World War III-1991
Part of the Cold War
Date 28 August 1991 - 13 March 2007
Location Global
Result Allied victory
  • Red axis governments overthrown
  • Dissolution of the Soviet Union
  • Dissolution of SFR Yugoslavia
Flag of the United StatesUnited States
Flag of the United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Flag of JapanJapan
Flag of TurkeyTurkey
Flag of South KoreaSouth Korea
Flag of FranceFrance
Flag of GermanyGermany
Flag of CanadaCanada
Flag of UkraineUkraine
Flag of IsraelIsrael
Flag of ItalyItaly
Flag of SpainSpain
Flag of EthiopiaEthiopia
Flag of ThailandThailand
Flag of AustraliaAustralia
Flag of NorwayNorway
Flag of GreeceGreece
Flag of the NetherlandsNetherlands
Flag of BelgiumBelgium
Flag of EritreaEritria
Flag of New ZealandNew Zealand
Flag of PortugalPortugal
Flag of DenmarkDenmark
Flag of ChileChile
Flag of BelarusBelarus
Flag of GeorgiaGeorgia
Flag of PolandPoland
Flag of HungaryHungary
Flag of the Czech RepublicCzech Republic
Flag of RomaniaRomania
Flag of BulgariaBulgaria
Flag of SlovakiaSlovakia
Client & Puppet states
Flag of SloveniaSlovenia
Flag of CroatiaCroatia
Flag of EstoniaEstonia
Red Axis
Flag of the Soviet UnionSoviet Union
Flag of SFR YugoslaviaYugoslavia
Flag of North KoreaNorth Korea
Flag of MongoliaMongolia
Flag of VietnamVietnam
Flag of CubaCuba
Flag of LaosLaos
Afghan Democratic RepublicAfghanistan
Flag of MyanmarBurma
Flag of IraqIraq
Flag of PalestinePalestine
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the United StatesGeorge H.W. Bush
Flag of the United StatesBill Clinton
Flag of the United StatesGeorge W. Bush
Flag of the United KingdomJohn Major
Flag of the United KingdomTony Blair
Flag of JapanJunichiro Koizumi
Flag of the Soviet UnionGennady Yanayev
Flag of the Soviet UnionVladimir Putin
Flag of SFR YugoslaviaAnte Markovic
Flag of SFR YugoslaviaSlobodan Milosevic
Flag of North KoreaKim Jong Il
Flag of the United States24 million

Flag of the United Kingdom4.3 million
Flag of Japan1.2 million
Flag of Turkey3.8 million
Others: 7.3 million

Flag of the Soviet Union36 million

Flag of SFR Yugoslavia2.6 million
Flag of North Korea5 million
Others: 27 million

Casualties and losses
Total: 8.4 million combatants, 12.2 million civilians

Flag of the United States1.1 million combatants, 328,000 civilians
Flag of the United Kingdom254,000 combatants, 16,000 civilians
Flag of Japan114,000 combatants, 310,000 civilians
Flag of Turkey355,000 combatants, 1.8 million civilians

Total: 9.3 million combatants, 10.7 million civilians

Flag of the Soviet Union5 million combatants, 4.4 million civilians
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia450,000 combatants, 2 million civilians
Flag of North Korea1.8 million combatants, 830,000 civilians

World War III was a global war that persisted from 1991 to 2007. The war was fought between countries belonging to two opposing military alliances: the allies, led by the United States, and the red axis led by the Soviet Union. The conflict began when hardline Soviet communists launched a successful coup d'état against the country's liberal leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. These hardliners, now in control of the entire country, launched invasions in Georgia, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, who had just recently declared independence.

Areas of intense fighting