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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanRedSon''. Premier Superman declares he's going to 'liberate' the Korean peninsula from US imperialism. With Superman acting in direct support of communist forces, it doesn't take long.
-->'''Newsreader:''' The [[UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar last war]] was over in three years. This one was over in three hours.

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** ''Cold Steel IV's'' world war lasts all of two days. This becomes a plot point in the prologue of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfOrigins'' where some disgruntled soldiers wanted to restart the world war as they believe they could have won against the Republic of Calvard.

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* ''Fanfic/PeaceOfMindPieceOfHeart'': According to Steven, when he first entered The Chocolate Car, four kinds of chocolate were in a long-standing civil war. Steven managed to end the conflict in a week. Catra, who herself just came from the middle of a decade-spanning conflict, is incredulous.
-->''"So, yeah. How did you end a war in a week?" asked Catra. Then, sarcastically, "Positive energy and the power of friendship?"''


* In the ParodyFic ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'', there's a veteran of the Six Second War.

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* In the ParodyFic ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'', ''Fanfic/Plan7Of9FromOuterSpace'', there's a veteran of the Six Second War.


* The Football War between Honduras and El Salvador from July 14-18, 1969.

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* The Holy Britannian Empire's invasion of Japan in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is over in approximately one month, with the Japanese military [[CurbStompBattle only able to achieve a single victory over the Britannian forces.]]

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* The Football War between Honduras and El Salvador from July 14-18, 1969.


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* The Paramount War in ''Manga/{{One Piece}}'' lasts no more than 3 hours, but ''[[WhamEpisode a lot]]'' [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore manages to happen]] in that short time frame.

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* The Paramount War in ''Manga/{{One Piece}}'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' lasts no more than 3 hours, but ''[[WhamEpisode a lot]]'' [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore manages to happen]] in that short time frame.

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* In the ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''Eclipse'', reference is made to a Six Hour War between the ponies and dragons—and the prequel ''Of Dragons and Horses, Songs and Solace'' directly shows the war. Essentially, the dragon army gathers to invade Equestria, without any declaration of war or other warning. The ponies learn of the planned invasion by dumb luck, so Celestia leads a pony counter-attack in the dead of night, with a magically-created storm supporting them. They take the dragons by surprise and completely rout them.
* In the ParodyFic ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'' there's a veteran of the Six Second War.

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* In the ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''Eclipse'', reference is made to a Six Hour War between the ponies and dragons—and the prequel ''Of Dragons and Horses, Songs and Solace'' directly shows the war. Essentially, the dragon army gathers to invade Equestria, without any declaration of war or other warning. The ponies learn of the planned invasion by dumb luck, so Celestia leads a pony counter-attack in the dead of night, with a magically-created storm supporting them. They take the dragons by surprise and completely rout them.
* In the ParodyFic ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'' Space'', there's a veteran of the Six Second War.




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* Every single on-screen conflict in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The Chitauri invasion in ''Film/TheAvengers'', for instance, [[EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion lasts twenty minutes]]. The Outrider/Black Order invasion in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', slightly longer. Thanos throwing everything he has at Earth in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', about 30 minutes.

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* Every single on-screen conflict in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The Chitauri invasion in ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', for instance, [[EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion lasts twenty minutes]]. The Outrider/Black Order invasion in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', slightly longer. Thanos throwing everything he has at Earth in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', about 30 minutes.




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* Edgar Pangborn's ''Still I Persist In Wondering'' is a collection of stories set in a AfterTheEnd North America after events known as the 30 Minute War and the Red Plague.

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* Edgar Pangborn's ''Still I Persist In in Wondering'' is a collection of stories set in a AfterTheEnd North America after events known as the 30 Minute War and the Red Plague.



* ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'': The war between Ankh-Morpork and Al Khali over the newly risen island of Leshp, which is unhelpfully equidistant between them, is commenced by decree of the Oblong Office while both navies are still on opposite sides of the Circle Sea. Ankh-Morpork's fighting force does make it to Al Khali, but Vetinari surrenders before the two armies have the chance to meet in pitched battle. The most that happens is a small skirmish between their scouting parties. All in all, the two principalities are officially at war for less than a week. And the twist? [[spoiler: Vetinari cedes the island to the Klatchian government, in return for some very generous trade treaty concessions, because he knows it's going to sink again in a matter of days.]]

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* ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'': ''Literature/{{Jingo}}'': The war between Ankh-Morpork and Al Khali over the newly risen island of Leshp, which is unhelpfully equidistant between them, is commenced by decree of the Oblong Office while both navies are still on opposite sides of the Circle Sea. Ankh-Morpork's fighting force does make it to Al Khali, but Vetinari surrenders before the two armies have the chance to meet in pitched battle. The most that happens is a small skirmish between their scouting parties. All in all, the two principalities are officially at war for less than a week. And the twist? [[spoiler: Vetinari [[spoiler:Vetinari cedes the island to the Klatchian government, in return for some very generous trade treaty concessions, because he knows it's going to sink again in a matter of days.]]




