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Significant Wars in History

Dates (some approximate) War
Ancient Greek Wars
c.1200 BC Trojan War
499 - 479 BC Persian Wars[?]
491 BC Battle of Marathon
Battle of Salamis
Battle of Thermopylae
431 - 404 BC Peloponnesian War
334 - 323 BC Wars of Alexander the Great[?]
Ancient Roman Wars
264 - 241 BC
218 - 202 BC
149 - 146 BC
Punic Wars
215 BC -
197 BC -
168 BC -
Macedonian Wars
Julius Caesar's campaigns?
48 BC Battle of Pharsalus
31 BC Battle of Actium
Medieval European wars
955 Battle of Lechfeld
1096 - 1291 Crusades
1212 Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa
1314 Bannockburn
1337 - 1453 Hundred Years' War
1346 Crécy
1356 Battle of Poitiers
1415 Battle of Agincourt
1429 Battle of Orleans
1420 - 1436 Hussite Wars[?]
1455 - 1485 Wars of the Roses
Battle of Tewkesbury
Battle of Bosworth Field
1454 - 1466 Thirteen Years' War. Between Poland and Teutonic Knights, which finally broke the power of the latter.
pike & Shot
1568 - 1648 Eighty Years' War (war of Dutch independence)
1588 Defeat of the Spanish Armada
1618 - 1648 Thirty Years' War. Ends with the Peace of Westphalia.
1639 - 1652 English Civil War.
1648 - 1656 The Deluge[?]. Series of civil wars in Poland and wars with Sweden, Prussia, Russia and Transylvania, which ended its status as European power and which begun march of Russia to power status.
1652 - 1654 First Anglo-Dutch War
1664 - 1667 Second Anglo-Dutch War including the capture of New Amsterdam, renamed New York City.
1672 - 1674 Third Anglo-Dutch War
1672 - 1678 Franco-Dutch War[?]
1680 - 1684 Fourth Anglo-Dutch War
1689 - 1698 war of the Grand Alliance
1700 - 1721 Great Northern War between a coaliton of Denmark/Norway, Russia and Saxon/Poland on one side and Sweden on the other side. In 1718, during a siege at the Norwegian border, Sweden's king Charles XII is shot dead.
1702 - 1713 Queen Anne's War The North American phase of the War of Spanish Succession.
1701 - 1714 War of Spanish Succession
1739 - 1742 War of Jenkin's Ear
1744 - 1748 King George's War The North American phase of the War of Austrian Succession.
1740 - 1748 War of the Austrian Succession
1756 - 1763 Seven Years' War, known as the French and Indian War in the United States.
1754 - 1763 French and Indian War or the Seven Years' War
1775 - 1781 American Revolutionary War with the United Kingdom.
1789 - 1815 French Revolutionary Wars & Napoleonic Wars
Battle of Trafalgar 1805
Battle of Waterloo 1815
Age of Rifles
1808-1809 The war between Russia and Sweden wherein Sweden cedes Finland to Russia.
1812 - 1814 War of 1812 fought between the United States and Great Britain, and part of the greater war between Great Britain and France
1821 - 1829 Greek Independence[?]
1835 Toledo War between US territory of Michigan and the US state of Ohio
1839 - 1842 First Anglo-Afghan War[?]
1843 - 1872 Several Maori Land Wars in New Zealand.
1846 - 1848 Mexican War between the United States and Mexico.
1848 - 1849 Hungarian Revolt of 1848[?] waged by Hungary against Austria and later Russia.
1848 - 1851 First war of Schleswig[?]
1850 - 1865 Taiping Rebellion
1854 - 1856 Crimean War.
1859 - 1860 Italian Independence War[?].
1861 - 1865 American Civil War in the United States of America.
1864 Second war of Schleswig[?]
1866 Austro-Prussian War (aka Seven Weeks War)
1870 - 1871 Franco-Prussian War
1877 - 1878 Russo-Turkish War
1839 - 1842 Second Anglo-Afghan War[?]
1887 - 1889 Italo-Abyssinian War
1895 - 1896 First Italo-Abyssinian War
1894 - 1895 Chinese-Japanese War
1898 Spanish-American War
1899 - 1902 Boer War in South Africa
Early 20th century
1905 Russo-Japanese War
1912 - 1913 The first and second Balkan Wars are fought for control of the European territories of the Ottoman Empire.
1914 - 1918 World War I, primarily between countries in Europe.
1917 - 1918 Russian Revolution
1918 Finnish Civil War, fought between "the reds" (rebellous Socialists) and "the whites" (anti-Socialists) in the aftermath of the Russian Revolutions of 1917. Germany intervened on the side of the Whites.
1918 - 1922 Russian Civil War, fought between "the reds" (Communists) and "the whites" (tsarists) directly after the Bolshevist Revolution. US, France and Great Britain also intervened to "kill communism in the crib."
1919 Third Anglo-Afghan War[?]
1934 - 1936 Northern Expedition by Kuomintang
1935 - 1936 Second Italo-Abyssinian War
1936 - 1939 Spanish Civil War
1939 - 1945 World War II (British Empire, United States, Soviet Union and others against fascist Germany, Italy, and Japan).
Mid 20th century
1945 - 1949 Chinese Civil War.
1948 - 1949 First Arab-Israeli War
1950 - 1953 Korean War (UN-led coalition Vs. North Korea)
1956 Second Arab-Israeli War
1964 - 1973 Vietnam War. War between US-led coalition including government of South Vietnam and coalition including Viet Cong and North Vietnam.
Late 20th century
1967 Six-Day War in Israel.
1969 Football War between Honduras and El Salvador.
1973 Yom Kippur War (Israel Vs. Arab states)
1974 - 1991 Ethiopian Civil War
1979 - 1989 Afghan Civil War[?]
1980 - 1988 Iran-Iraq War
1982 Falklands War (United Kingdom Vs. Argentina)
1989 - 1990 Operation Just Cause (United States Vs. Panama)
1991 Gulf War between Iraq and UN-led coalition
1991 Slovene War of Independence
1991 - 1995 Croatian War of Independence
1992 - 1995 Bosnian Civil War
1998 - 1999 Kosovo War (NATO Vs. Yugoslavia)
21st century
2001 - US-led War on Terrorism, including U.S. Attack on Afghanistan, 2003 Iraq war

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