War Date Belligerents Result
World War II 1 October 1938 - 5 April 1946 Allies:
United Kingdom British Empire
  • British Raj British India
  • Australia Australia
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • South Africa South Africa
  • Canadian Red Ensign (1921–1957) Canada

France France
Soviet Union Soviet Union
United States United States (1941–)
Republic of China China (1937–)
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Belgium Belgium (1939–)
Luxembourg Luxembourg (1939–)
Netherlands Netherlands (1939–)
Norway Norway (1939–)
Denmark Denmark
Template:Country data Kingdom of Albania Albania (1939–)
Greece Greece (1939–)
Template:Country data Brazil Brazil
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974) Ethiopia
Flag of the Second Spanish Republic.svg Republican Spain (1938–1939)

Client and puppet states
People's Republic of Mongolia Mongolia
Tuvan People's Republic Tuvan People's Republic
Flag of the Philippines (navy blue) Philippines

Nazi Germany Germany
Japan Empire of Japan (1937–)
Kingdom of Italy Italy (1939–)
Kingdom of Hungary (1920–1946) Hungary
Template:Country data Romania Romania
Bulgaria Bulgaria----

Flag of Poland.svg Poland (1939–)
Estonia Estonia (1940–)
Latvia Latvia (1940–)
Lithuania Lithuania (1940–)
Thailand Thailand
Flag of Iraq (1921–1959) Iraq (1940)
Flag of Spain (1938 - 1945).svg Nationalist Spain (1938–1939)

Japan's puppets
Manchukuo Manchukuo
Mengjiang Mengjiang
Flag of the Republic of China-Nanjing (Peace, Anti-Communism, National Construction) China-Nanjing

Allied victory
  • Collapse of the Third Reich
  • Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires
  • Creation of the United Nations
  • Emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as superpowers
  • Beginning of the Cold War
Korean War 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953 United Nations UN Command:
South Korea South Korea
United States United States
North Korea North Korea
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Soviet Union Soviet Union
Military stalemate
  • North Korean invasions of South Korea repelled
  • Subsequent United Nations invasion of North Korea repelled
  • Subsequent Chinese–North Korean–Soviet invasion of South Korea repelled
  • Korean Armistice Agreement
  • Korean Demilitarized Zone established
  • North Korea gains city of Kaesong but loses a net total of 1,500 sq mi
    (3,900 km2) to South Korea
Vietnam War 1 November 1955 – 30 April 1975 United States United States
Flag of South Vietnam.svg Republic of Vietnam
Flag of Vietnam.svg North Vietnam
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China----

Supported by:

  • Soviet Union Soviet Union
North Vietnamese victory
  • Withdrawal of American-led forces from Indochina
  • Communist governments take power in South Vietnam, Laos
    and Cambodia
  • South Vietnam is annexed by North Vietnam
Hungarian Revolution of 1956 23 June - 11 November 1956 Kingdom of Hungary (1920–1946) Hungarian People's Republic

Soviet Union Soviet Union

Kingdom of Hungary (1920–1946) Hungarian Revolutionaries Soviet victory
  • Revolution crushed
Soviet War in Afghanistan 24 December 1979 – 15 February 1989 Soviet Union Soviet Union
Flag of Afghanistan (1987–1992).svg Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
Flag of Jihad.svg Afghan Mujahideen----

Supported by:

  • United States United States
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan
  • Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi-Arabia
  • Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
  • Germany West Germany
  • Geneva Accords of 1988
  • Withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan
  • Afghan Civil War continues
Iran-Iraq War 22 September 1980 – 20 August 1988 Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg Iraq Iran Iran Stalemate
  • Iraqi failure to annex territories on the east bank of the Shatt al-Arab
    and bolster Arab separatism in the region of Khuzestan
  • Iranian failure to invade and capture Iraqi territory and to topple Saddam Hussein
  • UNSC Resolution 598
Polish Revolution of 1981 13 December 1981 – 22 July 1983 Flag of Poland.svg Polish People's Republic

