List of wars: 1945–1989

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Graph of global conflict deaths from 1945 to 1989 from various sources.

This is a list of wars that began between 1945 and 1989. Other wars can be found in the historical lists of wars and the list of wars extended by diplomatic irregularity. Major conflicts of this period include the Chinese Civil War in Asia, the Greek Civil War in Europe, the Colombian civil war known as La Violencia in South America, the Ethiopian Civil War in Africa, and the Guatemalan Civil War in North America.


Start Finish Name of conflict Belligerents
Victorious party (if applicable) Defeated party (if applicable)
8 May 1945 1950 Crusader insurgency  Yugoslavia Crusaders
1945 1945 1945 Khuzestan revolt[1] Iran Khuzistan rebels
November 1945 Spring 1946 1945 Hazara Rebellion Kingdom of Afghanistan Hazara rebels under Ebrāhim Beg
1945 Late 2018 (Ceasefire from 1953-2018) Korean conflict
Medical support
17 August 1945 27 December 1949 Indonesian National Revolution  Indonesia  Netherlands
 United Kingdom (until 1946)
 Japan (until 1946)
15 November 1945 15 December 1946 Iran crisis of 1946 Iran
Supported by:
 United States
 United Kingdom
Azerbaijan People's Republic
Supported by:
 Soviet Union
30 March 1946 16 October 1949 Greek Civil War  Kingdom of Greece Supported by:
 United States (from 1947)

 United Kingdom (until 1947)

Provisional Democratic Government

NOF partisans

Supported by:

 Soviet Union (until 1947)

4 July 1946 17 May 1954 Hukbalahap rebellion (post-WWII) Philippines Philippines
Supported by:
 United States
September 1946 November 1946 Autumn Uprising of 1946 in Korea United States Army Military Government in Korea Peasant rebels
October 1946 October 1946 Punnapra-Vayalar uprising  Travancore Laborers in Punnapra and Vayalar
Communist Party of India
19 December 1946 1 August 1954 First Indochina War
Indochina Wars
Viet Minh
Pathet Lao
Khmer Issarak
United Issarak Front
Japan Japanese holdouts
Supported by:
 Soviet Union
 East Germany
French Union Supported by:

 United States

7 March 1947 20 August 1947 Paraguayan Civil War (1947) Paraguayan Government
Colorado Party
Liberal Party
June 1947 October 1947 1947 Poonch Rebellion People of Poonch and Mirpur; Muslim Conference

Supported by:

Maharaja Hari Singh and his Dogra forces
1947 1947 Integration of Junagadh  India Junagadh
1947 1962 Romanian anti-communist resistance movement  Romania
Supported by:
 Soviet Union
Romania Anti-communist rebels
22 October 1947 5 January 1949 Indo-Pakistani War of 1947
29 March 1947 November 1948 Malagasy Uprising  France Malagasy rebels
29 November 1947 14 May 1948 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine
Part of the 1948 Palestine war
Israel Jews of Palestine All-Palestine Protectorate Arabs of Palestine
1948[4] or 1947[5] 1949 Safi Rebellion[4][5] Afghanistan Safi rebels
12 March 1948 24 April 1948 Costa Rican Civil War National Liberation Army Government of Costa Rica
2 April 1948 Ongoing Internal conflict in Burma Union government (1948–1962)

Military governments (1962–2011)

Myanmar Current government (since 2011)

DKBA (1994–2010)

Anti-government factions:

KNU (since 1949)

Communist Party (1948–1988)

MNDAA (since 1989)
NDAA (since 1989)
SSA (since 1988)

SSNA (1995–2005) WNA (1975–1988)
UWSP (since 1988)

KIO (since 1961)

PNO (1949–1991)
MTA (1985–1996)
God's Army (1997–2006)
ABSDF (Since 1980s)
SSVF (1967–1980)
RNA (since 1998)

TNLA (since 1992)

