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Conflicts - Wars Through History

Battles and wars throughout time have had a significant impact on the course of history, shaping much of today's world. From the earliest battles in ancient Mesopotamia to today's conflict in Iraq, the resources here will help you see the effect of war on history.
  1. Military History Timeline (8)
  2. Battles & Wars: to 1000 (35)
  3. Battles & Wars: 1001-1200 (14)
  4. Battles & Wars: 1201-1400 (15)
  5. Battles & Wars: 1401-1600 (34)
  6. Battles & Wars: 1601-1800 (147)
  7. Battles & Wars: 1800s (272)
  8. Battles & Wars: 1900s (172)

Timeline of Military History
Gain a quick overview of military history with this timeline that traces battles and wars through the ages.

American Revolution 101
The American Revolution was fought between 1775 and 1783, and was the result of increasing colonial unhappiness with British rule. During the American Revolution, American forces were constantly hampered by a lack of resources, but managed to win critical victories which led to an alliance with France. Following the American victory at...

The War of 1812 101: An Overview
The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain and lasted from 1812 to 1815. Resulting from American anger over trade issues, impressment of sailors, and British support of Indian attacks on the frontier, the conflict saw the US Army attempt to invade Canada while British forces attacked south. Over the course of the...

Mexican-American War 101
A conflict that occurred as the result of Mexican resentment over the US annexation of Texas and a border dispute, the Mexican-American War represents the only major military dispute between the two nations. The war was fought primarily in northeastern and central Mexico and resulted in a decisive American victory. As a result of the war,...

The American Civil War - A Short History
Fought 1861-1865, the American Civil War was the result of decades of sectional tensions between the North and South. Focused on slavery and states rights, these issues came to a head following the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Over the next several months eleven southern states seceded and formed the Confederate States of America. During...

World War I 101: An Overview
World War I commenced in August 1914 after a series of events sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Initially arranged in two alliances, the Triple Entente (Britain, France, Russia) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Ottoman Empire), the war soon drew in numerous other countries and was...

World War II 101
The bloodiest conflict in history, World War II consumed the globe from 1939-1945. Fought predominently in Europe and across the Pacific and eastern Asia, World War II pitted the Axis powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan against the Allied nations of Great Britain, France, China, the United States, and Soviet Union. While the Axis enjoyed early...

Vietnam War 101
The Vietnam War occurred in present-day Vietnam, Southeast Asia. It represented a successful attempt on the part of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam, DRV) and the National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam (Viet Cong) to unite and impose a communist system over the entire nation. Opposing the DRV was the Republic of Vietnam...

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