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This is a list of invasions ordered by date. An invasion is a military action consisting of armed forces of one geopolitical entity willfully entering territory controlled by another such entity.

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2000–presentEdit

1945–1999Edit

Invasion Invading forces Counter-invasion forces
1999 invasion of Chechnya   Russia   Chechen Republic of Ichkeria
1999 invasion of India   Pakistan   India
1998 invasion of DR Congo   Uganda
  Rwanda
  Burundi
  DR Congo
1998 invasion of Ethiopia   Eritrea   Ethiopia
1994 invasion of Chechnya   Russia   Chechen Republic of Ichkeria
1994 invasion of Haiti   United States   Haiti
1992 invasion of Nagorno Karabakh   Azerbaijan   Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh)
  Armenia
1991 invasion of Iraq   United States
  United Kingdom
  Saudi Arabia
  Egypt
  Syria
  Iraq
1990 invasion of Kuwait   Iraq   Kuwait
1989 invasion of Panama   United States   Panama
1988 invasion of Spratly Islands   China   Vietnam
1983 invasion of Grenada   United States   Grenada
1982 invasion of Lebanon   Israel   Lebanon
1982 invasion of Falklands   Argentina   United Kingdom
1980 invasion of Iran   Iraq   Iran
1979 invasion of Thailand   Vietnam   Thailand
1979 invasion of Vietnam   China   Vietnam
1979 invasion of Uganda   Tanzania   Uganda
1978 invasion of Cambodia   Vietnam   Cambodia
1978 invasion of Tanzania   Uganda   Tanzania
1978 invasion of Lebanon   Israel   Lebanon
1977 invasion of Ethiopia   Somalia   Ethiopia
1976 invasion of Lebanon   Syria   Lebanon
1976 invasion of Paracel Islands   China   Vietnam
1975 invasion of East Timor   Indonesia   East Timor
1975 invasion of Spanish Sahara   Morocco   Spain
1975 invasion of Koh Poulo Wai   Vietnam   Cambodia
1975 invasion of Thổ Chu Islands   Cambodia   Vietnam
1975 invasion of South Vietnam   North Vietnam   South Vietnam
1974 invasion of Cyprus   Turkey   Cyprus
1974 invasion of Paracel Islands   China   South Vietnam
1973 Invasion of Israel   Egypt
  Syria
  Israel
1972 invasion of South Vietnam   North Vietnam   South Vietnam
1971 invasion of Laos[1]   South Vietnam
  United States
  North Vietnam
1971 invasion of East Pakistan   India and "East Bengal"   Pakistan (west) and   Pakistan (East)
1971 invasion of East Pakistan   Pakistan (West)   India (West frontier)
1971 invasion of East Pakistan   Pakistan (West)   Pakistan ("East Bengal")
1970 invasion of Cambodia   North Vietnam   Khmer Republic
1970 invasion of Cambodia [2][3][4]   United States
  South Vietnam
  North Vietnam
Football War   El Salvador   Honduras
1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia   Soviet Union
  Bulgaria
  Hungary
  Poland
  Czechoslovakia
1968 invasion of South Vietnam   North Vietnam   South Vietnam
1967 invasion of Sikkim   China   India
  Sikkim
1967 invasions of Biafra   Nigeria   Biafra
1967 invasions of Biafra   Biafra   Nigeria
1967 invasion of Egypt   Israel   Egypt
1967 invasion Syria   Israel   Syria
1967 invasion of Jordan   Israel   Jordan
1965 invasion of Pakistan   India   Pakistan
1965 invasion of India   Pakistan   India
1965 invasion of Dominican Republic   United States   Dominican Republic
1964 invasion of the Kokkina enclave   Greece
  Cyprus
  Turkey
1962 invasion of India   China   India
1961 invasion of New Guinea   Indonesia   Netherlands
1961 invasion of Portuguese India   India   Portugal
1961 invasion of Cuba   United States   Cuba
1958 invasion of Laos   North Vietnam   Laos
1957 Moroccan invasion of Spanish Sahara   Morocco   Spain,   France
1956 invasion of Hungary   Soviet Union   Hungary
1956 invasion of Egypt   France
  United Kingdom
  Israel
  Egypt
1954 invasion of Dadra and Nagar Haveli   India   Portugal
1951 invasion of North Korea   United States
  South Korea
  North Korea
1951 invasion of South Korea   China
  North Korea
  South Korea
1950 invasion of North Korea   United States
  South Korea
  North Korea
1950 invasion of South Korea   North Korea   South Korea
1950 invasion of Tibet   China   Tibet
1948 Indian invasion of Hyderabad   Dominion of India   Hyderabad State
1948 invasion of Palestine   Israel   Palestine
1948 invasion of Israel   Egypt
  Jordan
  Iraq
  Syria
  Israel
1947 invasion of Jammu and Kashmir   Dominion of India   Dominion of Pakistan
  Jammu and Kashmir
1946 invasion of Vietnam   France   Vietnam
1945 invasion of Vietnam   France   Vietnam

