Global Conflicts 1970's-Present Day

Shots Fired All Around The World

Throughout the time period of 1970-2014, the world has had an abundance of conflicts amongst the societies, countries and religions of the world. From kidnapping to terrorist attacks there has been multiple incidents that have occurred over the years. This page will give you a diversity of photographs, texts, and multimedia videos emphasizing on some of the global conflicts from countries scattered around the world.

Ending of the First Sudanese Civil War 1955-1972

The First Sudanese War (also known as the Anyanya Rebellion) was a conflict that lasted through 1955- 1972 between the northern part of Sudan and the southern region that demanded representation and more regional autonomy.
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Vietnam War 1959-1973

The ending of the Vietnam War was in 1973. This war that had been going on for years (since 1959), was fought between North Vietnam- supported by the Soviet Union, China and other Communist allies - and the government of South Vietnam- supported by the United States and other anti-communist allies. North Vietnam won the war along with their allies and the U.S along with their troops were forced to surrender.

The Iranian Revolution 1979

The Iranian Revolution refers to events involving the overthrow of the Pahiavi Dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who was supported by the United States. It included demonstrations against the Shah commenced, it later developed into the campaign. The outcome of this revolution- an Islamic Republic.

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Soviet-Afghan War 1979-1989

The Soviet War in Afghanistan lasted nine years from December 1979 to February 1989. It was battled between Soviet-led Afghan forces against multinational insurgent groups called the Mujahideen, mostly composed of two alliances the Peshawar Seven and the Tehran Eight. The Peshawar Seven received military training in the neighboring places of Pakistan and China as well as weapons and billions of dollars from the United States. In the end the Mujahideen won the war with the assistance of its allies.
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Iran- Iraq War 1980-1988

The Iran- Iraq War was an armed conflict between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Ba'athist Republic of Iraq that lasted from September 1980 to August 1988, this puts it in the lead for the 20th Century's longest conventional war. It followed a long history of border disputes. The starting point of this war was when Iraq invaded Iran via and land. This war avoided the ceasefire called by the United Nations Security Council until August 20, 1988. It was finally put to rest by Resolution 598 which was agreed by both sides of the war.

Persian Gulf War 1990-1991

The Gulf War codenamed Operation Desert Shield, for the operations leading to the build up of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm was a war waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait. This war included naval and aerial bombardments followed by ground assaults. The war was won by the United States along with its largest contributing factors ( Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom).
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The Yogoslav Wars

War in Slovenia 1991

The Ten Day War or the Slovenian Independence War was a civil war in Yogoslavia that followed the Slovenian declaration of independence on June 25, 1991. It was fought between the Slovenian Territorial Defence and the Yugoslav People's Army in 1991, after Slovenia declared its independence, it lasted from June 27, 1991 until July 7, 1991, when the Brijuni Accords were signed.

Bosnian War 1992-1995

The Bosnian War was an international armed conflict that took place in Bosnia and Herzegoviana , the war involves several factions. The main beligerants were the Forces of the Republic of Bosnia and the other were the Heregoviana and those of the self proclaimes Bosnia Serb and Bosnian Croat entitles within Bosnia and were led and supplied by Serbia and Croatia respectively. This war was a result of the breakup of Yugoslavia. Bosnia won this war.
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Croatian War of Indepence 1991-1995

The Croatian War of Independence was fought between Croatia forces loyal to the government of Crotia, which had declared independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Serb-controlled Yugoslav People's Army and local Serb forces. The Dayton Agreement ended the war.

The Kosovo War 1998-1999

The Kosovo War was fought between the forces of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, consisting of the Republics of Montenegro and Serbia which controlled Kosovo before the war, and the Kosovo Albanian rebel group known as the Kosovo Liberation Army along with its support from the NATO. The war ended with the Kumanovo Treaty, with Yugoslav forces agreeing to withdraw from Kosovo to make way for international presence. Soon after this the Liberation Army disbanded.

Rwandan Genocide 1994

The Rwandan Genocide was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi and moderate Hutu in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority. During the approximate 100 day period from April 7, 1994 to mid July, an estimated 500,000- 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed, constituting as much as 20% of their population. The genocide was planned by members of the core political elite known as the akazu, many of whom occupied positions at top levels of the government Perpetrators came from the ranks of the Rwandan army, the National Police, and the Hutu civilian population.

Al-Qaeda 2001

"The Base" was founded by Osama Bin Laden along with many other militants, it includes stateless army. It is an extremist group and has been designated a terrorist organization by the United Nations Security Council, NATO, The European Union, The United States, Russia, India and various other countries. Al-Qaeda has carried out multiple attacks on targets that are considered kahr (threats). This group is famous for the September 11, 2001 attacks in the U.S. Where the Twin Towers were bombed by the use of air crafts.
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Dictatorship of Cuba 1976-2008

Fidel Castro, a Cuban politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and president from 1976-2008 had a dictatorship over the country of Cuba. Under his administration the Republic of Cuba became a one-party socialist state, industry and businesses were nationalized
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The War In Afghanistan 2001- Present Day

The Taliban, a group of radical Islamic Fundamentalists, had gained control over Afghanistan after the defeat of the Soviet Forces. They also allowed the use of the land for training camps for Al-Qaeda. After the September 11 attacks, the Taliban refused to surrender Osama Bin Laden. Because of this The United States, along with its allies invaded Afghanistan and overthrew the Taliban. They destroyed terrorist bases and established a democratic government in Afghanistan. The U.S. continues to have troops overseas to supervise Afghanistan.