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1945–1949[edit]

Start Finish Name of Conflict Belligerents
Victorious party (if applicable) Defeated party (if applicable)
1945 1946 War in Vietnam (1945–46) Viet Minh  United Kingdom
 British Raj
France
Japan
1945 1949 Indonesian National Revolution  Indonesia  Netherlands
 United Kingdom
1945 1946 Iran crisis of 1946 Iran Republic of Mahabad
Azerbaijan People's Republic
1946 1954 First Indochina War Viet Minh
Pathet Lao
Khmer Issarak
United Issarak Front
French Union
French Fourth Republic
State of Vietnam
 Cambodia
Kingdom of Laos
1946 1949 Greek Civil War Kingdom of Greece

 United Kingdom

Provisional Democratic Government

NOF partisans

1947 1947 Paraguayan Civil War Paraguayan Government
Military of Paraguay
Colorado Party
Liberal Party
PRF
PCP
1947 1948 Indo-Pakistani War of 1947  India  Pakistan
Flag of Azad Kashmir.svg Tribal militias
Liwa-e-Ahmadiyya 1-2.svg Furqan Force
1947 1948 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine Jews of Palestine Arabs of Palestine
1948 1950 Pre-Korean War insurgency[1]  South Korea
1948 1949 1948 Arab–Israeli War  Israel Egypt
 Iraq
Transjordan
Syria
HWA
ALA
 Lebanon
1948 1948 Costa Rican Civil War National Liberation Army Government of Costa Rica
1948 Ongoing Internal conflict in Burma
1948 1960 Malayan Emergency  United Kingdom
 Australia
 New Zealand
Federation of Malaya
 Southern Rhodesia
 Fiji
King's African Rifles
Nepali Gurkhas
CPM
MRLA
1948 1948 Operation Polo  India Royal State of Hyderabad

1950–1959[edit]

Start Finish Name of Conflict Belligerents
Victorious party (if applicable) Defeated party (if applicable)
1950 1951 Invasion of Tibet  People's Republic of China  Tibet
1950 1953
(de facto)
Ongoing
(de jure)[2]
Korean War
1950 1958 Kuomintang Islamic insurgency in China (1950–58)  People's Republic of China Republic of China
1950 1967 Retribution operations  Israel Palestinian fedayeen
 Egypt
 Jordan
 Syria
1952 1960 Mau Mau Uprising  United Kingdom Mau Mau
1953 1953 28 Mordad coup Supporters of M. Reza Pahlavi
 CIA
 MI6
Supporters of Mosaddegh
 National Front
1953 1959 Cuban Revolution 26th of July Movement Batista Government
1953 1975 Laotian Civil War Pathet Lao
North Vietnam
Kingdom of Laos
United States of America
 Thailand
 South Vietnam
1954 1959 Jebel Akhdar War Sultanate of Muscat and Oman
  • Ibriyin tribe
Imamate of Oman
1954 1962 Algerian War FLN
MNA
PCA
 France
OAS
FAF
1955 1972 First Sudanese Civil War SSLM
AZL
Anyanya
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
Republic of the Sudan
Democratic Republic of the Sudan
1955 1975 Vietnam War North Vietnam
FNL
Khmer Rouge
Khmer Issarak
Pathet Lao
 North Korea
South Vietnam
United States of America
 South Korea
 Thailand
 Australia
 New Zealand
Kingdom of Laos
Khmer Republic
1956 1956 Hungarian Revolution of 1956  Soviet Union
State Protection Authority
Hungarian revolutionaries
1956 1956 Suez Crisis  Israel[3]
 United Kingdom
France
Egypt[4]
1957 1958 Ifni War  Spain
 France
 Morocco
1958-1972-1975 1958-1973-1976 Cod Wars  United Kingdom
 West Germany
 Iceland
1958 1959 North Vietnamese invasion of Laos
Part of the Vietnam War and the Laotian Civil War
 North Vietnam Kingdom of Laos
1959 1959 1959 Tibetan uprising  People's Republic of China  Tibet

Chushi Gangdruk

1959 2011 Basque conflict  Spain
GAL
AAA
BVE
 France
ETA
Basque National Liberation Movement
ETA (pm)
Iparretarrak

1960–1969[edit]

