Southern Asia 1947
First Kashmir War
When the British Indian Empire was partitioned, most of the numerous princely states quickly agreed to join either India or ...
Southern Asia 1948
Indian conquest of Hyderabad
Following the end of British rule in India, the Nizam of Hyderabad - a Muslim ruler over a mostly Hindu population ...
Southern Asia 1949
First Arab-Israeli War
When Israel declared independence in 1948, the surrounding Arab states immediately declared war and invaded it. Although outnumbered, the Israelis ...