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).svg 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).svg Ethiopia
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).svg 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----

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

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

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
Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
Afghan Mujahideen----

Supported by:

  • United States United States
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Pakistan
  • Saudi-Arabia
  • 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 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 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:
  • Barbados
  • Jamaica
  • Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
PRG of Grenada
Military advisors:
  • Soviet Union Soviet Union
  • North Korea North Korea
  • East Germany
  • Bulgaria
  • 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 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
Saudi Arabia
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
South Ossetia
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 Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (1995–2001)
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 Afghanistan
ISAF:* United States United States
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 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 Syrian government----

Supported by:
Soviet Union Soviet Union
Iran Iran

Syrian National Coalition Ongoing

See also

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