World War II (1939–1945)Edit

Invasion Invading forces Counter-invasion forces
1945 invasion of occupied Asia   United States
  Soviet Union
  Vietnam
  United Kingdom
  Mongolia
  Japan
1945 invasion of occupied Europe   Soviet Union
  Poland
  Germany
1945 invasion of Croatia   Soviet Union   Croatia
1945 invasion of Slovakia   Soviet Union   Slovakia
1945 invasion of Italy   United States
  United Kingdom
  Italy
1944 invasion of Azad Hind   United Kingdom   Azad Hind
1944 invasion of Bulgaria   Soviet Union   Bulgaria
1944 invasion of Yugoslavia   Soviet Union   Yugoslavia
1944 invasion of occupied Europe   United States
  Soviet Union
  United Kingdom
  Canada
  Germany
1944 invasion of Greece   United Kingdom   Greece
1944 invasion of Albania   Soviet Union   Albania
1944 invasion of the Pacific   United States   Japan
1944 invasion of East Asia   Japan   China
1944 invasion of Romania   Soviet Union   Romania
1944 invasion of Hungary   Germany   Hungary
1943 invasion of Italy   United Kingdom
  United States
  Canada
  Italy
1943 invasion of the Pacific   Japan   United States
1942 invasion of North Africa   United States
  United Kingdom
  France
1942 invasion of Solomon Islands   United States
  Australia
  Japan
1942 invasion of Alaska   Japan   United States
1942 invasion of Vichy France   Germany   France
1942 invasion of Madagascar   United Kingdom   France
1942 invasion of UK Pacific   Japan   United Kingdom
1941 invasion of East Indies   Japan   Netherlands
1941 invasion of US Pacific   Japan   United States
1941 invasion of UK Pacific   Japan   United Kingdom
1941 invasion of Sarawak   Japan   Kingdom of Sarawak
1941 invasion of Thailand   Japan   Thailand
1941 invasion of the Soviet Union   Germany
  Italy
  Romania
  Hungary
  Slovak Republic
  Croatia
  Finland
  Soviet Union
1941 invasion of Indochina   Thailand   France
1941 invasion of Iran   Soviet Union
  United Kingdom
  Iran
1941 invasion of Syria   United Kingdom   Syria
1941 invasion of Lebanon   United Kingdom   Lebanon
1941 invasion of Indochina   Japan   Vietnam
1941 invasion of Greenland   United States   Greenland
1941 invasion of Yugoslavia   Germany
  Italy
  Bulgaria
  Hungary
  Yugoslavia
1941 invasion of Vietnam   Japan   Vietnam
1941 invasion of Portuguese Timor   Australia
  Netherlands
  Portugal
1940 invasion of Albania   Greece   Albania
1940 invasion of Egypt   Italy
  Germany
  Bulgaria
  Egypt
1940 invasion of Greece   Italy
  Germany
  Bulgaria
  Greece
1940 invasion of Sudan   Italy   Sudan
1940 invasion of Kenya   Italy   Kenya
1940 invasion of Somaliland   Italy   Somaliland
1940 invasion of Vietnam   Japan   France
1940 invasion of Iceland   United Kingdom   Iceland
1940 invasion of Faroe Islands   United Kingdom   Denmark
1940 invasion of Denmark   Germany   Denmark
1940 invasion of Norway   Germany   Norway
1940 invasion of Belgium   Germany   Belgium
1940 invasion of France   Germany
  Italy
  France
1940 invasion of Luxembourg   Germany   Luxembourg
1940 invasion of the Netherlands   Germany   Netherlands
1940 invasion of the Channel Islands   Germany   United Kingdom
1939 invasion of China   Japan   China
1939 invasion of Finland   Soviet Union   Finland
1939 invasion of Lithuania   Soviet Union   Lithuania
1939 invasion of Latvia   Soviet Union   Latvia
1939 invasion of Estonia   Soviet Union   Estonia
1939 invasion of French colonies   Japan   France
1939 invasion of Poland   Soviet Union   Poland
1939 invasion of Poland   Germany
  Slovak Republic
  Poland

