• Full-scale war erupts between the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China
    • The Chinese ability to mobilise surprises many, and Soviet losses mount
    • Large bodies of Citizens' Militia start operating in the Soviet rear areas
  • The Chinese counter-attack, and large pockets of Soviet troops are formed. Most are able to fight their way out, but losses are great
  • The Soviet Union mobilises troops from the West for the war in China. Several combat-ready divisions are withdrawn from Hungary and Poland to be sent to the Far East
  • Civilian production in the Soviet Union reduces as resources are taken up by the war effort. Standard of living drops
  • Poland sends a motorised rifle division to fight in China
  • Bulgaria promises to send a brigade group, once it is re-equipped with modern weapons by the Soviets
  • Germany rescinds its agreement on size and location of armed forces. The six eastern brigades are expanded to weak divisions, and the original six divisions are expanded to nine
    • Poland protests and increases state of readiness of several divisions in western Poland
  • In Romania, Magyars (ethnic Hungarians) demonstrate against the government. Riot police suppress the demonstrations, and Hungary protests
  • There are several days of anti-Turkish rioting in Bulgaria after a Bulgarian national, accused of attempting to assassinate the Turkish president, dies in custody
  • Late in the year, UN forces are sent to intervene in the Sri Lankan civil war

Timeline of the Twilight War (2nd Edition)
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

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