Supported by:
ROC (1948–1980s)
 United States
China PRC

3 April 1948 May 1949 Jeju uprising  South Korea Workers' Party of South Korea
9 April 1948 1958 La Violencia Colombia Government of Colombia
Conservative Party
Liberal Party
14 May 1948 10 March 1949 1948 Arab–Israeli War
Part of the Arab–Israeli conflict
 Israel  Egypt
Arab Liberation Army
 Saudi Arabia
Foreign volunteers:
Muslim Brotherhood
16 June 1948 12 July 1960 Malayan Emergency  United Kingdom
Federation of Malaya
 Southern Rhodesia
King's African Rifles
 New Zealand
Nepali Gurkhas
Supported by:
Supported by:
 Soviet Union
 North Vietnam (from 1954)
North Vietnam Viet Minh (from 1954)
13 September 1948 18 September 1948 Operation Polo  India Royal State of Hyderabad
18 September 1948 October 1948 Madiun Affair
Part of the Indonesian National Revolution
 Indonesia People's Democratic Front
Indonesian Socialist Party
September 1948 October 1948 Yeosu–Suncheon rebellion  South Korea Communist Rebels
1948 25 June 1950 Pre-Korean War insurgency[6]  South Korea Anti-government insurgents
North Korea Pro-North Korean rebels
1949 1949 1949 Hazara Rebellion  Kingdom of Afghanistan Hazara rebels under Qurban Zawar
1949 29 October 1956 Palestinian Fedayeen insurgency
Part of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict
 Israel All-Palestine Protectorate Palestinian Fedayeen
Supported by:
26 February 1949 Palace Rebellion  Thailand Supporters of Pridi Phanomyong
1949 1951 Campaign to Suppress Bandits in Central and Southern China  China National Revolutionary Army
7 August 1949 1965 Darul Islam Insurgency
Part of the Indonesian National Revolution
Darul Islam
1949 Ongoing Afghanistan–Pakistan skirmishes  Pakistan

Supported by:


Supported by:


Start Finish Name of conflict Belligerents
Victorious party (if applicable) Defeated party (if applicable)
1950 1961 Invasion of Hamasa and Buraimi Flag of the Trucial States (1968–1971).svg Trucial Oman Scouts

Supported by
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Empire
Flag of Muscat.svg Sultanate of Muscat and Oman

Saudi Arabia Flag Variant (1934).svg Saudi Arabia

Supported by

  • Al Bu Shamis tribe
  • Na'im tribe
1950 1958 Kuomintang Islamic insurgency  China  Taiwan
22 January 1950 23 January 1950 APRA coup d'état
Part of the Indonesian National Revolution
Legion of Ratu Adil
5 April 1950 21 April 1950 Makassar Uprising
Part of the Indonesian National Revolution
 Indonesia East Indonesia
1950 1950 La Revolución del 50 [es]  Peru Rebels
6 October 1950 19 October 1950 Battle of Chamdo  China  Tibet
30 October 1950 Utuado Uprising  United States Puerto Rican Nationalist Party
San Juan Nationalist revolt
Jayuya Uprising
25 June 1950 27 July 1953[7] Korean War
Part of the Korean conflict
Medical support
1951 1951 Manhattan Rebellion  Thailand Rebel naval units
14 April 1951 13 November 1966 Reprisal operations  Israel Palestinian Fedayeen
1951 1951 1951 Anglo-Egyptian War[9]  United Kingdom Egypt Egypt
1952 1952 Harazajat peasant's revolt[10] Afghanistan Rebels
1952 1952 1952 Cuban coup d'état Cuban Military Cuban Government
1952 1952 Egyptian revolution of 1952 Free Officers Movement

Supported by:

Soviet Union


Supported by:

United Kingdom

28 January 1952 25 October 1955 Invasion of Hamasa Flag of the Trucial States.svg Trucial Oman Scouts

Supported by:

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Empire

Flag of Muscat.svg Sultanate of Muscat and Oman

Saudi Arabia Flag Variant (1934).svg Saudi Arabia

Supported by:

  • Al Bu Shamis tribe
  • Na'im tribe
Summer 1952 1960 Mau Mau Uprising  United Kingdom Mau Mau
10 March 1953 Air battle over Merklín  Czechoslovakia  United States
31 May 1953 2 June 1953 Uprising in Plzeň (1953)  Czechoslovakia Plzeň workers
16 June 1953 17 June 1953 Uprising of 1953 in East Germany  Soviet Union
 East Germany
East German demonstrators
26 July 1953 1 January 1959 Cuban Revolution 26th of July Movement Cuba
1954 2017 Xinjiang conflict  China East Turkestan Uyghur separatist movements
1954 1954 1954 Paraguayan coup d'état Paraguayan Army Government of Paraguay
16 May 1954 26 June 1954 Kengir uprising Soviet Union Soviet Union Kengir resistance
3 September 1954 1 May 1955 First Taiwan Strait Crisis  China  Taiwan
 United States
13 June 1954 Coup d'état of Yanaon India Indian Separatists France France
22 July 1954 11 August 1954 Annexation of Dadra and Nagar Haveli India India Portugal Portugal
23 June 1958 22 September 1958 Second Taiwan Strait Crisis  China  Taiwan
 United States
1954 1959 Jebel Akhdar War Sultanate of Muscat and Oman
  • Ibriyin tribe
Imamate of Oman
1 November 1954 19 March 1962 Algerian War FLN
1954 1962 Café Wars FLN MNA
1955 1955 Preventive Strike of Marechal Lott [pt]
1955 1955 Afghan tribal revolt of 1955[11][4] Afghanistan Rebels
1955 1955 Calderonista Invasion of Costa Rica  Costa Rica Calderonistas



