Countries Invaded by USSR

Name the countries that were invaded by the Soviet Union with hostile intent.
One of these countries no longer exists
Not including countries that were briefly independent following the collapse of imperial Russia
Not including countries that were liberated from foreign occupiers
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Last updated: December 10, 2019
First submittedApril 29, 2015
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Year
Country
1939
Finland
1939
Poland
1940
Estonia
1940
Latvia
1940
Lithuania
1940
Romania
1941
Iran
1944
Bulgaria
Year
Country
1944
Hungary
1945
Austria
1945
Germany
1945
Japan
1956
Hungary
1968
Czechoslovakia
1979
Afghanistan
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Level 80
May 2, 2017
Did you mean to list 1968 for Czechoslovakia?
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Level 80
May 2, 2017
Austria seems a little tricky. It hadn't existed as a country for 7 years at the time of the Soviet invasion.
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Level 74
May 2, 2017
Agreed. Absorbed into Germany in the Anschluss...
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Level ∞
May 3, 2017
Changed the caveat slightly
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Level 74
May 3, 2017
How does the changed caveat get Austria included?
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Level 58
Oct 24, 2017
I still don’t follow how Austria is included in this list.
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Level 55
Sep 17, 2017
If you add Austria, you need to add Manchukuo, Mengjiang, Korea as well, since those formally independent puppet states were part of Japanese empire and as such attacked by the Soviets in Operation August Storm.
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Level 69
Sep 17, 2017
Or just change Czechoslovakia and make it modern-day countries
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Level 49
Sep 9, 2020
well the point isn't modern day countries, it's countries that the USSR invaded, the ussr didn't invade Norway, but it did invade Nazi Germany which was occupying Norway. (You could argue that the USSR was more of occupying the lands rather than liberating them but still)
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Level 28
Sep 6, 2020
he means the relative austria area
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Level 64
May 2, 2017
A single-finger typist could finish this in the time allotted. I think 30 seconds should be a good amount of time to get the heart racing
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Level 60
May 25, 2017
It's not about typing, we need time to think!
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Level 62
Sep 17, 2017
USSR invaded Finland in 1939, not in 1940.
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Level 53
Sep 17, 2017
Norway?
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Level 84
Sep 17, 2017
No way.
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Level 82
Nov 25, 2018
I don't even measure nor weigh myself, buddy.
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2020
I’ve never eaten curds, nor whey.
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Level 45
Sep 17, 2017
I'm glad that I correctly guessed Iran. Perfect score with 1:26 remaining
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Level 66
Sep 17, 2017
Persia for Iran in 1941?
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Level ∞
Sep 17, 2017
Okay
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Level 76
Sep 17, 2017
What about Polish-Soviet War of 1920?
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Level 69
Sep 17, 2017
Does anyone have an example of a country invading another without there being hostile intentions.
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Level 83
Sep 18, 2017
The British invaded Iceland in WW2. They had no intention of being permanently there but felt it was in their best interest to hold the country during hostilities. They were officially not welcomed but they did not fight the landing forces. The British told the US to occupy whatever territories in the Caribbean they deemed necessary to protect the Americas.
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Level 81
Sep 20, 2017
What about the British Invasion of the mid 1960s?
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Level ∞
Oct 24, 2017
The U.S. invasion of France in WWII was not with "hostile intent" to the French.
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Level 72
Jan 14, 2018
Yeah, these were the sorts of "invasions", I thought of too; the one that first popped into my head was Gulf War I – 30-some-odd countries "invading" Kuwait, but only to kick an invader out. But I confess that upon first reading, I did the same double-take as mckinpo! This is clearly why Quizmaster gets paid the big bucks :-)
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Level 35
Feb 9, 2020
It was a hostile intent - towards the Germans.
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Level 73
Sep 6, 2020
Not sure I've heard of a U.S. invasion of France in WW2. Two Allied ones, yes.
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Level 74
Sep 6, 2020
The Swiss army accidentally invades Liechtenstein every now and then. One time their soldiers got lost due to bad weather.
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Level 66
Sep 18, 2017
Georgia, which was internationally recognised and invaded in 1921? Armenia, Azerbaijan?
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Level 47
Sep 6, 2020
agree... Armenia for sure was invaded by the soviet union in 1921, called the red army invasion of Armenia. maybe it wasn't included though since Quizzer only seems to include invasions after the official foundation of the USSR in Dezember 1922. imho it should still be included to be historically accurate.
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Level 68
Sep 19, 2017
The description "with hostile intent" says more about the quizmaster's political views than what really happened. I won't go into détails as iddit has already done that,.

