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List Of Cold War Battles

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List of every major Cold War battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Cold War battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Cold War, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Cold War list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Cold War battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List contains battles like Korean War, Vietnam War.


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    14 July Revolution

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    • Locations: Iraq
    • Part of: Cold War
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    17 July Revolution

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    • Part of: Cold War
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    • Locations: Hungary
    • Part of: Cold War
    • Combatants: Hungary, Soviet Union
    • Commanders: Ivan Konev
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    1961 F-84 Thunderstreak incident

    1961 F-84 Thunderstreak incident
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    • Locations: German Democratic Republic
    • Part of: Cold War
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    1966 Syrian coup d'état

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    • Locations: Syria
    • Part of: Cold War
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    1970 Syrian Corrective Revolution

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    • Locations: Syria
    • Part of: Cold War
    • Commanders: Mustafa Tlass, Hafez al-Assad
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    1971 Ugandan coup d'état

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    • Locations: Heiloo, Netherlands
    • Part of: Cold War
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    1973 Chilean coup d'état

    1973 Chilean coup d'état
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    • Locations: Chile
    • Part of: Cold War
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    Aden Emergency

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    • Locations: Middle East
    • Part of: Cold War
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    Angolan Civil War
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    • Locations: Angola
    • Part of: Cold War, South African Border War
    • Events: Battle of Cassinga, Battle of Quifangondo, Battle of Cuito Cuanavale
    • Combatants: China, Sweden, UNITA, United States of America, National Liberation Front of Angola, + more
    • Commanders: Gerald Ford, Fidel Castro
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    1963 Syrian coup d'état

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    • Locations: Syria
    • Part of: Cold War
    • Commanders: Hafez al-Assad
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    Bangladesh Liberation War
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    • Locations: East Pakistan
    • Part of: Cold War
    • Events: Operation Cactus Lilly, Battle of Garibpur, Operation Searchlight, Operation Barisal, Operation Trident, + more
    • Combatants: Bangladesh, Pakistan, India
    • Commanders: Tikka Khan, Sam Manekshaw, Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, Jagjit Singh Aurora
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    Battle of Kohima
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    • Locations: Kohima, India
    • Part of: Cold War, Burma Campaign, World War II
    • Events: Battle of the Tennis Court
    • Combatants: Empire of Japan, British Raj
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    Bay of Pigs Invasion
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    • Locations: Bay of Pigs
    • Part of: Cold War
    • Combatants: United States of America, Cuba, Soviet Union
    • Commanders: Fidel Castro, Che Guevara
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    Black September in Jordan

    Black September in Jordan
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    • Locations: Jordan
    • Part of: Cold War
    • Combatants: Jordan, Pakistan, Iraq, Israel, Palestine Liberation Organization, + more
    • Commanders: Hafez al-Assad, Yasser Arafat
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    Blue House Raid

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    • Locations: Blue House, South Korea
    • Part of: Cold War, Korean War
    • Combatants: South Korea, United States of America, North Korea
    • Commanders: Kim Il-sung
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    Ñancahuazú Guerrilla

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    • Locations: Bolivia
    • Part of: Cold War
    • Combatants: Bolivia
    • Commanders: Che Guevara
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    Cambodian–Vietnamese War
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    • Locations: Southern Vietnam
    • Part of: Cold War, Israeli–Lebanese conflict, Sino-Vietnamese War, Israeli–Palestinian conflict
    • Events: Vietnamese border raids in Thailand, Sino-Vietnamese War
    • Combatants: China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, + more
    • Commanders: Le Duc Anh, Heng Samrin, Khieu Samphan, Pol Pot, Son Sann, + more
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    Caribbean Peace Force
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    • Locations: Grenada
    • Part of: Cold War
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    Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
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    • Locations: North America
    • Part of: Cold War
    • Combatants: Bulgaria, Soviet Union, Iraq, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Romania, + more
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