1955 1959 Rebellion against British Ruling by Greek Cypriots (EOKA)  Cyprus  British Empire
1955 1964 Cameroonian Independence War  France Union of the Peoples of Cameroon
1955 1957 Upper Yafa uprisings[12]  United Kingdom Rebels
18 August 1955 27 March 1972 First Sudanese Civil War SSLM
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
Republic of the Sudan
Democratic Republic of the Sudan
1 November 1955 30 April 1975 Vietnam War North Vietnam
Khmer Rouge
Khmer Issarak
Pathet Lao
 North Korea
 Soviet Union
Medical Support
 South Vietnam
 United States
 South Korea
 New Zealand
 Khmer Republic
28 June 1956 30 June 1956 Poznań Uprising Poland Strike Committee
23 October 1956 11 November 1956 Hungarian Revolution of 1956  Soviet Union
State Protection Authority
Hungarian revolutionaries
29 October 1956 7 November 1956 Suez Crisis  Israel[13]
 United Kingdom
2 November 1956 14 November 1956 Quỳnh Lưu Uprising North Vietnam Anti-communist rebels
23 October 1957 30 June 1958 Ifni War  Spain
1957 1961 PRRI and Permesta rebellion  Indonesia Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Indonesia
Late 1950s Late 1950s Anti-taxation uprising in Afghanistan[15] Afghanistan Hazara rebels
15 July 1958 25 October 1958 1958 Lebanon crisis  Lebanon
 United States


14 July 1958 14 July Revolution Iraq Free Officers Arab Federation Arab Federation
December 1958 September 1959 North Vietnamese invasion of Laos
Part of the Vietnam War and the Laotian Civil War
 North Vietnam  Laos
30 December 1958 15 September 1959 Mexico–Guatemala conflict  Guatemala  Mexico
7 March 1959 11 March 1959 1959 Mosul uprising Iraq Iraq United Arab Republic Arab nationalist rebels
1959 1959 Spirit Soldier rebellion (1959)  China Regiment of Spirit Soldiers
10 March 1959 23 March 1959 1959 Tibetan uprising  China  Tibet

Chushi Gangdruk

23 May 1959 2 December 1975 Laotian Civil War Pathet Lao
 North Vietnam
Supported by:
 United States
 South Vietnam
Supported by:
1959 1965 Escambray Rebellion  Cuba Anti-communist guerrillas
1959 1959 Pashtun Revolt in Kandahar[16] Afghanistan Pashtun rebels
15 June 1959 18 June 1959 Upper Yafa disturbances[17]
(Further info: House of commons debate)
 United Kingdom Rebels

Supported by:

1959 1959 Cuban invasion of Panama[18]  Panama  Cuba
1959 1959 1959 Viqueque rebellion  Portugal Timorese rebels
1959 1959 Cuban invasion of the Dominican Republic[19]  Dominican Republic  Cuba
31 July 1959 20 October 2011 Basque conflict  Spain
Basque National Liberation Movement
ETA (pm)


Start Finish Name of conflict Belligerents
Victorious party (if applicable) Defeated party (if applicable)
1960 1960 1960 Ethiopian coup attempt  Ethiopia Kebur Zabangna
1960 1961 Bajaur Campaign  Pakistan  Afghanistan
1960 1961 1960–61 campaign at the China–Burma border  China
National Revolutionary Army
1960 1965 Congo Crisis 1960–63:

Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

Supported by:
 Soviet Union (1960)

Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Supported by:
 United States


 South Kasai

Supported by:
 Union of South Africa
Democratic Republic of the Congo Stanleyville government
Simba and Kwilu rebels

