If we look at the 20th century alone we are now in Vietnam faced with the forty-eighth "small war." Let me just cite a few : Algeria, Angola, Arabia, Burma, Cameroons, China, Colombia, Cuba, East Germany, France, Haiti, Hungary, Indochina, Indonesia, Kasmir, Laos, Morocco, Mongolia, Nagaland, Palestine, Yemen, Poland, South Africa, South Tyrol, Tibet,Yugoslavia, Venezuelam West Irian, etc. This, in itself is quite fantastic.
Fall, Bernard B.
"The Theory & Practice of Insurgency & Counterinsurgency,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 51
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol51/iss1/6