The fighting and dying didn’t stop on November 11th, 1918. As the list below shows, it continued on somewhere for at least four more years.

Dates Between Winner Losses Result
1917-18 Finnish Soviet War I Finland- Russia Finland     38,000 Independence
1917-20 Kazakhstan War Kazakhs-Russia Russia     10,000 Annexed by USSR
1917-21 Ukrainian Soviet War Ukraine-Russia Russia   100,000 Annexed by USSR
1918-22 Finnish Border Wars Finland-Russia Draw        3,000 Treaty of Tartu
1918-19 Lith. Soviet War Lithuania-Russia Lithuania unknown Treaty 1920
1918-19 Polish Ukrainian War Poland-Ukraine Poland     25,000 Treaty of Warsaw
1918-20 Latvian Soviet War Latvia-Russia Latvia     10,000 Treaty of Riga
1918-20 Estonian Soviet War Estonia-Russia Estonia        4,000 Treaty of Tartu
1918-20 Armenian Azeri War Armenia-Azeris Indecisive     10,000
1919 Hung. Romanian War Hungary-Romania Romania        8,500
1919-20 Polish Lith. War Poland-Lithuania Poland unknown Suvalki Treaty
No dip. rel. til 1938
1919-21 Polish Soviet War Poland-Russia Poland   107,000 Treaty of Liepaja
1919-23 Greco Turkish War Greece-Turkey Turkey     33,500 Treaty of Lausanne
1919-20 Armenian Turk. War Armenia-Turkey Turkey   100,000 Tr. of Alexandropol
1920 Armenian Soviet War Armenia-Russia Russia unknown Annexed by USSR
1920 Azerbaijan War Azeris-Russia Russia unknown Annexed by USSR
1918 Georg. Armen. War I Georgia-Russia Indecisive        2,000
1918 Georgian Turkish War Georgia-Turkey Compromise unknown
1918-19 Sochi War Georgia-Russia Russia unknown
1918-19 Hungarian Czech War Hungary-CzS CzS        2,000
1920 Georg. Armen. War II Georgia-Armenia Georgia        5,000
1921 Georg.-Soviet War Georgia-Russia Russia        8,700 Annexed by USSR
1918-20 Constantinople War Allies-Turkey Turkey        1,000 Allied withdrawals
(UK, France, Italy, Greece)
1918-20 N Russian Intervention Allies-Russia Russia        2,700 Allied withdrawals
(UK, US, France, Canada)
1918-22 Siberian Intervention Allies-Russia USSR     14,000 Allied withdrawals
(Japan, US, CzS, Italy, UK, Canada, China, France, Poland, Mongolia)
1920 Vlora War Italy-Albania Albania        6,000 Italian withdrawal
 

Azeris = Azerbaijan

CzS = Czechoslovakia
Doesn’t include civil wars or insurrections
In many instances third parties assisted one or both combatants
German forces were involved in several of these wars

 

James (“Jim”) Patton BS BA MPA is a retired state official from Shawnee, Kansas and a frequent contributor to several WW1 e-publications, including "Roads to the Great War," "St. Mihiel Tripwire," "Over the Top" and "Medicine in the First World War." He has spent many hours walking the WW1 battlefields, and is also an authority on British regiments and a collector of their badges. An Army Engineer during the Vietnam War, he does work for the US World War 1 Centennial Commission and has memberships in the WW1 Historical Association, the Western Front Association, the Indian Military Historical Society and the Salonika Campaign Society.