Supported by:
1960 Ongoing Katanga insurgency  Democratic Republic of the Congo

United Nations MONUSCO
Self-defence groups

Mai-Mai Kata Katanga (2011–2016)

Mai Mai Gédéon

Mai Mai Yakutumba

13 November 1960 29 December 1996 Guatemalan Civil War Guatemala URNG
1960 Ongoing South Thailand insurgency  Thailand National Revolution Front (BRN)
Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK)
Pattani Islamic Mujahideen Movement (GMIP)
United Mujahideen Front of Pattani (BBMP)
Islamic Front for the Liberation of Pattani (BIPP)
Patani United Liberation Organisation (PULO)
Jemaah Islamiyah (JI)
1961 1990 Nicaraguan Revolution FSLN Contras
1961 1970 First Iraqi–Kurdish War KDP Iraq
1961 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion  Cuba  United States
Brigade 2506
1961 1961 Bizerte crisis  France  Tunisia
1961 1962 French military rebellion in Algeria[20][21]
Part of the Algerian War
 France OAS
1961 1962 Operation Trikora  Indonesia  Netherlands
1961 1991 Eritrean War of Independence EPLF
 Soviet Union
 South Yemen
1961 1961 Indian annexation of Goa  India  Portugal
1961 1975 Angolan War of Independence
Part of the Portuguese Colonial War
 South Africa
1961 1961 1961 revolt in Somalia Somalia Somalia Rebels
1961 1961 Rebellion of the Pilots
1962 1964 Tuareg rebellion (1962–64)  Mali Tuareg guerrillas
1962 1962 1962 Burmese coup d'état Burmese military Burma
1962 1970 North Yemen Civil War  Yemen Arab Republic
 Egypt (until 1967)
Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen
Supported by:
 Saudi Arabia
 United Kingdom
1962 1962 El Carupanazo  Venezuela Military rebels
1962 1962 El Porteñazo  Venezuela Military rebels
1962 1962 Sino-Indian War  China  India
1962 1962 Brunei revolt  United Kingdom


North Borneo Federation


1962 1990 Communist insurgency in Sarawak  United Kingdom
North Kalimantan Communist Party
1962 1976 Dhofar Rebellion  Oman
 United Kingdom
DLF (1962–1968)
PFLOAG (1968–1974)
NDFLOAG (1969–1971)
PFLO (1974–1976)
1963 1963 1963 Argentine Navy revolt Argentina Azules faction (most of the Army and the Air Force) Argentina Colorados faction (mainly the Navy)
1963 1963 1963 Cuban invasion of Venezuela[22]  Venezuela  Cuba
1963 1963 Sand War  Morocco  Algeria
1963 1963 Ramadan Revolution Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party Iraq Iraq
Iraqi Communist Party
1963 1963 Ar-Rashid revolt Iraq Iraqi Government Iraqi Communist Party
Iraq Iraqi Army
1963 1963 November 1963 Iraqi coup d'état Iraq Nasserist rebels Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
1963 1963 1963 Syrian coup d'état Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region Syria Syria
1963 1966 Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation  Malaysia
 United Kingdom
 New Zealand
1963 1967 Shifta War  Kenya Northern Frontier District Liberation Movement
1963 1970 Bale revolt  Ethiopia Oromo Peasants
Somali Peasants
1963 1974 Guinea-Bissau War of Independence
Part of the Portuguese Colonial War
PAIGC  Portugal
1963 1967 Aden Emergency NLF
 United Kingdom
Federation of South Arabia Federation of South Arabia
1964 1964 1964 Brazilian coup d'état Brazilian Armed Forces:

Supported by:

United States

Brazilian Government
1964 1964 1964 Ethiopian–Somali Border War  Ethiopia Somalia Somalia
1964 1964 Simba rebellion
Part of the Congo Crisis
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo-Léopoldville
 United States
Simba Rebels
1964 1979 Rhodesian Bush War ZANU
 Zimbabwe Rhodesia
1964 1992 FULRO insurgency against Vietnam  North Vietnam (1964–1976)
Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam Viet Cong
 South Vietnam
 Vietnam (after 1976)
Flag of FULRO.svg United Front for the Liberation of Oppressed Races
1964 Ongoing Colombian conflict (1964–present)  Colombia FARC
1964 1974 Mozambican War of Independence
Part of the Portuguese Colonial War
FRELIMO  Portugal
1964 Ongoing Insurgency in Northeast India  India In nagaland.png NSCN
Ulfa logo.svg ULFA
In tpdf.gif ATTF
1964 1964 Zanzibar Revolution Afro-Shirazi Party
Umma Party
1965 1965 30 September Movement  Indonesia Communist Party of Indonesia
1965 1965 Andaman and Nicobar Islands seizes (1965) Indonesia India
1965 1965 Dominican Civil War (CEFA) Dominican Armed Forces Training Center
(SIM) Dominican Military Intelligence Service
 United States
(IAPF) Inter-American Peace Force
Dominican Armed Forces Constitutionalists
PRD partisans
1965 1965 United States invasion of the Dominican Republic (1965) [es]  United States  Dominican Republic
1965 1966 American occupation of the Dominican Republic (1965–66)  United States
Inter-American Peace Force:
 Costa Rica
 El Salvador
 Dominican Republic
1965 1965 Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Indo-Pakistani Wars
 India Pakistan Pakistan
1965 1983 Communist insurgency in Thailand  Thailand Communist party of Thailand
1965 1979 Chadian Civil War (1965–79) Flag of Frolinat.svg FROLINAT
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Libya
1966 1967 Guerrilha do Caparaó [pt] Brazil Rebels
1966 1977 Crisis in French Somaliland[23] Djiboutian nationalists  France
1966 1967 Stanleyville mutinies
Part of the Congo Crisis
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Katangan Mercenaries
1966 1967 Ñancahuazú Guerrilla War  Bolivia
 United States
National Liberation Army of Bolivia
1966 1969 Korean DMZ Conflict
Part of the Korean conflict
South Korea
 United States
 North Korea
1966 1989 South African Border War  Angola
Umkhonto we Sizwe
 South Africa
1967 1967 Invasion of Machurucuto  Venezuela  Cuba
1967 1967 1967 China-India border conflicts  India  China
1967 1967 Six-Day War  Israel  Egypt
Arab Expeditionary Forces:
 Saudi Arabia
1967 1968 1967 Kurdish revolt in Iran Iran Iran Kurdish tribesmen
1967 1974 Araguaia Guerrilla War Brazil Brazilian military government Communist Party of Brazil
1967 1975 Cambodian Civil War National United Front of Kampuchea
Khmer Rouge
 North Vietnam
Viet Cong
 Khmer Republic
 United States
 South Vietnam
1967 1970 Nigerian Civil War  Nigeria  Biafra
1967 1970 War of Attrition  Israel  Egypt
 Soviet Union
1967 Ongoing Naxalite–Maoist insurgency  India Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Naxalbari

Communist Party of United States of India
Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) New Democracy
Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) (Mahadev Mukherjee)
Centre of Indian Communists (until 1977)
People's Liberation Army of Manipur
Tamil Nadu Liberation Army
Purbo Banglar Communist Party

1968 1989 Communist insurgency in Malaysia (1968–89)  Malaysia
Malayan Communist Party
1968 1998 The Troubles Provisional IRA (Stalemate)  United Kingdom (Stalemate)
1968 1982 Years of Lead (Italy)  Italy Far-left terrorist

Far-right terrorist

1968 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union
 East Germany
1969 1969 1969 Somali coup d'état Supreme Revolutionary Council Somalia
1969 Ongoing Civil conflict in the Philippines Philippines Philippines
 United States
Indonesia Indonesia
Malaysia Malaysia
Communist Party

Moro people:


1969 1969 1969 Libyan coup d'etat Free Officers Movement Libya
Cyrenaican Defence Force (CYDEF)
1969 Ongoing Communist rebellion in the Philippines Philippines Philippines
 United States[24]
Anti-communist militia
Flag of the Communist Party of the Philippines (alternative II).svg CPP
Hukbalahap flag.svg MLPP-RHB [25]
Hukbalahap flag.svg APP [25]
Hukbalahap flag.svg RPA [25]
Hukbalahap flag.svg ABB [25]
Hukbalahap flag.svg CPLA [25]

 People's Republic of China (1969–1976)
 Libya (1980s–2011)
 North Korea (Alleged)
 Vietnam (1980s)

1969 2019 Moro insurgency in the Philippines  Philippines

Supported by:
 United States (advisers)
 Malaysia (From 2001)

Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF)
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) (until 2014)
Ampatuan militias[27]

