List of invasions

List of invasions (from a dodgy website

Can anyone help complete?

Not including responses to invasion (Kuwait, Falkland Islands)

US: 6 (not including violations of Cambodian, Laotian, Chinese borders during Vietnam/Korean War)
Soviet Union: 3
UK: 1
Iraq: 1
Argentina: 1
Vietnam: 1
Indonesia: 1
Turkey: 1
India: 1
France: 1
India: 1
China:1 (but what about Vietnam in 1979?)

Post-WWII (1946 - )

* 2003 invasion of Iraq by a coalition led by the United States

* 2001 invasion of Afghanistan by the United States and allies

* 1994 invasion of Haiti by a multinational force (MNF) led by the United States

* (1991 invasion of Kuwait by a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States (Operation Desert Storm))

* 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq

* 1989 invasion of Panama by the United States (Operation Just Cause)

* 1983 invasion of Grenada by the United States and allied Caribbean nations

* (1982 invasion of Falkland Islands by the United Kingdom)

* 1982 invasion of Falkland Islands initially by Argentine civilians, followed by official Argentina forces (Operation Rosario)

* 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union

* 1978 invasion of Cambodia by Vietnam

* (1978 invasion of Sealand (micronation located on Roughs Tower) initially by German and Dutch civilians and then by former "head of state" and other civilians

Invasion of S Korea by N Korea ?

I like this one on the list:

1745 invasion of England by Scotland :loco:
1941 invasion of Greenland and Iceland by the United States, what’s the point in that ? Or couldn’t they find any one easier to invade ?

Obviously “invasion” can be understood in different ways, but I suppose a couple additional condenders would be:

  • USSR invasion of Hungary in 1956
  • Iraq invasion of Iran in 1980

Lets not forget that the evil USA invaded itself in the War of Northern Aggression circa 1860-1864.

aka, The Civil War or War between the States.

China has at least one more: the 1949 invasion of East Turkestan.

Even the Dalai Lama publicly wonders why Tibet gets so much more international interest/sympathy than East Turkestan.

(I’m not wondering, here, at least, so take that as a little interesting aside.)

Yes indeed. And we’d have succeeded, too, if it hadn’t been for those pesky kids!

Maybe there should be a subcategory of invasions called “preemptive invasions.”

It could be subtitled “Because We Felt Like It” invasions or, alternatively, “Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda” invasions.

This should be the fun category with some interesting future entries because there’s so much room for discretion and interpretation here.