Interwar (1918–1939)Edit

World War I (1914–1918)Edit

Invasion Invading forces Counter-invasion forces
1917 invasion of Hungary   United Kingdom   Austria-Hungary
1916 invasion of Romania   Germany   Romania
1916 invasion of Austria-Hungary   Romania   Austria-Hungary
1916 invasion of Vietnam   France   Vietnam
1915 invasion of Russia   Germany
  Austria-Hungary
  Russia
1915 invasion of Montenegro   Austria-Hungary   Montenegro
1915 invasion of Serbia   Austria-Hungary
  Bulgaria
  Germany
  Serbia
1915 invasion of Ottoman Empire   United Kingdom
  Russia
  Ottoman Empire
1915 invasion of Serbia   Austria-Hungary   Serbia
1915 invasion of SW Africa   South Africa   South-West Africa
1914 invasion of German Pacific   Japan   Germany
1914 invasion of France   Germany   France
1914 invasion of East Africa   India   East Africa
1914 invasion of Tsingtao   Japan
  United Kingdom
  Germany
1914 invasion of New Guinea   Australia   New Guinea
1914 invasion of Samoa   New Zealand   Samoa
1914 invasion of Kamerun   United Kingdom
  France
  Belgium
  Kamerun
1914 invasion of Galicia   Russia   Austria-Hungary
1914 invasion of Germany   Russia   Germany
1914 invasion of Serbia   Austria-Hungary   Serbia
1914 invasion of South Africa   Germany   South Africa
1914 invasion of Togoland   France
  United Kingdom
  Togoland
1914 invasion of Alsace   France   Germany
1914 invasion of Belgium   Germany   Belgium
1914 invasion of Luxembourg   Germany   Luxembourg

See also: World War I timeline

1800–1915Edit

Invasion Invading forces Counter-invasion forces
1915 invasion of Haiti   United States   Haiti
1913 invasion of Bulgaria   Serbia
  Romania
  Greece
  Montenegro
  Ottoman Empire
  Bulgaria
1912 invasion of Macedonia   Bulgaria
  Serbia
  Greece
  Montenegro
  Albania
  Ottoman Empire
1911 invasion of Libya   Italy   Ottoman Empire
1910 invasion of Korea   Japan   Korea
1910 invasion of Tibet   China   Tibet
1904 invasion of Russia   Japan   Russia
1904 invasion of Tibet   India   Tibet
1903 invasion of Bolivia   Brazil   Bolivia
1900 invasion of China   United Kingdom
  Russia
  Japan
  United States
  France
  Germany
  Italy
  Austria-Hungary
  China
1898 invasion of the Philippines   United States   Philippines
1898 invasion of Spain   United States   Spain
1897 invasion of Greece   Ottoman Empire   Greece
1897 invasion of Crete   Greece   Ottoman Empire
1895 invasion of Ethiopia   Italy   Ethiopia
1895 invasion of Taiwan   Japan   Taiwan
1894 invasion of Korea   Japan   Korea
1894 invasion of China   Japan   China
1893 invasion of Hawaii   United States   Hawaii

French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1792–1815)Edit

Conflict Invasive force Defensive force
1813 invasion of France   Spain
  United Kingdom
  Portugal
  France
1812 invasion of Russia   France
  Austria
  Prussia
  Russia
1811 invasion of Java   United Kingdom   France
1810 invasion of Mauritius   United Kingdom   France
1810 invasion of Portugal   France   Portugal
  United Kingdom
1810 invasion of Guadeloupe   United Kingdom   France
1809 invasion of Sweden   Russia   Sweden
1809 invasion of Flanders   United Kingdom   France
1809 invasion of Portugal   France   Portugal
  United Kingdom
1809 invasion of Martinique   United Kingdom   France
1808 invasion of Spain   France   Spain
1807 invasion of Portugal   France
  Spain
  Portugal
1805 invasion of Bavaria   Austria   Bavaria
1800 invasion of Piedmont   France Piedmont
Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland (1799)   Great Britain
  Russia
  Holland
  France
1799 invasion of Ionian Islands   Russia
  Ottoman Empire
  France
1798 invasion of Vietnam   France Vietnam
1798 invasion of Ireland   France   Ireland
1798 invasion of Egypt   France   Ottoman Empire
1798 invasion of Malta   France   Order of St. John of Jerusalem
1795 invasion of France   Great Britain   France
1795 invasion of Ceylon   Great Britain   Batavian Republic
1795 invasion of Bavaria   France   Bavaria
1794 invasion of Holland   France   Dutch Republic
1794 invasion of Dutch Austria   France   Austria
1793 invasion of the Kingdom of Sardinia   France   Sardinia
1793 invasion of Breda   France Breda

See also: French Revolutionary Wars, Napoleonic Wars

1700–1792Edit

1600–1699Edit

1500–1599Edit

1300–1499Edit

Timurid invasionsEdit

1200–1299Edit

Mongol invasionsEdit

900–1199Edit

Before 900Edit

Muslim conquestsEdit

Punic WarsEdit

Macedonian invasionsEdit

Peloponnesian WarEdit

431–404 BC multiple invasions of Athens and allies by Sparta and allies; multiple invasions of Spartan allies by Athens and allies

Persian invasions of GreeceEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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