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List of conflicts related to the Cold War


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_conflicts_related_to_the_Cold_War
Updated: 2017-07-29T08:41Z

While the Cold War itself never escalated into direct confrontation, there were a number of conflicts related to the Cold War around the globe, spanning the entirety of the period usually prescribed to it (1947–1991).[1][2]

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History of the Cold War

Origins of the Cold War
World War II
(Hiroshima and Nagasaki)
War conferences
Eastern Bloc
Western Bloc
Iron Curtain
Cold War (1947–53)
Cold War (1953–62)
Cold War (1962–79)
Cold War (1979–85)
Cold War (1985–91)
Frozen conflicts
Timeline  · Conflicts
  Historiography
ConflictStart dateEnd dateLocationRegion
DekemvrianaDecember 3, 1944January 11, 1945 Kingdom of GreeceSouthern Europe
Korean conflictAugust 15, 1945Ongoing North Korea
 South Korea
Eastern Asia
War in Vietnam (1945–46)September 13, 1945March 30, 1946 French IndochinaSoutheast Asia
Iran crisis of 1946November 15, 1945December 15, 1946 IranSouthern Asia
Greek Civil WarMarch 30, 1946October 16, 1949 Kingdom of GreeceSouthern Europe
Corfu Channel incidentMay 15, 1946November 13, 1946Straits of CorfuSouthern Europe
Chinese Civil War (post-WWII)March 31, 1946May 1, 1950 ChinaEastern Asia
Hukbalahap RebellionJuly 4, 1946May 17, 1954 PhilippinesSoutheast Asia
First Indochina WarDecember 19, 1946August 1, 1954 French IndochinaSoutheast Asia
1948 Czechoslovak coup d'étatFebruary 20, 1948February 25, 1948 CzechoslovakiaCentral Europe
Arab-Israeli Conflict (from 1948-1991)May 15, 1948Ongoing Israel
 Palestine
Western Asia
Malayan EmergencyJune 16, 1948July 12, 1960 Federation of MalayaSoutheast Asia
Berlin BlockadeJune 24, 1948May 12, 1949 Allied-occupied GermanyWestern Europe
Korean WarJune 25, 1950July 27, 1953 North Korea
 South Korea
Eastern Asia
Egyptian Revolution of 1952July 22, 1952July 26, 1952 Kingdom of EgyptNorth Africa
Uprising of 1953 in East GermanyJune 16, 1953June 17, 1953 East GermanyWestern Europe
Cuban RevolutionJuly 26, 1953January 1, 1959 CubaCaribbean
1953 Iranian coup d'étatAugust 15, 1953August 20, 1953 IranSouthern Asia
Laotian Civil WarNovember 9, 1953December 2, 1975 Kingdom of LaosSoutheast Asia
1954 Guatemalan coup d'étatJune 18, 1954June 27, 1954 GuatemalaCentral America
First Taiwan Strait CrisisSeptember 3, 1954May 1, 1955Taiwan StraitEastern Asia
Vietnam WarNovember 1, 1955April 30, 1975 North Vietnam
 South Vietnam
Southeast Asia
Poznań 1956 protestsJune 28, 1956June 30, 1956 Polish People's RepublicCentral Europe
Hungarian Revolution of 1956October 23, 1956November 10, 1956 Hungarian People's RepublicCentral Europe
Suez CrisisOctober 29, 1956November 7, 1956 EgyptNorth Africa
14 July RevolutionJuly 14, 1958July 14, 1958 Arab FederationWestern Asia
Second Taiwan Strait CrisisAugust 23, 1958October 6, 1958Taiwan StraitEastern Asia
1959 Tibetan uprisingMarch 10, 1959March 21, 1959 TibetCentral Asia
1960 U-2 incidentMay 1, 1960May 1, 1960 Soviet UnionEastern Europe
Congo CrisisJune 30, 1960November 25, 1965 CongoCentral Africa
Guatemalan Civil WarNovember 13, 1960December 19, 1996 GuatemalaCentral America
Portuguese Colonial WarFebruary 4, 1961April 25, 1974 Portuguese Angola
Portuguese Mozambique
Portuguese Guinea
Western/Southern Africa
Angolan War of IndependenceFebruary 4, 1961January 15, 1975 Portuguese AngolaSouthern Africa
Bay of Pigs InvasionApril 17, 1961April 19, 1961 CubaCaribbean
Berlin Crisis of 1961June 4, 1961November 9, 1961 East GermanyWestern Europe
Nicaraguan RevolutionJuly 23, 1961April 25, 1990 NicaraguaCentral America
Eritrean War of IndependenceSeptember 1, 1961May 29, 1991 EthiopiaEastern Africa
Cuban Missile CrisisOctober 14, 1962October 28, 1962 CubaCaribbean
Sino-Indian WarOctober 20, 1962November 21, 1962China/India borderSouthern Asia
Guinea-Bissau War of IndependenceJanuary 23, 1963September 11, 1974 Portuguese GuineaWestern Africa
1964 Brazilian coup d'étatJuly 4, 1964April 1, 1964 BrazilSouth America
Rhodesian Bush WarMarch 31, 1964December 12, 1979 RhodesiaSouthern Africa
Mozambican War of IndependenceSeptember 25, 1964September 8, 1974 Portuguese MozambiqueEastern Africa
Colombian conflictMay 27, 1964Present ColombiaSouth America
Dominican Civil WarApril 24, 1965September 3, 1965 Dominican RepublicCaribbean
United States occupation of the Dominican Republic (1965–66)April 28, 1965July 1, 1966 Dominican RepublicCaribbean
Indo-Pakistani War of 1965August 15, 1965September 23, 1965 IndiaIndian subcontinent
30 September MovementSeptember 30, 1965October 1, 1965 IndonesiaSoutheast Asia