Soviet Union Soviet Union (1983)

Solidarity Movement:

  • Protestors

Anti-Communist Groups

Supported by:

  • United States United States (Financial support)
Soviet victory
  • Polish People's Republic fail to contain civil unrest; Soviet intervention in 1983
  • Continued resistance until 1989
Falklands War United Kingdom United Kingdom Argentina Argentina British victory
  • Status quo ante bellum in South Georgia and the Falklands
  • Argentine occupation of Southern Thule ended
  • Relations severed until 1989
  • Argentinian military government replaced with democratic government in October 1983
Invasion of Grenada United States United States
Caribbean Peace Force:
  • Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados
  • Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica
  • Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Flag of Grenada.svg PRG of Grenada
Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba
Military advisors:
  • Soviet Union Soviet Union
  • North Korea North Korea
  • Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany
  • Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria
  • Flag of Libya (1977–2011).svg Libya
U.S.-CPF victory
  • Grenadian dictatorship deposed
  • Cuban military presence defeated
  • Restoration of former government
Invasion of Panama 20 December 1989 – 31 January 1990 United States United States Flag of Panama.svg Panama U.S. victory
  • Dictator Manuel Noriega deposed
Afghan civil war
First Gulf War 2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991 United Nations UN Coalition:
United States United States
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia
Flag of Iraq (1991–2004).svg Iraq Decisive coalition victory
  • Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait
  • Kuwaiti monarchy restored
  • Sanctions against Iraq
  • Heavy casualties and destruction of Iraqi and Kuwaiti infrastructure
  • Establishment of Iraqi no-fly zones
First Soviet-Georgian War Soviet Union Soviet Union
Flag of South Ossetia.svg South Ossetia
Flag of Abkhazia.svg Abkhazia
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg Georgia Soviet victory
  • Expulsion of ethnic Georgians from South Ossetia and the Kodori Gorge
  • Annexation of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by the Soviet Union
  • Soviet military bases established in Abkhazia and South Ossetia
War in Chechnya 26 August 1999 – 15 April 2009 Soviet Union Soviet Union Flag of Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.svg Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (1995–2001)
Flag of the Caucasian Emirate.svg Caucasian Emirate (2001–present)
Soviet victory
  • Establishment of a pro-Soviet Chechen government
  • Territorial integrity of the Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics is preserved
  • Ongoing low-level insurgency
War in Afghanistan 29 September 2001 – 28 December 2008 Flag of Afghanistan (1931–1973).svg Afghanistan
Flag of the International Security Assistance Force.svg ISAF:* United States United States
Flag of Taliban.svg Taliban Coalition victory
  • Destruction of al-Qaeda training camps
  • Fall of the Taliban government
  • Death of Osama bin Laden
  • Death of Mullah Muhammed Omar
  • Restoration of the Kingdom of Afghanistan under Mohammed Zahir Shah
  • High-level Taliban insurgency (2002–2008)
  • Ongoing low-level insurgency (since 2008)
Second Soviet-Georgian War 15 August – 28 August 2009 Soviet Union Soviet Union Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia----

Supported by:

  • United States United States
Soviet victory
  • President Mikheil Saakashvili deposed
  • Pro-Soviet interim government under Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili assumes office
Libyan Civil War 15 February – 23 July 2011 Overthrow of Gaddafi government
  • UNSC Resolution 1973 results in NATO intervention
  • Assumption of interim control by National Transitional Council (NTC)
  • Restoration of the Kingdom of Libya and the Senussi dynasty,
    with King Mohammed I as head of state
  • Deployment of UN peacekeepers (UNLFOR)
Syrian Civil War 15 March 2011 – present Flag of Syria.svg Syrian government----

Supported by:
Soviet Union Soviet Union
Iran Iran

Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg Syrian National Coalition Ongoing

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