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Turks and Caicos War
Date April 1st, 2023 — April 20, 2023
Location Turks and Caicos Islands
Result Canadian Victory, bombardment of Venezuelan Navy ports.
Territorial
changes
Turks and Caicos remain apart of Canada.
Belligerents
Flag of Canada Canada
Flag of Venezuela Venezuela
Commanders
Flag of CanadaWar Cabinet

Flag of Canada Justin Trudeau
Flag of Canada Harjjin Singh

Flag of VenezuelaMilitary Junta

Flag of Venezuela Hugo Chavez II
Flag of Venezuela Mario Scandalous

Strength
10,000 troops

4 destroyers
12 frigates
1 submarine
70 aircraft

21,000 troops

1 destroyer
8 destroyers
120 aircraft

Casualties and losses
700 killed

1,300 wounded
130 PoWs

1200 killed

3,530 wounded
11,154 PoWs


The Turks and Caicos War, also known as the Canada-Venezuelan War, Turks and Caicos Crisis, was a 3-week war between Canada and Venezuela over Canadian territory: Turks and Caicos. It began on 1 April 2023, when Venezuela invaded and occupied the Turks and Caicos Islandsin an attempt to establish the sovereignty it had claimed over them. On 3 April, Canadian government deployed a naval task force to engage the Venezuelan Navy and Air Force before making an amphibious assault on the island. The conflict lasted 20 days and ended with the Venezuelan surrender on 20 April 2023, returning the island to Canadian control. In total, 1200 Venezuelan military personnel, 700 Canadian military personnel, and 130 Turks and Caicos Islanders died during the hostilities.

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