Russian Conflicts

By mklinga
  • Napoleon's Invasion of Russia

    The significance of the invasion of Napoleon was crucial to the rise in the Russian Empire. Russia had fended off one of the strongest armies in the entire world. They had fought the French army of 500,000 men. This gave them tremendous confidence in the establishment of the Soviet Union and to become one of the strongest nations in the world.
  • Russo-Japanese War

    Japan had defeated the Russians in a battle over Manchuria. This was the first great battle of the 20th century. The significance to Russia was their defeat to a smaller nation like Japan. This was dissapointing for the Russian nation.
  • World War I

    World War I was one of the deadliest battles of all time. Russians gained victory with the allied powers against the central powers of Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary. The significance of this battle was the rise of the Russian Empire. After the war, Vladimir Lenin was elected president and created a Communist nation.
  • World War II

    World War II was the harshest time for the world. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million military personnel mobilised. Adolf Hitler had killed over 6 million jews alone during the war. Before the war, Hitler and Russia had signed a treaty of non-aggression which was meant to last for 10 years. In reality, this bought time for Russia to build its army against the Axis powers. The significance to the war was Russia's non-stop battle against the Germans to end the war
  • Cold War

    The Cold War was between the United States vs. Russia (USSR). Their was no military attacks between the two countries. The conflict was instead expressed through military coalitions, espionage, propaganda, and nuclear arms races, The significance to Russia was to become the top superpower, the creation of the Eastern Bloc, and to become a stronger nation than the U.S. Their tactic was to spread Communism to other nations.
  • Soviet Invasion of Afganistan

    The Soviet war in Afghanistan was a nine-year conflict during the Cold war involving Russia supporting the Afghan government. Their goal was to stop the Afghan Mujahideen guerrilla movement. The significance to the war was brutal. After nine years of fighting the Soviet Union had gone nowhere with this support. The Soviet invasion of Afganistan is compared to the U.S involvment with Vietnam in the Vietnam War.
  • Wars with Chechnya

    Russian troops entered Chechnya.The campaign was to end the independence of Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and to restore Russian federal control over the territory of Chechnya. The significance was to stop the criminal activity in the area. As of 2009, Russia has disabled the Chechen separatist movement and large-scale fighting is over.
  • Russia's War with Georgia

    The South Ossetia War or Russo-Georgian War was an conflict Georgia on one side, and Russia and separatist governments of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Georgia launched a large-scale military offensive against South Ossetia, in an attempt to reclaim the territory. Georgia had lost the battle and had agreed to a ceasefire. The significance to Russia was to defend the South Ossetia area from further harm of Georgia.