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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E1TheLeisureHive The Leisure Hive]]", the Argolians are a sterile, dying race because of the radiation damage they sustained in a conflict known as 'The Twenty Minute War'.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter The Doctor's Daughter]]", the two sides of a war use cloning to increase their manpower. They say that the war has gone on for countless generations. In a certain sense it's true, but in a stricter sense the war has been going on for seven days. The Doctor gets them to make peace.

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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E1TheLeisureHive The Leisure Hive]]", the Argolians are a sterile, dying race because of the radiation damage they sustained in a conflict known as 'The "The Twenty Minute War'.War".
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter The Doctor's Daughter]]", the two sides of a war use cloning to increase their manpower. They say that the war has gone on for countless generations. In a certain sense it's true, but in a stricter sense the war has been going on for seven days. The Doctor gets them to make peace.



* On ''Series/{{Colony}}'', it's mentioned that it only took the "[[AlienInvasion Hosts]]" a grand total of ''eight hours'' to [[CurbStompBattle completely obliterate]] the combined militaries of the world.
** Somewhat subverted as the second season reveals many in the government knew of the Hosts since 1969 and rather than try to fight them, made plans to let them win and work under them to save as much of humanity as possible.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': the Naboo Crisis, the central conflict of ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''. The EU specifies that the blockade lasted about a month, while the invasion itself was around a week. It abruptly ends when the Trade Federation's droids are revealed as KeystoneArmy.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': the Naboo Crisis, the central conflict of ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''. The EU specifies that the blockade lasted about a month, while the invasion itself was around a week. It abruptly ends when the Trade Federation's droids are revealed as a KeystoneArmy.


* ''Franchise/StarWars'': the Naboo Crisis, the central conflict of ''Film/ThePhantomMenance''. The EU specifies that the blockade lasted about a month, while the invasion itself was around a week. It abruptly ends when the Trade Federation's droids are revealed as KeystoneArmy.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': the Naboo Crisis, the central conflict of ''Film/ThePhantomMenance''.''Film/ThePhantomMenace''. The EU specifies that the blockade lasted about a month, while the invasion itself was around a week. It abruptly ends when the Trade Federation's droids are revealed as KeystoneArmy.



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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': the Naboo Crisis, the central conflict of ''Film/ThePhantomMenance''. The EU specifies that the blockade lasted about a month, while the invasion itself was around a week. It abruptly ends when the Trade Federation's droids are revealed as KeystoneArmy.


* Every single on-screen conflict in the ''Film/MarvelCinematicUniverse''. The Chitauri invasion in ''Film/TheAvengers'', for instance, [[EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion lasts twenty minutes]]. The Outrider/Black Order invasion in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', slightly longer. Thanos throwing everything he has at Earth in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', about 30 minutes.

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* Every single on-screen conflict in the ''Film/MarvelCinematicUniverse''.Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The Chitauri invasion in ''Film/TheAvengers'', for instance, [[EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion lasts twenty minutes]]. The Outrider/Black Order invasion in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', slightly longer. Thanos throwing everything he has at Earth in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', about 30 minutes.



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* Every single on-screen conflict in the ''Film/MarvelCinematicUniverse''. The Chitauri invasion in ''Film/TheAvengers'', for instance, [[EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion lasts twenty minutes]]. The Outrider/Black Order invasion in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', slightly longer. Thanos throwing everything he has at Earth in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', about 30 minutes.
* ''Film/Aquaman2018'': King Orm's Atlanteans obtain the surrender of the Brine Kingdom about 55 seconds after beginning their invasion.


* The original Persian Gulf War (a.k.a. Operation Desert Storm), which didn't make it past the month it had started and had the fewest casualties of any war with American involvement by the time Kuwait was liberated.

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* The original Persian Gulf War (a.k.a. Operation Desert Storm), which didn't make it past the month it had started and had the fewest casualties of any war with American involvement by the time Kuwait was liberated. While the preceding air campaign lasted weeks, Operation Desert Saber (the ground component of the Gulf War) lasted exactly 100 hours.



* While the preceding air campaign lasted several weeks, Operation Desert Saber (the ground component of the Gulf War) lasted exactly 100 hours.


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* In 1806, the Kingdom of Prussia declared war on Napoleon's French Empire, hoping to blunt his ambitions after his victory at Austerlitz. The first engagement of this conflict took place on October 9. Napoleon entered Berlin on October 27. Over less than 19 days, the Prussians sustained 65,000 casualties (including the deaths of two members of the royal family) lost a further 150,000 prisoners, over 4,000 artillery pieces, and over 100,000 muskets stockpiled in Berlin. The French suffered around 15,000 casualties.

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