Remembrance

 In General, Politics


…Great in theory.
But just to prove how little we do seem to remember – or indeed learn, here’s a list of conflicts around the globe since Armistice Day, 1918.

▪ 1918 Finnish Civil War
▪ 1918 – 1922 Russian Civil War
▪ 1918 Polish-Czech war in Teschen Silesia
▪ 1918 Viena expedition
▪ 1918 – 1919 Poland and Lwow against Westukrainian Republic
▪ 1918 – 1919 Great Poland Uprising, Provinz Posen against Germany
▪ 1919 Third Anglo-Afghan War
▪ 1919 First Silesian Uprising
▪ 1919 Aunus expedition
▪ 1919 – 1921 Polish-Soviet war Poland and Ukrainian Peoples Republic against Soviets
▪ 1919 – 1921 Anglo-Irish War / Irish War of Independence
▪ 1919 – 1922 “Turkish War of Independence”
▪ 1920 – 1922 Second Greco-Turkish War
▪ 1920 Second Silesian Uprising Silesian Poles against Germany
▪ 1921 Third Silesian Uprising Silesian Poles against Germany
▪ 1922 – 1923 Irish Civil War
▪ 1932 – 1935 Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay
▪ 1934 – 1936 Northern Expedition by Kuomintang
▪ 1935 – 1936 Second Italo-Abyssinian War
▪ 1936 – 1939 Spanish Civil War
▪ 1937 – 1945 Second Sino-Japanese War
▪ 1939 – 1945 World War II
▪ 1939 – 1940 Winter War; Part of WW II, Finland against Soviet Union
▪ 1941 – 1944 Continuation War; Part of WW II, Finland against Soviet Union
▪ 1944 – 1945 Lapland War; Part of WW II, Finland against Germany
▪ 1941 – 1945 Pacific War; Part of WW II, Japan against Australia and the United States
▪ 1941 – 1942 Border war between Ecuador and Peru
▪ 1944 – 1949 Greek Civil War
▪ 1945 – 1949 Chinese Civil War
▪ 1946 – 1954 First Indochina War
▪ 1947 – 1949 First Kashmir War between India and Pakistan
▪ 1948 – 1949 First Arab-Israeli War
▪ 1947 – Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan
▪ 1948 – Palestinian / Israeli conflict
▪ 1948 – 1960 Malayan Emergency
▪ 1950 – 1953 Korean War
▪ 1952 – 1960 Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya
▪ 1954 – 1962 Algerian War of Independence
▪ 1954 – 1964 Vietnamese Civil War
▪ 1955 – 1972 First Sudanese Civil War
▪ 1956 Suez Crisis (Second Arab-Israeli War)
▪ 1956 – 1959 Cuban Revolution
▪ 1960 – 1996 Guatemalan Civil War
▪ 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion (CIA-sponsored invasion attempt)
▪ 1961 – 1975 Angolan War of Independence
▪ 1962 – 1963 Sino-Indian War
▪ 1964 – 1973 Vietnam War
▪ 1964 – 1975 Mozambique’s War of Independence
▪ 1965 Second Kashmir War (Second Indo-Pakistani War)
▪ 1965 – 1996 Chad Civil War
▪ 1966 – 1988 Namibian War of Independence
▪ 1966 – Colombian Civil War
▪ 1967 Six-Day War (Third Arab-Israeli War)
▪ 1967 – 1970 Biafra War in Nigeria
▪ 1967 – 1975 Cambodian Civil War
▪ 1971 The Pakistani Civil War that becomes the Third Indo-Pakistani War
▪ 1973 Yom Kippur War (Fourth Arab-Israeli War)
▪ 1974 – 1991 Ethiopian Civil War
▪ 1975 – 1989 Angolan Civil War
▪ 1975 – 1991 Lebanese Civil War
▪ 1975 – 1998 War of Indepence in East Timor
▪ 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War
▪ 1979 – 1992 El Salvador Civil War
▪ 1977 – Somalian Civil War
▪ 1978 – Afghanistan Civil War
▪ 1978 – Communist coup of 1978
▪ 1978 – 1992 Civil war between Mujahideen and Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
▪ 1979 – 1989 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
▪ 1980 – 1988 Iran-Iraq War
▪ 1981 Border war between Ecuador and Peru
▪ 1982 Falklands War
▪ 1982 Lebanon War
▪ 1982 – 1984 Mozambique’s Ciwil War
▪ 1983 U.S.-sponsored invasion of Grenada
▪ 1983 – 2000 Civil War in Sri Lanka
▪ 1988 – 1994 Nagorno-Karabakh war between Armenia and Azerbaijan
▪ 1989 – 1990 United States invasion of Panama
▪ 1990 – 1991 Persian Gulf War
▪ 1990 – 1992 Rwanda Civil War
▪ 1991 – 2001 Yugoslav Wars
▪ 1991 Slovenian War
▪ 1991 – 1995 Croatian War
▪ 1992 – 1995 Bosnian War
▪ 1998 – 1999 Kosovo War
▪ 1991 – 1993 Georgian civil wars
▪ 1991 – 1992 South Ossetian war
▪ 1992 – 1994 Abkhazian War
▪ 1993 Georgian civil war, western Georgia
▪ 1991 – 1997 Sierra Leone Civil War
▪ 1993 – 1999 Burundi Civil War
▪ 1994 Yemen Civil War
▪ 1994 – 1996 First Chechen War
▪ 1995 Cenepa War between Peru and Ecuador
▪ 1996 – 1997 Liberian Civil War
▪ 1998 – 2000 Border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea
▪ 1999 Kargil Conflict
▪ 1999 – 2003 Second Liberian Civil War
▪ 1992 – 1993 Civil War between different tribal military forces
▪ 1994 – 2001 Civil War between Taliban movement and Northern alliance
▪ 1983 – Second Sudanese Civil War
▪ 1992 – Civil War in Algeria
▪ 1994 – Zapatista Revolution in Mexico
▪ 1995 – Second Ugandan Civil War
▪ 1996 – Civil War in Nepal
▪ 1999 – Second Chechen War
▪ 2001 Macedonian War
▪ 2001 – United States war in Afghanistan
▪ 2001 – Civil War in Côte d’Ivoire
▪ 2003 – Invasion of Iraq
▪ 2003 – Darfur conflict, Sudan
▪ 2004 – Haiti rebellion
▪ 2006 – Lebanon War
▪ 2008 – Second South Ossetia War

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