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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 BCBattle 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
    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 fighting on the Norwegian border, Swedish king Charles XII is shot dead, after having defended his country in 18 years from an coordinated attack by the coalition in 1700.
    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 Revolution & Napoleonic Wars
    Battle of Trafalgar 1805
    Battle of Waterloo 1815
    Age of Rifles
    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
    1846 - 1848 Mexican War between the United States and Mexico.
    1850 - 1865 Taiping Rebellion
    1854 - 1856 Crimean War.
    1859 - 1860 Italian Independence War.
    1861 - 1865 American Civil War in the United States of America.
    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 - 1922 Russian Civil War, fought between "the reds" (communists) and "the whites" (tsarists) directly after the Russian 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.
    Mid 20th century
    1945 - 1949 Chinese Civil War
    1948 - 1949 First Arab-Israeli War
    1950 - 1953 Korean War
    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 between Israel and Arab states
    1974 - 1991 Ethiopian Civil War
    1979 - 1989 Afghan Civil War
    1980 - 1988 Iran-Iraq War
    1982 Falklands War
    1989 - 1990 Operation Just Cause (aka The Invasion of Panama)
    1991 Gulf War between Iraq and US-led coalition
    1991 Slovene War of Independence
    1991 - 1995 Croatian War of Independence
    1992 - 1995 Bosnian Civil War
    1998 - 1999 Kosovo War
    Early 21st century
    2001 - US-led "War on Terrorism", including U.S. Attack on Afghanistan, 2003 Iraq war

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