eBook Conflict Since World War II, 1st Edition

  • James Ciment
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  • ISBN-10: 0765682699
  • ISBN-13: 9780765682697
  • DDC: 909.82
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1488 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

This illustrated reference presents descriptions and analyses of nearly 200 significant post–World War II conflicts around the globe. Organized by region for ease of access, Encyclopedia of Conflicts Since World War II provides clear, in-depth explanations of events not covered in such detail in any other reference source. Including more than 180 detailed maps and 150 photos, the encyclopedia highlights the conflicts that dominate today’s headlines and the events that changed the course of late twentieth–century history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Conflicts Since World War II: Table of Contents.
Introduction: Conflicts Since World War II.
A-Z Entries.
1: Afghanistan: Civil War, 1989.
2: Afghanistan: Soviet Invasion, 1979–1989.
3: Afghanistan: U.S. and NATO Invasion, 2001–.
4: African Union.
5: Albania: Civil Conflict, 1990s.
6: Algeria: Fundamentalist Struggle Since 1992.
7: Algeria: War of National Liberation, 1954–1962.
8: Angola: First War with UNITA, 1975–1992.
9: Angola: Second War with UNITA, 1992–2002.
10: Angola: Struggle over Cabinda Since 1960.
11: Angola: War of National Liberation, 1961–1974.
12: Anticolonialism.
13: ANZUS Pact.
14: Arab League.
15: Argentina: Dirty War, 1960s–1970s.
16: Argentina: Falklands/Malvinas War, 1982.
17: Armenia: Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict, 1990s.
18: Bahrain: Anti-Regime Uprising, 2011.
19: Bolivia: Revolution, 1952.
20: Bosnia: Civil War, 1992–1995.
21: Brazil: Generals' Coup, 1964.
22: Burkina Faso: Coups, 1966–1987.
23: Burundi: Ethnic Strife, 1962–2006.
24: Cambodia: Civil Wars, 1968–1998.
25: Cambodia: U.S. Interventions, 1969–1973.
26: Cambodia: Vietnamese Invasion, 1978–1979.
27: Canada: Quebec Separatist Movement, 1960–1987.
28: Central African Republic: Coups Since 1966.
29: Central Treaty Organization (Baghdad Pact).
30: Chad: Civil Wars, 1960s–2000s.
31: Chad: War with Libya, 1986–1987.
32: Chile: Coup Against Allende, 1973.
33: China: Border Clash with the Soviet Union, 1969.
34: China: Border War with India, 1962.
35: China: Civil War/Revolution, 1927–1949.
36: China: Invasion of Tibet, 1950–1959.
37: China: Quemoy and Matsu, 1954–1958.
38: China: Tiananmen Violence, 1989.
39: China: War with Vietnam, 1979.
40: Cold War Confrontations.
41: Colombia: Internal Insurgencies, 1970s–2000s.
42: Comoros: Coups, 1980s.
43: Congo, Democratic Republic of: Invasions and Internal Strife Since 1998.
44: Congo, Democratic Republic of: Kabila Uprising, 1996–1997.
45: Congo, Democratic Republic of: Post-Independence Wars, 1960–1965.
46: Congo, Republic of: Civil Conflict, 1997.
47: Coups.
48: Croatia: War with Serbia, 1991–1995.
49: Cuba: Bay of Pigs Invasion, 1961.
50: Cuba: Communist Revolution, 1956–1959.
51: Cuba: Missile Crisis, 1962.
52: Cyprus: Communal Conflict Since 1955.
53: Czechoslovakia: Coup, 1948.
54: Czechoslovakia: Soviet Invasion, 1968.
55: Djibouti: Civil Conflict, 1991–2000.
56: Dominican Republic: Coup and U.S. Invasion, 1965.
57: East Timor: Independence Struggle, 1974–2002.
58: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
59: Ecuador: Border Dispute with Peru, 1941-1998.
