Japan  Solomon Islands
1941 invasion of East Indies  Japan  Netherlands
1941 invasion of US Pacific  Japan  United States
1941 invasion of UK Pacific  Japan  United Kingdom
1941 invasion of Thailand  Japan  Thailand
1941 invasion of the Soviet Union  Germany
 Italy
 Romania
 Hungary
 Slovakia
 Croatia
 Finland
 Soviet Union
1941 invasion of Vichy Indochina  Thailand  France
1941 invasion of Iran  Soviet Union
 United Kingdom
 Iran
1941 invasion of Syria  United Kingdom Syria
1941 invasion of Lebanon  United Kingdom Lebanon
1941 invasion of Indochina  Japan Vietnam Vietnam
1941 invasion of Greenland  United States  Greenland
1941 invasion of Iceland  United States  Iceland
1941 invasion of Yugoslavia  Germany
 Italy
 Bulgaria
 Hungary
 Romania
 Yugoslavia
1941 invasion of Vietnam  Japan Vietnam Vietnam
1941 invasion of Portuguese Timor  Australia
 Netherlands
 Portugal
1940 invasion of Albania  Greece  Albania
1940 invasion of Egypt  Italy
 Germany
 Bulgaria
Egypt
1940 invasion of Greece  Italy
 Germany
 Bulgaria
 Greece
1940 invasion of Sudan  Italy Sudan
1940 invasion of Kenya  Italy Kenya
1940 invasion of Somaliland  Italy Somaliland
1940 invasion of Vietnam  Japan  France
1940 invasion of Iceland  United Kingdom  Iceland
1940 invasion of Denmark  Germany  Denmark
1940 invasion of Norway  Germany  Norway
1940 invasion of Belgium  Germany  Belgium
1940 invasion of France  Germany
 Italy
 France
1940 invasion of Luxembourg  Germany  Luxembourg
1940 invasion of the Netherlands  Germany  Netherlands
1940 invasion of the Channel Islands  Germany  United Kingdom
1940 invasion of Romania  Germany  Romania
1939 invasion of China  Japan Taiwan China
1939 invasion of Finland  Soviet Union  Finland
1939 invasion of Lithuania  Soviet Union  Lithuania
1939 invasion of Latvia  Soviet Union  Latvia
1939 invasion of Estonia  Soviet Union  Estonia
1939 invasion of French colonies  Japan  France
1939 invasion of Poland  Soviet Union  Poland
1939 invasion of Poland  Germany
 Slovakia
 Poland

1918–1939[edit]

Invasion Invading forces Counter-invasion forces
1939 invasion of Manchuria  Soviet Union
Mongolia Mongolia
Empire of Japan Japan
 Manchukuo
1939 invasion of Albania Italy Italy Albania Albania
1938 invasion of the Soviet Union Empire of Japan Japan  Soviet Union
1938 invasion of Czechoslovakia  Germany
 Hungary
 Czechoslovakia
1937 invasion of China Empire of Japan Japan Taiwan China
1935 invasion of Ethiopia Italy Italy  Ethiopia
1931 invasion of Manchuria Empire of Japan Japan Taiwan China
1923 invasion of Corfu Italy Italy  Greece
1923 invasion of the Ruhr  France
 Belgium
 Germany
1920 invasion of Anatolia  Greece Turkey Turkey
1920 invasion of Poland  Russian SFSR
 Ukrainian SSR
Poland
1919 invasion of Smyrna  Greece Turkey Turkey
1919 invasion of Ukraine  Russian SFSR
 Ukrainian SSR
Ukraine
1918 invasion of Russia  United Kingdom
 Canada
 Japan
 Czechoslovakia
 Greece
 Poland
 United States
France France
 Australia
 India
 Romania
 Serbia
 Italy
Republic of China (1912–49) China
 Russian SFSR

World War I (1914–1918)[edit]

Invasion Invading forces Counter-invasion forces
1916 invasion of Romania  Germany  Romania
1916 invasion of Vietnam  France Vietnam
1915 invasion of Russia  Germany
 Austria-Hungary
 Russia
1915 invasion of Montenegro  Austria-Hungary  Montenegro
1915 invasion of Serbia  Austria-Hungary
 Bulgaria
 Germany
 Serbia
1915 invasion of Ottoman Empire  United Kingdom
 Russia
 Ottoman Empire
1915 invasion of Serbia  Austria-Hungary  Serbia
1915 invasion of SW Africa  South Africa South-West Africa
1914 invasion of German Pacific  Japan  Germany
1914 invasion of France  Germany  France
1914 invasion of East Africa  India East Africa
1914 invasion of Tsingtao  Japan
 United Kingdom
 Germany
1914 invasion of New Guinea  Australia New Guinea
1914 invasion of Samoa  New Zealand Samoa
1914 invasion of Kamerun  United Kingdom
 France
 Belgium
Kamerun
1914 invasion of Galicia  Russia  Austria-Hungary
1914 invasion of Germany  Russia  Germany
1914 invasion of Serbia  Austria-Hungary  Serbia
1914 invasion of South Africa  Germany  South Africa
1914 invasion of Togoland  France
 United Kingdom
Togoland
1914 invasion of Alsace  France  Germany
1914 invasion of Belgium  Germany  Belgium
1914 invasion of Luxembourg  Germany  Luxembourg

See also: World War I timeline

1800–1915[edit]

Invasion Invading forces Counter-invasion forces
1915 invasion of Haiti  United States  Haiti
1913 invasion of Albania  Serbia
 Romania
 Greece
 Montenegro
 Ottoman Empire
 Bulgaria
1912 invasion of Macedonia  Bulgaria
 Serbia
 Greece
 Montenegro
 Albania
 Ottoman Empire
1911 invasion of Libya  Italy  Ottoman Empire
1910 invasion of Korea  Japan  Korea
1910 invasion of Tibet  China  Tibet
1904 invasion of Russia  Japan  Russia
1904 invasion of Tibet  India  Tibet
1900 invasion of China  United Kingdom
 Russia
 Japan
 United States
 France
 Germany
 Italy
 Austria-Hungary
 China
1898 invasion of the Philippines  United States  Philippines
1898 invasion of Spain  United States  Spain
1897 invasion of Greece  Ottoman Empire  Greece
1897 invasion of Crete  Greece  Ottoman Empire
1895 invasion of Ethiopia  Italy  Ethiopia
1895 invasion of Taiwan  Japan Taiwan
1894 invasion of Korea  Japan  Korea
1894 invasion of China  Japan  China
1893 invasion of Hawaii  United States  Hawaii

Great French War (1792–1815)[edit]

See also: French Revolutionary Wars, Napoleonic Wars

1700–1792[edit]

1600–1699[edit]

1500–1599[edit]

1300–1499[edit]

Timurid invasions[edit]

1200–1299[edit]

Mongol invasions[edit]

900–1199[edit]

Before 900[edit]

Approx between 4000 BC and 3000 BC: Invasions of Aryans into the Indian Subcontinent

Muslim conquests[edit]

Main article: Muslim conquests


Punic Wars[edit]

Main article: Punic Wars


Macedonian invasions[edit]

Main article: Alexander the Great


Peloponnesian War[edit]

Main article: Peloponnesian War

431–404 BC multiple invasions of Athens and allies by Sparta and allies; multiple invasions of Spartan allies by Athens and allies

Persian invasions of Greece[edit]

Main article: Greco-Persian Wars

See also[edit]

References[edit]