I don't know whether quizmaster would describe the many US invasions of the past century as being "with hostile intent" but surely they were!

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Level 81
Sep 22, 2017
oh come on... was my comment here deleted? I was being relatively nice compared to what this poster deserved. Anyway I linked to a quiz about countries that the USA has bombed and in the instructions are the same words "with hostile intent"...
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Level 81
Sep 7, 2020
Has that quiz since been deleted? I can't find it. I think it was something like Countries Invaded by the USA or maybe Countries Bombed by the US since WW2 (I can find a user quiz on the latter subject but not a featured one)
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Level 65
Sep 20, 2017
No! Missed Iran!
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Level 43
Jan 11, 2019
liberated*
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Level 67
Feb 13, 2019
Japan should be included. The Soviets invaded Karafuto (the Southern part of Sakhalin) and the Kuril islands, which were then Japanese.
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Level 44
Mar 16, 2020
The "invasion of Hungary, Austria, Germany, and Bulgaria" are not factual statements. The Soviets never invaded these countries, rather they were the target of theirs in 1941. The Soviet entry into these countries in 1944/45 were the result of the declaration of war by Nazi Germany and her co-belligerents, and was the continuation of these hostilities.
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Level ∞
Mar 16, 2020
I am confused by your objection.
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Level 81
Sep 6, 2020
Invading a country doesn't require that you started the conflict.
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Level 57
Apr 6, 2020
Manchukuo? Slovakia?
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Level 49
Sep 6, 2020
Can't have invaded Slovakia, Czechoslovakia split in 1993
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Level 79
Sep 6, 2020
The Slovak Republic was a Nazi puppet state from 1939 to 1945. The Soviets abolished the state on April 4, 1945. Hence it would be accurate to include Slovak Republic as invaded with hostile intent by the Soviets.
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Level 56
Sep 6, 2020
Why Iran?
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Level 79
Sep 6, 2020
There was a joint British-Soviet occupation of Persia in 1941 with the Soviets taking the northern half. In reality both the Brits and the Soviets were interfering in Persia's domestic affairs and occupying oil fields during the interwar period.
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Level 81
Sep 7, 2020
The Shah at the time of the invasion was seen as friendly to Nazi Germany and the Allies couldn't afford to lose the country to the Axis. It was a preemptive move to secure strategic Allied control over the area. Afterward the Shah was forced to abdicate in favor of his son, who would go on to be the Shah famously chased out of the country some 38 years later, in part for his friendly stance toward foreign Westerners.
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Level 58
Sep 6, 2020
where is the soviet polish war of 1919? i think you have forgotten the early soviet era.
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Level 74
Sep 6, 2020
The Soviet Union only started to exist in 1922.
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Level 83
Sep 6, 2020
What about the USA? Never forget, in 1984 the Soviets and their Cuban allies occupied Calumet, Colorado. Brothers Jed and Matt Eckert and their plucky gang of high school guerrilla soldiers, The Wolverines, fought back against the occupying forces.
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Level 65
Sep 6, 2020
WOLVERINES!
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Level 48
Sep 6, 2020
And they conquered those all exept Finland?
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Level 81
Sep 7, 2020
Not really. Invasions of Bulgaria, Iran, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Germany and Japan were all part of the WW2 counter-offensive against the Axis powers after Germany attacked the USSR, and they weren't annexed to the Soviet Union after the fighting was done even though friendly governments were often set up afterward. The later invasions of Hungary and Czechoslovakia were to crush local political dissidents against Communist and pro-Soviet rule; they also withdrew. And the occupation of Afghanistan to assist the Communist government there, though lengthy, ultimately ended in Soviet withdraw from the country. Really the only invasions here that could accurately be described as "conquests" are the Baltic states which were absorbed into the USSR in 1940.
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Level 57
Sep 7, 2020
Poland as well, the Soviets kept the territory they got from the pact with Germany
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Level 81
Sep 7, 2020
part of it.
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Level 46
Sep 6, 2020
Missed Bulgaria because I was absolutely certain I had already tried it...
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Level 46
Sep 7, 2020
Wow, that terrible USSR...... How short that list is, comparing to peace loving USA....
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Level 81
Sep 7, 2020
Hello Mr. Troll. Lovely staw man you've got there. Are you on your way to Oz?
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Level 46
Sep 7, 2020
https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/154814/list-of-countries-the-usa-has-bombed-since-wwii
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Level 81
Sep 7, 2020
You seem to have understood my comment as well as you understood the quiz.
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