Let’s see some examples of these irregular social-military conflicts :
Country and conflict nature. Period. Military and political result.
Greece, communist. 1946 to 1949. Suffocated.
Malaya, communist, tied to the Chinese etnia. 1947 to 1960. Suffocated.
French Indochina. 1946 to 1954. Creation of both republics of Vietnam.
The Philippines, communist. 1947 to 1952. Suffocated.
Kenya, nationalist. 1952 to 1959. Independence.
Algeria, nationalist. 1954 to 1962. Independence.
Cyprus, nationalist. 1955 to 1959. Independence.
South Vietnam. 1959 to 1975. Unification of the country under the aegis of North Vietnam. Dissolution of the Vietcong, independence movement of the South.
Angola, nationalist. 1960 to 1975. Independence.
Afghanistan, nationalist. 1978 to 1989. Independence from the Soviet goverment sponsor.
The military counterinsurgents must avoid, therefore, the prolongation of the conflict, which is mining the conviction of their own forces and allowing that the enemy should spread, strengthen and prevail.