The History of wars

The History of Wars in the World

Wars are terrible things that have been happening for centuries. They are the bloodiest and most violent events in history. Wars can be traced back to 6000 BC when the Sumerian King Gilgamesh fought with his mortal enemy, King Humbaba. Records of wars dating back to when people began writing and as people gained knowledge, they became more advanced and developed better weapons. One of the earliest weapons was bows and arrows, which were used as long ago as 6000 BC by Assyrian soldiers.

The History of Wars:

  • The Trojan War (approx. 1194-1184 BC)
  • Greco-Persian Wars (499-450 BC)
  • The Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC)
  • Macedonian Succession Wars (323-275 BC)
  • Punic Wars (264-146 BC)
  • The Maccabean Revolt (166-129 BC)
  • Jewish Revolts (66-117)
  • The Three Kingdoms (China) (220-280) note
  • The Crusades (1095-1291)
  • Turkish-European Wars (1071-1683) note
  • Ottoman Rise (Early Ottoman conquests in late Middle Ages)
  • The Fall of Constantinople (1453)
  • Battle of Lepanto (1571)
  • Siege of Vienna (1683)
  • European Reconquest (Austria & Russia vs Ottomans Seventeenth-Nineteenth centuries)
  • The Hundred Years War (1337-1453)
  • Wars of the Roses (1455-1485)
  • Italian Wars (1494-1559)
  • The Eighty Years’ War (1568-1648)
  • The Dutch-Portuguese War (1602-1640)
  • Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648)
  • English Civil War (1642-1649), a part of the Three Kingdoms Wars (1639-1653)
  • Hanover-Stuart Wars (Seventeenth and Eighteenth century).
  • Anglo-Dutch Wars (1652-1781)
  • The Great Northern War (1700-1721)
  • War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714)
  • War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748)
  • Seven Years’ War (1754-1763)
  • The American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • The Napoleonic Wars (1789-1815)
  • War of 1812 (1812-1815)
  • War of the Confederation (1836-1839)
  • Mexican-American War (1846-1848)
  • Wars of Italian Independence (1848-1866)
  • The Crimean War (1853-1856)
  • Sepoy Rebellion (1857)
  • The American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • The Chincha Islands War (1864-1866)
  • War of the Triple Alliance (1864-1870)
  • Austro-Prussian War (1866)
  • Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871)
  • Anglo-Zulu War (January-July 1879)
  • War of the Pacific (1879-1883)
  • The River War (1881-1898)
  • First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895)
  • Spanish-American War (1898)
  • The Second Boer War (1899-1902)
  • Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905)
  • The Mexican Revolution (1910-1921)
  • World War I (1914-1918)
  • Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
  • Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
  • The Irish Revolution (War of Independence 1919-1921, Civil War 1922-1923)
  • Chinese Civil War (Initial campaigns 1927-1936, intermittent fighting 1941-1945, full-scale war 1946-1949.)
  • The Chaco War (1932-1935)
  • Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
  • Second Sino-Japanese War (1937 – 1945)
  • World War II (1939-1945)
  • The Cold War: (c.1945-c.1990. Historians disagree on the precise date it started)
  • The Korean War (1950-1953 for the main fighting, although technically still ongoing and best described as a high-tension Cold War in East Asia)
  • The Indochina Wars (1946-1975)
  • The Vietnam War (1959-1975)
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion (April 17-April 19 1961)
  • Operation Urgent Fury (October-December 1983), aka the US invasion of Grenada.
    Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan (1979-1989)
  • Arab-Israeli Conflict (1948-)
  • The Indo-Pakistan Conflict (1947-)
  • The Troubles (1968-1998)
  • The Football War (July 1969)
  • Iran–Iraq War (1980-1988), also known as the Gulf War.
  • The Falklands War (or Malvinas War, to some) (2 April-20 June 1982)
  • Sri Lankan Civil War (1983-2009)
  • First Gulf War (1990-1991) also known as the Second Gulf War
  • The Yugoslav Wars (1991-2001)
  • Sierra Leone Civil War (1991-2002)
  • The Chechnya Wars (First War 1994-1996 and Second War 1999-2009)
  • The Congo Wars (1996-2003)
  • The Second Lebanon War (2006)
  • The War on Terror (2001-, includes Afghanistan and Iraq wars)
  • The American Iraq War (20 March 2003 to 15 December 2011)
  • Iraq Civil War (30 December 2013 to 9 December 2017)
  • The American Afghanistan War (7 October 2001 to 30 August 2021)
  • Libya Civil War (16 May 2014 to 13 October 2020)
  • Syrian Civil War (15 March 2011 to Ongoing)
  • Yemen Civil War (16 September 2014 to Ongoing)
  • The Russia and Ukraine War (24 February 2022 to Ongoing)

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