60: Egypt: Anti-Mubarak Uprising, 2011.
61: Egypt: Nasser Coup and Its Legacy, 1952–1970.
62: Egypt: Sinai War, 1956.
63: Egypt: War of Attrition, 1967–1970.
64: El Salvador: Civil Wars, 1970s–1980s.
65: El Salvador: Soccer War with Honduras, 1969.
66: Eritrea: Border War with Ethiopia, 1998–2000.
67: Eritrea: War for Independence, 1958–1991.
68: Ethiopia: Civil War, 1978–1991.
69: Ethiopia: Revolution, 1974–1978.
70: Ethiopia: War with Somalia, 1977–1978.
71: Ethnic and Religious Conflicts.
72: European Defense Community (EDC), 1952–1954.
73: Fiji: Ethnic Conflict and Coups Since 1987.
74: Georgia: Civil War, 1990s.
75: Georgia: South Ossetia War with Russia, 2008.
76: Germany: Berlin Crises, 1948–1949 and 1958–1962.
77: Germany: East German Uprising, 1953.
78: Ghana: Rawlings Coups, 1979–1981.
79: Greece: Civil War, 1944–1949.
80: Grenada: U.S. Invasion, 1983.
81: Guatemala: Civil War, 1970s–1990s.
82: Guatemala: Coup Against Arbenz, 1954.
83: Guinea: Coup and Massacre, 2008–2009.
84: Guinea-Bissau: Civil War, 1998–2000.
85: Guinea-Bissau: War of National Liberation, 1962–1974.
86: Guyana: Ethnic Conflict, 1960–1992.
87: Haiti: Civil Conflict, 1990s–2000s.
88: Hungary: Soviet Invasion, 1956.
89: India: Ethnic and Separatist Violence in Assam Since 1979.
90: India: Invasion of Goa, 1961.
91: India: Jammu and Kashmir Violence Since 1947.
92: India: Naxalite Maoist Uprising Since 1967.
93: India: Nuclear Standoff with Pakistan Since 1998.
94: India: Partition Violence, 1947.
95: India: Sikh Uprising, 1970s and 1980s.
96: India: War with Pakistan, 1965.
97: India: War with Pakistan and Bangladeshi Independence, 1971.
98: Indonesia: Aceh Separatist Conflict Since 1976.
99: Indonesia: Communist and Suharto Coups, 1965–1966.
100: Indonesia: Irian Jaya Separatist Conflict Since 1964.
101: Indonesia: Wars of Independence, 1945–1949.
102: International Arms Trade.
103: International Criminal Court.
104: Invasions and Border Disputes.
105: Iran: Coup Against Mossadegh, 1953.
106: Iran: Islamic Revolution, 1979.
107: Iran: Nuclear Standoff Since 1979.
108: Iran: War with Iraq, 1980–1988.
109: Iraq: Gulf War, 1990–1991.
110: Iraq: Kurdish Wars, 1961–2003.
111: Iraq: Revolution and Coups, 1958–1968.
112: Iraq: U.S. Invasion, 2003–2011.
113: Ireland: The Troubles, 1968–1998.
114: Israel: Attack on Iraqi Nuclear Reactor, 1981.
115: Israel: Conflict with Hamas and Hezbollah, 2006.
116: Israel: Palestinian Struggle Since 1948.
117: Israel: Six-Day War, 1967.
118: Israel: War of Independence, 1948–1949.
119: Israel: Yom Kippur War, 1973.
120: Italy: Anti-Mafia Campaign Since 1980.
121: Ivory Coast: Civil Disorder, 1999–2004.
122: Jordan: Civil War, 1970.
123: Kenya: Mau Mau Uprising, 1952–1956.
124: Kenya: Post-Election Violence, 2007–2008.
125: Korea, North: Nuclear Standoff Since the 1990s.
126: Korea, North: Seizure of the Pueblo, 1968.