Former support:
 Egypt (to MILF)[28]
Libya Libya (to MNLF)[29][30][31][32]
 Malaysia (to MNLF and MILF)[33][34]
Rajah Sulaiman Movement
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Khalifa Islamiyah Mindanao[35]

Other MILF rogue factions

  • Justice for Islamic Movement

Supported by::
14K Triad (to ASG)[38]
 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[39]

1969 1969 Football War  El Salvador  Honduras
1969 1969 Al-Wadiah War  Saudi Arabia  South Yemen
1969 1969 Rupununi Uprising Guyana (1966–1970) Guyana Rupununi separatists
1969 1969 Sino-Soviet border conflict  China (Statu quo ante bellum)  Soviet Union (Statu quo ante bellum)
1969 1969 1969 Greensboro uprising Authorities Activists
  • Student Organization for Black Unity
  • Student protesters
  • Rioting locals
1969 Ongoing Papua conflict  Indonesia Free Papua Movement


Start Finish Name of conflict Belligerents
Victorious party (if applicable) Defeated party (if applicable)
1970 1971 Black September in Jordan  Jordan  PLO
1970 1972 Reggio revolt  Italy Christian Democracy
Italian Social Movement
Italian Social Democratic Party
National Italian Workers' Union
Italian General Confederation of Labour
1970 1970 Corrective Movement (Syria) Assad loyalists Syrian Government
Syrian Ba'ath Party
1970 1982 Dirty War (Mexico)  Mexico
 United States
Party of the Poor
Liga Comunista 23 de Septiembre
1971 1971 1971 Ugandan coup d'état Ugandan putschists

Supported by:

United Kingdom
United States

Ugandan government
  • Loyal state institutions
1971 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War
Indo-Pakistani wars and conflicts
1971 1972 1971 Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Insurrection  Ceylon JVP
1971 1971 Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Bangladesh Liberation War and the Indo-Pakistani wars and conflicts
 India[42][43][44]  Pakistan
1971 1971 Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs conflict Iran Iran  Sharjah
1972 1972 1972 invasion of Uganda[45]  Uganda Uganda FRONASA
1972 1974 First Eritrean Civil War EPLF ELF
1972 1975 1972–1975 Bangladesh insurgency  Bangladesh Gonobahini

Purba Banglar Sarbahara Party

1973 1973 1973 Samita border skirmish Iraq Kuwait
1973 1973 Yom Kippur War  Israel  Egypt
Combat support:
1973 1973 1973 Chilean coup d'etat Chilean Armed Forces Chilean Government

Revolutionary Left Movement

1973 1990 Armed resistance in Chile (1973–90)  Chile Revolutionary Left Movement
Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front
Lautaro Youth Movement
1973 Ongoing Oromo Conflict Ethiopian Empire (1973–1975)
Derg (1975–1987)
PDR Ethiopia (1987–1991)
Ethiopia Transitional Government of Ethiopia (1991–1995)
 Ethiopia (1995–present)
1974 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus  Turkey  Cyprus
1974 1974 Arube uprising  Uganda Putschists
1974 1974 Battle of the Paracel Islands  China  South Vietnam
1974 1991 Ethiopian Civil War EPRP
 East Germany
 Soviet Union
 North Korea
1974 1975 Second Iraqi–Kurdish War Iraq KDP
1974 1975 1974–75 Shatt al-Arab clashes Iraq Iran
1975 1975 Islamist uprising in the Panjshir Valley Afghanistan Forces loyal to Ahmad Shah Massoud
1975 1975 1975 China-India border skirmish China India
1975 1991 Third Indochina War
Part of Indochina Wars
Democratic Kampuchea

Lao royalists
Hmong insurgents
Supported by:
 United States
 North Korea[50]

People's Republic of Kampuchea
Communist Party of Thailand
  • Pak Mai

Supported by:
Warsaw Pact Logo.svg Warsaw Pact (until 1991)[50]