Start Finish Name of Conflict Belligerents
Victorious party (if applicable) Defeated party (if applicable)
1960 1961 Campaign at the China–Burma Border  China
Burma
National Revolutionary Army
1960 1965 Congo Crisis
1960 1996 Guatemalan Civil War Guatemalan military URNG
1961 1990 Nicaraguan Revolution
1961 1970 First Iraqi–Kurdish War KDP Republic of Iraq
Syrian Arab Republic
1961 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion  Cuba United States of America
Cuban exiles
1961 1961 Bizerte crisis  France  Tunisia
1961 1991 Eritrean War of Independence EPLF
ELF
Ethiopia
 Cuba
 Soviet Union
 South Yemen
1961 1961 Invasion of Goa  India  Portugal
1961 1975 Angolan War of Independence
Part of the Portuguese Colonial War
FNLA
UNITA
MPLA
FLEC
 Portugal
 South Africa
1962 1964 Tuareg rebellion (1962–64) Mali Tuareg guerrillas
1962 1970 North Yemen Civil War Yemen Arab Republic
 Egypt (until 1967)
Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen
Supported by:
Saudi Arabia
 Jordan
European Mercenaries
1962 1962 Sino-Indian War  China  India
1962 1976 Dhofar Rebellion  Oman
Iran
 United Kingdom
 Jordan
Dhofar Liberation Front
Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf
Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman
1963 1966 Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation  Malaysia
 United Kingdom
 Australia
 New Zealand
 Indonesia
1963 1967 Shifta War  Kenya Northern Frontier District Liberation Movement
 Somalia
1963 1963 Sand War  Morocco  Algeria
1963 1974 Guinea-Bissau War of Independence
Part of the Portuguese Colonial War
PAIGC  Portugal
1963 1967 Aden Emergency
1964 1979 Rhodesian Bush War ZANU
FRELIMO
ZAPU
MK
 Rhodesia
 Zimbabwe Rhodesia
1964 Ongoing Colombian conflict (1964–present)
1964 1974 Mozambican War of Independence
Part of the Portuguese Colonial War
FRELIMO  Portugal
1964 Ongoing Insurgency in Northeast India
1964 1964 Zanzibar Revolution Afro-Shirazi Party
Umma Party
Sultanate of Zanzibar
1965 1965 Dominican Civil War (CEFA) Dominican Armed Forces Training Center
(SIM) Dominican Military Intelligence Service
United States of America
(IAPF) Inter-American Peace Force
Dominican Armed Forces Constitutionalists
PRD partisans
1965 1966 United States occupation of the Dominican Republic (1965–66) United States of America
Inter-American Peace Force:
Brazil
 Honduras
 Paraguay
 Nicaragua
 Costa Rica
 El Salvador
 Dominican Republic
1965 1965 Indo-Pakistani War of 1965  India[5][6][7]  Pakistan
1965 1979 Chadian Civil War (1965–79) National Liberation Front of Chad
1966 1969 Korean DMZ Conflict (1966–69)
1966 1989 South African Border War  South Africa
UNITA
 Angola
 Cuba
SWAPO
 Zambia
Umkhonto we Sizwe
1966 1990 Namibian War of Independence
Part of the South African Border War
SWAPO  South Africa
1967 1967 Six-Day War  Israel  Egypt
 Syria
 Jordan
Arab Expeditionary Forces:
Iraq
Saudi Arabia
 Morocco
 Algeria
Libya
 Kuwait
 Tunisia
Sudan
PLO
Other declared nations:
 Mauritania (1967-1999)
1967 1975 Cambodian Civil War National United Front of Kampuchea
Khmer Rouge
 North Vietnam
Viet Cong
Khmer Republic
United States of America
 South Vietnam
1967 1970 Nigerian Civil War  Nigeria  Biafra
1967 1970 War of Attrition
1967 Ongoing Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
1968 1989 Communist Insurgency War  Malaysia
 Thailand
Malayan Communist Party
1968 1998 The Troubles  United Kingdom PIRA
1968 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union
People's Republic of Bulgaria
 East Germany
People's Republic of Hungary
People's Republic of Poland
Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
1969 Ongoing Civil conflict in the Philippines
1969 Ongoing Insurgency of the Communist Party of the Philippines
1969 2014 Moro insurgency in the Philippines
1969 1969 Football War  El Salvador  Honduras
1969 1969 Sino-Soviet border conflict  Soviet Union  China
1969 Ongoing Papua conflict

1970–1979[edit]

Start Finish Name of Conflict Belligerents
Victorious party (if applicable) Defeated party (if applicable)
1970 1971 Black September in Jordan  Jordan PLO
 Syria
1971 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War Provisional Government of Bangladesh
 India
 Pakistan
1971 1971 Indo-Pakistani War of 1971  India[8][9][10]  Pakistan
1972 1974 First Eritrean Civil War EPLF ELF
1973 1973 Yom Kippur War  Israel


