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The shortest war in history. Part 3

The shortest war in history. Part 3

Against the backdrop of the Seven Years', Thirty or even the Hundred Years War, all other global confrontation seem quite minor. However, many lightning battles influenced the development of the modern world to a much greater extent.

Previous material you can see here: Part 1 and Part 2.

Falklands war 1982 of the year

The shortest war in history. Part 3

cause bitter, although brief, confrontation of Argentina and the United Kingdom began to Falkland Islands. Prichem us so, nor the other side of the war, this conflict is not officially recognized, describing what is happening "regaining control of its legitimate territory".

In less than 74 day British troops won a decisive victory, leaving control of the Falklands for a.

Sino-Vietnamese War 1979 of the year

The shortest war in history. Part 3

The armed conflict between China and Vietnam went down in history as the the first war among socialist countries. Despite numerous political notes and warnings, Vietnamese troops invaded Cambodia. China reacted immediately: because the higher ranks of the ruling party were, of course, extremely interested in the emergence of a strong state borders, what could well become Vietnam.

According to independent experts, for 27 days of war both sides lost about 40 000 soldier. He graduated from the fighting as strange, as it began. China claimed, that all tasks were carried out during military operations. Vietnam also reported to the extremely successful reflection of all enemy attacks. won all.

Serbian-Bulgarian War 1885 of the year

The shortest war in history. Part 3

In November 1885 King of Serbia declared war on Bulgaria. The conflict became disputed territory — Bulgaria joined the small Turkish province of Eastern Rumelia. Strengthening Bulgaria threatened influence in the Balkans, Austria-Hungary, and the empire of Serbs made a puppet for the neutralization of Bulgaria.

for 2 Time fighting on both sides of the conflict were killed two thousand people, about nine thousand were injured. Peace was signed in Bucharest 7 December 1885 of the year. According to the results of a formal peace was declared the winner of Bulgaria. No redistribution of boundaries was not, but de facto unification of Bulgaria with Eastern Rumelia was recognized. The duration of the war was 14 days.

The US invasion of Grenada 1983 of the year

The shortest war in history. Part 3

The operation, code-named US "flash of fury" started 25 October 1983 of the year. The official reason for the war was "to restore stability in the region and the protection of American citizens". Grenada - a small island in the Caribbean, mainly its population consists of black Christians. The island was first colonized by France, then Britain, and 1974 It became an independent.

TO 1983 year triumphed in Grenada communist sentiment, State to make friends with the Soviet Union, and in the United States feared a repeat of the Cuban script. When the coup, and the power in the government of Grenada captured Marxists, US launched an invasion.

Operation cost a little blood: for 3 day on both sides of losses did not exceed one hundred. Odnako infrastructure in Grenada suffered Serezno. A month later, the US paid Grenada 110 million. dollars compensation, and the party won the local elections the Conservatives.

Portuguese-Indian War

The shortest war in history. Part 3

In the historiography of the conflict is known as the Indian annexation of Goa. The war was action, which initiated the Indian side. In mid-December, India conducted a massive military invasion of the Portuguese colony in the south of the Indian subcontinent.

Fighting continued 2 day and were carried out on three sides — the territory was bombed from the air, in Mormugao Bay three Indian frigate broke a few Portuguese fleet, and on the ground a few divisions invaded Goa.

Portugal still believes, that India's actions were an attack; the other party to the conflict calls this operation Liberation. Portugal officially surrendered 19 December 1961 of the year, one and a half days after the war began.

On this I have all. I suggest to watch the video, where all these events are collected in chronological order.

/Artem Kuznetsov /

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