1975 2002 Angolan Civil War MPLA
 Soviet Union
 East Germany
 South Africa
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
1975 Ongoing Cabinda War  Angola
 East Germany(1975–1990)
 Soviet Union (1975–1991)
1975 1991 Western Sahara War
Part of the Western Sahara conflict
 Mauritania (1975–1979)
 France (1977–1978)
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
 Algeria (1976)
1975 1979 PUK insurgency  Iraq PUK
1975 1990 Lebanese Civil War LF
 Syria (until 1976)
Tigers Militia
 Israel (1982)
 United States
LNM (until 1982)
LNRF (from 1982)
 PLO (1978–1983)
1975 1989 Cambodian–Vietnamese War  Vietnam
People's Republic of Kampuchea
Democratic Kampuchea
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
1975 Ongoing Insurgency in Laos  Laos
Hmong insurgents
 United States
1975 1975 Indonesian invasion of East Timor  Indonesia Fretilin / Falintil
1976 Early 1980s Rebellion of the Lost [pt] Brazil Brazil Rebels
1976 1983 Dirty War  Argentina Montoneros
1976 2005 Insurgency in Aceh  Indonesia Free Aceh Movement
1976 1980 Political violence in Turkey (1976–80) Right-wing groups:

Grey Wolves (MHP)

Left-wing groups:
Devrimci Yol
1977 1977 Safar uprising[51] Iraq Rebels
1977 1992 Mozambican Civil War FRELIMO RENAMO
1977 1977 Libyan–Egyptian War  Egypt  Libya
1977 1978 Ethio-Somali War Ethiopia
South Yemen
 Soviet Union
1977 1997 Chittagong Hill Tracts conflict  Bangladesh Flag of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Shanti Bahini.svg Shanti Bahini
1977 1977 Shaba I  Zaire
State of Katanga FNLC
1978 1978 Shaba II  Zaire
 United States
State of Katanga FNLC
1978 1978 1978 South Lebanon conflict  Israel
1978 1979 Uganda–Tanzania War  Tanzania
1978 1987 Chadian–Libyan conflict CAF
1978 Ongoing Kurdish–Turkish conflict  Turkey
1978 1982 NDF Rebellion  North Yemen NDF
1979 1979 Grand Mosque seizure  Saudi Arabia al-Ikhwan
1979 1979 1979 Herat uprising Afghanistan Army mutineers
1979 1979 Yemenite War of 1979  North Yemen  South Yemen
1979 1979 Iranian Revolution Revolution Council
Interim Government of Iran
Imperial State of Iran
1979 1979 1979 Khuzestan uprising Iran APCO


1979 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War  China  Vietnam
1979 1990 Sino-Vietnamese conflicts 1979–90  China  Vietnam
1979 1982 Islamist uprising in Syria  Syria Muslim Brotherhood of Syria
1979 1983 1979 Kurdish rebellion in Iran  Iran KDP-I
1979 1988 Al-Ansar insurgency  Iraq Iraqi Communist Party
1979 1980 1979–1980 Shia uprising in Iraq  Iraq Shiite rebels
1979 1989 Soviet–Afghan War Peshawar Seven
Tehran Eight
 Soviet Union
1979 1992 Salvadoran Civil War El Salvador FMLN


Start Finish Name of conflict Belligerents
Victorious party (if applicable) Defeated party (if applicable)
February 1980 24 March 1981 Second Eritrean Civil War Eritrean People's Liberation Front Flag of Eritrea (1952-1961).svg Eritrean Liberation Front
17 May 1980 Ongoing Internal conflict in Peru  Peru
Rondas Campesinas
Shining Path
Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement
18 May 1980 27 May 1980 Gwangju Uprising  South Korea Gwangju Settlement Committees
9 July 1980 10 July 1980 Nojeh coup plot  Iran Royalist Officers
August 1980 September 1980 Coconut War  Vanuatu
 Papua New Guinea
Nagriamel rebels
12 September 1980 Ongoing Maoist insurgency in Turkey  Turkey TKP/ML-TİKKO