 Egypt
 Syria
Iraq
 Jordan
Libya
 Algeria
 Saudi Arabia
 Kuwait
 Tunisia
 Cuba
 North Korea
1974 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus  Turkey Cyprus
 Greece
1974 1991 Ethiopian Civil War EPRP Official Logo.gif EPRP
TPLF
MEISON
ANDM
EDUP
OLF
ONLF
WSLF
ALF
Ethiopian government
Cuba
East Germany
Soviet Union
 North Korea
Libya
1974 1975 Second Iraqi–Kurdish War Ba'athist Iraq KDP
1975 2002 Angolan Civil War MPLA
 Cuba
 Soviet Union
SWAPO
MK
FNLA
UNITA
 South Africa
FLEC
 Zaire[11]
1975 1991 Western Sahara War  Morocco
 Mauritania (1975–1979)
 France (1977–1978)
Polisario Front
 Algeria (1976)
1975 1990 Lebanese Civil War  Syria
PLA
ADF
LNM (until 1982)
LNRF (from 1982)
Amal
LCP
SSNP
PLO (1978-1983)
Hezbollah
LF
Syria (until 1976)
Tigers Militia
ALZ
 Israel (1982)
SLA
United States of America
 France
 Italy
1975 1989 Cambodian–Vietnamese War  Vietnam
FUNSK
Democratic Kampuchea
1975 2007 Insurgency in Laos  Laos
 Vietnam
Hmong insurgents
1975 1975 Indonesian invasion of East Timor  Indonesia FRETILIN / Falintil
1976 1983 Dirty War  Argentina
1976 2005 Insurgency in Aceh  Indonesia Free Aceh Movement
1977 1992 Mozambican Civil War FRELIMO RENAMO
1977 1977 Libyan–Egyptian War  Egypt Libya
1977 1978 Ethio-Somali War Ethiopia
 Cuba
South Yemen
 Soviet Union
 Somalia
1977 1977 Shaba I  Zaire
 Morocco
 Egypt
 France
FNLC
1978 1978 Shaba II  Zaire
 France
 Belgium
FNLC
1978 1979 Uganda–Tanzania War  Tanzania
UNLA
 Mozambique
 Uganda
Libya
PLO
1978 1987 Chadian–Libyan conflict CAF
 France
FAN
FANT
Libya
FROLINAT
GUNT
1978 Ongoing Kurdish–Turkish conflict  Turkey
KDP
PUK
PKK
KCK
PJAK
KDP/North
1978 1982 NDF Rebellion
1979 1979 Yemenite War of 1979
1979 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War
1979 1990 Sino-Vietnamese conflicts 1979–90
1979 1983 1979 Kurdish rebellion in Iran  Iran KDP-I
1979 1989 Soviet war in Afghanistan Peshawar Seven
Tehran Eight
AMFFF
 Soviet Union
Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
1979 1992 Salvadoran Civil War Salvadoran government FMLN
RN

1980–1989[edit]

Start Finish Name of Conflict Belligerents
Victorious party (if applicable) Defeated party (if applicable)
1980 2000 Internal conflict in Peru  Peru
Rondas Campesinas
Shining Path
Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement
1980 1988 Iran–Iraq War Both sides claimed victory
1980 1981 Second Eritrean Civil War Eritrean People's Liberation Front Eritrean Liberation Front
1981 1981 Paquisha War  Peru  Ecuador
1981 1986 Ugandan Bush War National Resistance Army (guerrilla rebels) Uganda National Liberation Army (the national army of Uganda)
1982 1982 Falklands War  United Kingdom
 Falkland Islands
 Argentina
1982 1982 Ndogboyosoi War  Sierra Leone SLPP
1982 1985 1982 Lebanon War  Israel
Lebanese Front
SLA
PLO
Syria
LNRF
1982 1982 1982 Ethiopian–Somali Border War  Somalia  Ethiopia
Somali Salvation Democratic Front
1983 1983 Invasion of Grenada United States of America
 Antigua and Barbuda
 Barbados
 Dominica
 Jamaica
 Saint Lucia
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 Grenada
 Cuba
1983 2009 Sri Lankan Civil War  Sri Lanka
India (1987–1990)
Tamil Tigers
1983 2005 Second Sudanese Civil War SPLA
SPLA-Nasir
SSLM
Anyanya II
Eastern Coalition
Sudan
SSDF
Janjaweed
LRA
1983 1988 Kurdish rebellion of 1983
Part of the Iran–Iraq War
1984 1987 Siachen conflict  India[12] [13][14]  Pakistan
1985 1985 Agacher Strip War  Mali  Burkina Faso
1986 1986 South Yemen Civil War
1987 1987 1987 Sino-Indian skirmish
1987 1988 Thai–Laotian Border War  Laos
 Vietnam
 Thailand
1987 Ongoing Lord's Resistance Army insurgency
1988 1994 Nagorno-Karabakh War  Nagorno-Karabakh
 Armenia
 Azerbaijan
1989 1991 Mauritania–Senegal Border War  Mauritania  Senegal
1989 1990 United States invasion of Panama United States of America  Panama
1989 1992 Civil war in Afghanistan (1989–92) Mujahideen Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
1989 1989 Romanian Revolution of 1989 Anti-Ceauşescu protestors
Romanian Army
Dissident members of the Communist Party
Socialist Republic of Romania
Securitate and other loyalist forces
1989 1996 First Liberian Civil War National Patriotic Front of Liberia Armed Forces of Liberia
ULIMO
 United Nations
Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia
1989 Ongoing Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir

References[edit]

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  2. ^ US State Department statement regarding "Korea: Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission" and the Armistice Agreement "which ended the Korean War."
  3. ^ "Israel Routs Egypt"
  4. ^ "Nasser lost the war in military terms"
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  6. ^ Silent Guns, Wary Combatants, 1 October 1965, TIME Magazine
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  9. ^ Kemp, Geoffrey (2010). The East Moves West India, China, and Asia's Growing Presence in the Middle East. Brookings Institution Press. p. 52. ISBN 978-0-8157-0388-4. "However, India's decisive victory over Pakistan in 1971 led the Shah to pursue closer relations with India" 
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