The term “Patriotic War” is usually used when it comes to the very existence of the state, and not to the conquest of new lands or territories.
Therefore, this is how the war of 1812 is called, as a result of which the Russian Empire did not acquire new lands, and Poland became part of it in 1815 as the “Kingdom of Poland”. Similarly, WWII 1941-45.
Plus, the term implies the broad participation of all sectors of society in the war, for example, as militias and partisans, which was widely represented in both 1812 and 1941-45.
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