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A number of conflicts were fought well outside the history books. These are documented here.

Early Cold War

Notably, during 1949, the Uruguay-ABC Powers conflict occurred. It involved border disputes between Uruguay and Brazil, and between Uruguay and Argentina. The USSR camp backed Brazil and Argentina. The USA and its allies backed Uruguay, despite attempts to sway Brazil and Uruguay into their camp. In late 1949, Uruguay forces officially launched a strike into Brazil and Argentina. The crisis lasted for two months until Argentine forces gave up their orders to hold and took over Uruguay. Brazilian and Chilean forces simply held all Uruguay troops. Uruguay surrendered, and requested the returning of territory. The Soviet Union asked for the powers to request a compensation before that, and got it. While no side actually won the war it is generally considered that the ABC powers lost less.

In late 1949 the other crisis of the year, the Mexican-Colombian War, also occurred. It started with Mexico invading its Southern neighbors, and asking Colombia to cede its ports. Colombia was supported by the USA, Mexico, USSR. Early in the conflict, Mexico conquered Belize, and formed an alliance with Haiti and Dominica. It soon took Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Under American pressure, Peru, Costa Rica, Guyana, Suriname, and Panama formed a coalition with Colombia. Mexico, however, annexed much of Central America and Northern Colombia by early 1950. Amazingly, Guyana, Suriname and Peru switch sides. In order to liberate the occupied areas, the USA formed a "coalition". Britain, the USA, France, Saudi Arabia, Spain, France, North Germany and South Italy claimed to "provide necessary support". In reality, their purpose was simply to defeat Mexico. The USSR and its allies never militarily interfered. However, they supported leftist guerrillas in Eastern Colombia, where poverty was intense. In months, the La Peopolsa ("for the people") guerrilla, the USSR-favored group, grew in membership from just over 2000 to nearly 12,000. Many advanced weapons were also loaned to them. Other leftist groups, notably the Liberta la Colombia, La Freedomna De Colombiques, and Socialista Parti de Pana Americana, also grew. The Parti di Socialista la Colombiques was formed later by over 30 various guerrillas, as a united front for socialism. La Peopolsa soon attempted to destabilise the already-chaotic country. There were indeed brutal attempts. In the middle of the war in January 1950, La Peopolsa triggered a small insurgency, with 500 rebels and insurgents attacking the provincial governments of Eastern Colombia. While a number of officials were killed, an American outpost silenced the rebellion. Later, the Liberta la Colombia group, which was primarily made up of former gangsters, poorer government workers and also port workers or sailors, and dominant in Western Colombia, launched attacks against Colombian troops. By mid-1952, the Mexicans had been directly invaded by America. Soon, the La Freedomna De Colombiques launched a successful coup. Colombia has been at civil war ever since and Mexico and the Allies have agreed upon a truce. The Parti di Socialista la Colombiques is still settling insurgencies and civil war in Western Colombia. However, they have been comparatively moderate and undemocratic, and the Colombiques Fronta is now under USSR support.

Later in 1952, the USSR started an operation to stabilise an uprising in Turkey and Iran led by fundamentalists, and economically and militarily backed by Oman, Kuwait, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. In Iran and Turkey, satellites of the USSR, large rebellions took place. The USA secretly supported them by giving them arms and training, and placed insurgent training camps in South Africa, Sudan, and Kenya. For two months Iran was under fundamentalist rule before former Iranian Joint Chief of Staff Ahmed Aljadmad took back the power. In Turkey, the Turkish Army was strong, and for one full week it offensively attacked Iraq. The USA then re-built opposition in Egypt and Chad in addition to Sudan, Kenya and South Africa. Another training camp later opened in Somalia. After a failed coup in Libya, and the destruction of a rebellious group in Algeria, as well as Saudi discouragement from "tampering with Gulf-Persian affairs", the USA soon closed all insurgent training camps, but rumour says that Sudanese, Chadian and Egyptian insurgents would launch another coup in Iran soon, but alone.

Later yet in 1952, a large crisis occurred in South East Asia. Indonesia invaded the Philippines, despite both being allies of the United States. The USSR took this opportunity to seize influence in Indonesia. Due to a falling approval rate there, it was easy to seize power. Later the same fate was suffered by Burma. The USA positioned nuclear missiles in the Philippines and Japan. Pakistan and Afghanistan were destabilised as well. The USSR was forced to deploy 9000 troops into Pakistan and Afghanistan, in which Turkey and Iran also assisted with over 2500 men. The USA threatened a nuclear response, so the USSR eventually let Indonesia be influenced by the USA. Burma was originally taken over by Indian/Thai/American troops but a rebellion of the Burmese pushed them away.  The crisis resulted in the positioning of nuclear missiles in Indonesia from the USA, and Soviet nukes in Burma, China and Vietnam.

Also in 1952, in some African colonies, dissent was rising. The Somaliland Homeland Movement of Somalia and Ethiopia, the Angola for Angolans movement in err... Angola, the Guineans' Independence Alliance in French West Africa (Present-day Nigeria, Niger, Chad, etc) and the Madagascan Tribal Resistance were mostly far-right groups. Still, the USSR supported them. They decided ideology wasn't really very important. So they rushed over 900 million in aid in a single year to these groups, and triggered a guerrilla war in Madagascar and Angola. South Africa, recently independent, started to rush British troops in SUPPORT of these movements and resulted in a small diplomatic crisis between the two nations, and ended with a pullout of Western forces from the African power and later South Africa's Finlandization. By 1953, Portugal, France and Italy (the owners of the colonies) had pulled Spain, Britain, West Germany and Turkey into the fight. However, in 1954 most of these were independent.

In 1953, in the Middle East, Libya formed a strong anti-Israel coalition, comprising Libya, Egypt, Eritrea, Somalia, the PLO, Iraq, Turkey, Iran, North and South Yemen, Oman, Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Algeria, Morocco, Comoros, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan as a Soviet Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Bangladesh, Chad, Ethiopia, Sudan, Guyana, Suriname and Nigeria. The United Arab Homeland Coalition was founded. The combined military was very strong. Albania, the Central Asian Soviet Republics, other North African states, and a number of Central and Southern African countries joined as well. The USSR, Poland, China, and Japan were accepted as observers. After months of diplomatic pressure the countries finally attacked Israel. Willingly, the USSR funded the PLO and the UAHL. The USA sent in some 80,000 troops into Israel as a direct attack to the UAHL. However, after a Saudi soldier was taken prisoner, Saudi Arabia protested, as did Indonesia when two of their men were shot. Finally the USA pulled out. The USSR sold weapons to the UAHL in secret.

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