127: Korea, South: Invasion by the North, 1950–1953.
128: Laos: Pathet Lao War, 1960s–1970s.
129: Lebanon: Civil Conflict, 1958.
130: Lebanon: Civil War, 1975–1990.
131: Liberia: Anti-Taylor Uprising, 1998–2003.
132: Liberia: Civil War, 1989–1997.
133: Liberia: Doe Coup, 1980.
134: Libya: Anti-Qaddafi Uprising, 2011.
135: Libya: Qaddafi Coup, 1969.
136: Libya: U.S. Air Attacks, 1986.
137: Macedonia: Ethnic Conflict, 1990s.
138: Madagascar: Independence Movement and Coups, 1947–2008.
139: Malaysia: Communist Uprising, 1948–1960.
140: Mali: Ethnic and Political Conflict, 1968–1996.
141: Mauritania: Coups Since 1978.
142: Mexico: Drug War Since 2006.
143: Mexico: Zapatista Uprising Since 1994.
144: Middle East Negotiations.
145: Mozambique: Renamo War, 1976–1992.
146: Mozambique: War of National Liberation, 1961–1974.
147: Myanmar (Burma): Civil Wars and Coups Since 1948.
148: Namibia: War of National Liberation, 1966–1990.
149: Nepal: Maoist Insurgency, 1996–2006.
150: New Caledonia (France): Independence Struggle, 1970s–1990s.
151: Nicaragua: Contra War, 1980s.
152: Nicaragua: Revolution, 1970s.
153: Niger: Ethnic and Political Conflict Since 1990.
154: Nigeria: Biafra War, 1967–1970.
155: Nigeria: Coups and Ethnic Unrest Since 1966.
156: Non-Aligned Movement—The Bandung Conference.
157: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
158: Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
159: Organization of American States (OAS).
160: Pakistan: Taliban Conflict, 2004–.
161: Palestine: First Intifada, 1987–1992.
162: Palestine: Gaza Conflict, 2008–2009.
163: Palestine: Second Intifada, 2000–2006.
164: Panama: Torrijos Coup, 1969.
165: Panama: U.S. Invasion, 1989.
166: Papua New Guinea: Bougainville Independence Struggle, 1988–1998.
167: People's Wars.
168: Peru: Shining Path Rebellion, 1970s–1997.
169: Philippines: Huk Rebellion, 1948–1953.
170: Philippines: Moro Uprising Since 1972.
171: Philippines: War on Islamic Militants Since 1990.
172: Poland: Imposition of Martial Law, 1981–1983.
173: Puerto Rico: Anti-U.S. Terrorism, 1934–1954.
174: Romania: Fall of Ceausescu, 1989.
175: Russia: Chechen Uprising Since 1994.
176: Rwanda: Civil War and Genocide Since 1991.
177: Serbia: Kosovo Secessionist Movement, 1990s.
178: Sierra Leone: Civil Conflict, 1990–2002.
179: Solomon Islands: Separatist and Ethnic Conflict, 1999–2003.
180: Somalia: Civil War Since 1991.
181: South Africa: Anti-Apartheid Struggle, 1948–1994.
182: Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
183: Soviet Union: Conflict with Iran over Azerbaijan, 1945–1946.
184: Soviet Union: Conflict with Turkey, 1945–1953.
185: Soviet Union: Downing of Korean Airliner, 1983.
186: Spain: Basque Uprising Since 1959.
187: Sri Lanka: Tamil Uprising, Late 1970s to 2009.
188: Sudan: Civil Wars in South, 1955–1972; 1983–2005.
189: Sudan: Conflict in Darfur Since 2002.
190: Syria: Anti-Assad Uprising, 2011.
191: Tajikistan: Civil War, 1990s.
192: Terrorism: Global History Since the 1940s.
193: Thailand: Military Coup, 2006.
194: Thailand: Muslim Rebellion, 2004–.