Since the dawn of man, people of all cultures, races, and creeds have been fighting and killing each others for whatever reason they thought was worth dying for at the time. We have but to look at world events these few past years to see just how destructive and terrifying warfare can be, especially when civilians get caught in the crossfire. But it’s not always that wars drag on for years, causing millions of refugees and destroying thousands of families in the process.
Sometimes, wars finish a lot sooner than anybody involved would expect, with minimal casualties on both sides. Today, we’ll be talking about the ten shortest wars in history and their outcome.
9Polish – Lithuanian War – 37 days
Soon after both countries regained their independence, they each had disputed territories each side considered were theirs. After a 37-day war in 1922, Poland claimed victory and signed an agreement to found the Republic of Central Lithuania, which was a Polish puppet state. This state served as a buffer zone between Poland and Lithuania until general elections held there saw the territory getting annexed definitely by Poland.