Maoist Party Centre

1980 1988 Iran–Iraq War  Iraq
Supported by:
25 January 1981 5 February 1981 Paquisha War  Peru  Ecuador
6 February 1981 25 January 1986 Ugandan Bush War National Resistance Army Uganda National Liberation Army
8 February 1981 12 February 1981 1981 Entumbane uprising  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe African People's Union flag.svg ZIPRA
29 July 1981 1 August 1981 1981 Gambian coup d'état attempt  The Gambia
National Revolutionary Council
1982 Ongoing Casamance conflict  Senegal
 The Gambia
Casamance Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance
25 January 1982 1982 Amol uprising  Iran Union of Iranian Communists
2 April 1982 14 June 1982 Falklands War  United Kingdom  Argentina
1982 1982 Ndogboyosoi War  Sierra Leone SLPP
6 June 1982 June 1985 1982 Lebanon War Flag of Palestine - short triangle.svg PLO
Syria Syria
InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah
Lebanon Jammoul
Flag of the Amal Movement.svg Amal
Flag of Mourabitoun.gif Al-Mourabitoun
Flag of the Amal Movement.svg Islamic Amal
Flag of ASALA.png ASALA
Flag of Jihad.svg Al-Tawhid
Flag of Kurdistan Workers' Party 1978.svg PKK
Lebanon SLA
Lebanon Lebanese Front
18 February 1985 25 May 2000 Security Zone conflict InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah
Lebanon Jammoul
Flag of the Amal Movement.svg Amal
June 1982 August 1982 1982 Ethiopian–Somali Border War  Somalia  Ethiopia
Somali Salvation Democratic Front
18 April 1983 1983 Chadian–Nigerian War  Nigeria  Chad
5 June 1983 9 January 2005 Second Sudanese Civil War SPLA
Anyanya II
Eastern Coalition
23 July 1983 18 May 2009 Sri Lankan Civil War  Sri Lanka
India (1987–1990)
Tamil Tigers
September 1983 1985 Kurdish rebellion of 1983
Part of the Iran–Iraq War
Iraq Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK
25 October 1983 29 October 1983 Invasion of Grenada  United States
 Antigua and Barbuda
 Saint Lucia
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
13 April 1984 25 November 2003 Siachen conflict  India[52][53][54]  Pakistan
25 December 1985 30 December 1985 Agacher Strip War  Mali  Burkina Faso
13 January 1986 24 January 1986 South Yemen Civil War South Yemen Abdul Fattah Ismail's faction South Yemen Ali Nasir Muhammad's faction
15 April 1986 1986 United States bombing of Libya  United States  Libya
November 1986 1992 Surinamese Interior War  Suriname Jungle Commando

Tucayana Amazonas

1986 1987 Ciskei-Transkei conflict  Ciskei  Transkei
1987 1991 Singing Revolution Citizens of the Baltic States:
 Soviet Union
8 December 1987 1 November 1991
(or 13 September 1993)
First Intifada  Israel Unified National Leadership of the Uprising
Palestinian Islamic Jihad
1987 1989 1987–89 JVP insurrection  Sri Lanka JVP
1987 1987 1987 Sino-Indian skirmish Flag of India.svg India Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
1987 Ongoing Lord's Resistance Army insurgency  Uganda
 South Sudan
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
United Nations MONUC
 Central African Republic
Flag of Lord's Resistance Army.svg Lord's Resistance Army
1988 1988 1988 Maldives coup d'état Flag of India.svg India
Maldives Maldives
Bandera del PLOTE (Tàmils).svg People's Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam
Maldives Maldivian rebels
20 February 1988 12 May 1994 First Nagorno-Karabakh War  Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
1 December 1988 20 April 1998 Bougainville Civil War Autonomous Region of Bougainville Bougainville Revolutionary Army  Papua New Guinea
1989 1989 1989 Paraguayan coup d'état 1st Army Corps

Supported by:

United States

Government of Paraguay
1989 1989 1989 Philippine coup attempt Philippines
United States
Pro-Aquino protesters
Archdiocese of Manila
RAF Movement
Soldiers of the Filipino People
Pro-Marcos protesters
Iglesia ni Cristo
15 February 1989 30 April 1992 Civil war in Afghanistan (1989–92)
part of the war in afghanistan(1978–present)
Afghan Interim Government
Supported by:
Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
Supported by:
9 April 1989 18 July 1991 Mauritania–Senegal Border War  Mauritania  Senegal
13 July 1989 23 August 1996 KDPI insurgency (1989–96) Iran Iran KDP-I
13 July 1989 Ongoing Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
Part of the Kashmir conflict
 India Flag of Jihad.svg Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami
Flag of Jihad.svg Lashkar-e-Taiba

Jaishi-e-Mohammed.svg Jaish-e-Mohammed
Flag of Jihad.svg Hizbul Mujahideen
Harakat flag.png Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
Al-badr flag.png Al-Badr
Kashmir independent.svg Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front

16 December 1989 27 December 1989 Romanian Revolution Anti-Ceaușescu protestors
Romanian Army
Dissident members of the Communist Party
20 December 1989 31 January 1990 United States invasion of Panama  United States
Panama Panamanian opposition
24 December 1989 2 August 1997 First Liberian Civil War National Patriotic Front of Liberia
Supported by:
 United Nations
Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia

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