Indonesian killings of 1965–66October 1, 1965March 1966 IndonesiaSoutheast Asia
South African Border WarAugust 26, 1966March 21, 1990 South-West Africa
Angola
Southern Africa
Namibian War of IndependenceAugust 26, 1966March 21, 1990 South-West AfricaSouthern Africa
Ñancahuazú GuerrillaNovember 3, 1966October 9, 1967 BoliviaSouth America
Greek military junta of 1967–74April 21, 1967July 23, 1974 GreeceSouthern Europe
Six-Day WarJune 5, 1967June 10, 1967 Egypt
 Syria
 Jordan
 Israel
Western Asia
War of AttritionJuly 1, 1967August 7, 1970Sinai PeninsulaWestern Asia
Communist Insurgency in MalaysiaJune 17, 1968December 2, 1989 MalaysiaSoutheast Asia
Warsaw Pact invasion of CzechoslovakiaAugust 20, 1968August 21, 1989 CzechoslovakiaEastern Europe
Sino-Soviet border conflictMarch 2, 1969September 11, 1969China/Soviet Union borderEastern Asia
1969 Libyan coup d'étatSeptember 1, 1969September 1, 1969 LibyaNorth Africa
1969 Somali coup d'étatOctober 21, 1969October 21, 1969 SomaliaEastern Africa
Black September in JordanSeptember 1, 1970July 1971 JordanWestern Asia
Cambodian Civil WarOctober 9, 1970April 17, 1975 CambodiaSoutheast Asia
First Quarter StormJanuary 1970March 1970 PhilippinesSoutheast Asia
Bangladesh Liberation WarMarch 26, 1971December 16, 1971 BangladeshSouthern Asia
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971December 3, 1971December 16, 1971 Bangladesh
Pakistan
Southern Asia
1973 Chilean coup d'étatSeptember 11, 1973September 11, 1973 ChileSouth America
Armed resistance in Chile (1973–90)September 11, 19731990 ChileSouth America
Yom Kippur WarOctober 6, 1973October 25, 1973 Egypt
 Syria
 Israel
Western Asia
Carnation RevolutionApril 25, 1974April 25, 1974 PortugalSouthern Europe
Ethiopian Civil WarNovember 28, 1974May 21, 1991 EthiopiaEastern Africa
Operation IndependenceFebruary 5, 1975September 28, 1977 ArgentinaSouth America
Cambodian–Vietnamese WarMay 1, 1975September 26, 1989 Cambodia
Vietnam
Thailand
Southeast Asia
Lebanese Civil WarApril 13, 1975October 13, 1990 LebanonNear East
Angolan Civil WarNovember 11, 1975April 4, 2002 AngolaSouthern Africa
Indonesian invasion of East TimorDecember 7, 1975July 17, 1976 East TimorSoutheast Asia
Operation EntebbeJuly 4, 1976July 4, 1976 UgandaWestern Africa
1976 Argentine coup d'étatMarch 24, 1976March 24, 1976 ArgentinaSouth America
Shaba IMarch 8, 1977May 26, 1977 Zaire (present day Democratic Republic of the Congo)Central Africa
Mozambican Civil WarMay 30, 1977October 15, 1992 MozambiqueSouthern Africa
Ethio-Somali WarJuly 13, 1977March 15, 1978 EthiopiaEastern Africa
Shaba IIMay 11, 1978June 1978 Zaire (present day Democratic Republic of the Congo)Central Africa
Korean Air Lines Flight 902April 20, 1978April 20, 1978 Soviet UnionEastern Europe
Iranian RevolutionJanuary 16, 1979February 1979 IranSouthern Asia
Sino-Vietnamese WarFebruary 17, 1979March 16, 1979 China /  Vietnam borderSoutheast Asia
Salvadoran Civil WarMay 9, 1979January 16, 1992 El SalvadorCentral America
Soviet war in AfghanistanDecember 24, 1979February 15, 1989 AfghanistanCentral Asia
Internal conflict in PeruMay 17, 1980Present PeruSouth America
1982 Ethiopian–Somali Border WarJune 23, 1982August 3, 1982 SomaliaEastern Africa
Korean Air Lines Flight 007September 1, 1983September 1, 1983 Soviet UnionEastern Asia
Invasion of GrenadaOctober 25, 1983December 15, 1983 GrenadaCaribbean
People Power RevolutionFebruary 22, 1986February 25, 1986 PhilippinesAsia
1986 United States bombing of LibyaApril 15, 1986April 15, 1986 LibyaNorth Africa
8888 UprisingMarch 12, 1988September 21, 1988 BurmaAsia
United States invasion of PanamaDecember 20, 1989January 31, 1990 PanamaCentral America
Revolutions of 1989March 9, 1989April 27, 1992Countries of the Eastern Bloc and Warsaw PactCentral/Eastern Europe
Tiananmen Square protests of 1989April 15, 1989June 4, 1989 ChinaEastern Asia
Velvet RevolutionNovember 17, 1989December 29, 1989 CzechoslovakiaCentral Europe
Mongolian Revolution of 1990December 10, 1989March 9, 1990 MongoliaCentral Asia
Romanian RevolutionDecember 16, 1989December 25, 1989 RomaniaCentral Europe
Gulf WarAugust 2, 1990February 28, 1991 IraqWestern Asia
Yugoslav WarsMarch 31, 1991November 12, 2001 YugoslaviaEastern Europe
1991 Soviet coup d'état attemptAugust 19, 1991August 21, 1991 Soviet UnionEastern Europe

See also

History of Communism (September 3, 1945 - December 31, 1992)

References

  1. ^ The Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War, Norman Friedman (1999) ISBN 978-1557502643
  2. ^ The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times, Odd Arne Westad (2005) ISBN 978-0521853644
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