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LIST OF WARS
Wars since 1900
A list of all wars in the 20th and 21st centuries, based on data by COW, Prio and UCDP. See the source page or the FAQ for more information. See the new stats page for a summary of casualty data and nation-based stats. And get a preview of the experimental timeline of all wars since 1900. What's new? Check the update logs for 2018, 2017 and 2016 .
Name of War   Years  
Eastern Ukraine War2014 - 2017
Sectarian Conflict in the Central African Republic2012 - 2017
Syrian civil war2011 - 2017
South Sudanese Civil War2011 - 2017
Libyan Civil War2011 - 2017
Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon vs Boko Haram (ISWAP)2009 - 2017
Yemeni Civil War2009 - 2017
Waziristan conflict2007 - 2017
Lou Nuer vs Murle (Jonglei conflict)2006 - 2017
Mexican Drug War2004 - 2017
Kivu Conflict2004 - 2017
Iraqi Insurgency2004 - 2017
Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant2003 - 2017
Afghanistan war2001 - 2017
al-Qaida vs USA and allies2001 - 2017
Russia vs Chechnyan Secessionists, the Caucasus Emirate, IS1993 - 2017
Indian Govt vs Maoist Guerillas1991 - 2017
Algeria Govt vs Islamic rebels, GIA, AIS, AQIM1991 - 2017
Northern Mali Conflict1990 - 2017
Nagorno-Karabakh War1990 - 2017
Indian-Pakistani Dispute and Intrastate Insurgency in Kashmir1984 - 2017
Turkey Gov vs Kurdistan Guerilla (PPK)1984 - 2017
Sudan Government vs Militias1983 - 2017
Somalia Civil War1982 - 2017
Uganda Civil War1980 - 2017
Ethiopia vs Oromia rebels (OLF)1977 - 2017
Philippines Govt vs Mindanao Guerillas1970 - 2017
Philippine Government vs CPP Guerrilla1969 - 2017
Israel vs Palestine1949 - 2017
Burmese Government vs Separatist Guerillas1948 - 2017
Mozambique Govt vs RENAMO and FRELIMO1977 - 2016
Ethiopian Govt vs Ogadeni Rebels - WSLF/ONLF/AIAI1976 - 2016
Colombia Govt vs Guerillas Farc and ELN1964 - 2016
Tajikistan Govt vs Opposition1992 - 2011
Iran vs rebel groups (MEK,PJAK etc)1979 - 2011
Chad Civil War1966 - 2010
Peruvian Gvt vs Sendero Luminoso and MRTA1965 - 2010
Sri Lankan Govt vs Tamil Militants (LTTE)1984 - 2009
Georgia civil war and South Ossetia and Abkhazia conflict1991 - 2008
Burundi Civil War1991 - 2007
Nepal Civil War1996 - 2006
Southern Lebanon War1990 - 2006
Indonesia Gvt vs Aceh Liberation movement1990 - 2005
Civil War in Côte d Ivoire2002 - 2004
Ituri Conflict1999 - 2004
Iraq vs US led coalition2003 - 2003
Liberia Civil War1989 - 2003
First and Second Congo Wars1996 - 2002
Congo Brazzaville Civil War1993 - 2002
Angolan Gvt vs UNITA Guerilla1975 - 2002
Eritrea vs Ethiopia2000 - 2000
Sierra Leone Civil War1991 - 2000
Afghanistan Civil War1978 - 2000
Yugoslavia vs NATO Forces and UCK Guerilla1998 - 1999
Indonesian Govt vs Fretilin - East Timor1975 - 1999
Political Violence during South Africa's post-apartheid transition1989 - 1998
Cambodian Govt vs Khmer Rouge1979 - 1998
Northern Ireland, The Troubles1971 - 1998
Hunde and allies vs Hutu, Banyarwanda1993 - 1996
Iraq Government vs SCIRI1982 - 1996
Iraq vs Kurdistan (KDP/PUK)1982 - 1996
Iranian Govt vs KDPI1966 - 1996
Bosnian Govt vs Serbian and Croatian Insurgents1992 - 1995
Croatian Govt, irregulars vs Serbian Govt, irregulars, Rep. Krajina1992 - 1995
Guatemalan Civil War1965 - 1995
North Yemen vs Secessionists1994 - 1994
Rwanda Civil War and Genocide1990 - 1994
Burmese Govt vs Communist Guerillas1948 - 1994
Indian Govt vs Sikh insurgents1983 - 1993
First Gulf War1990 - 1991
El Salvador Gvt vs FMLN Guerrillas1979 - 1991
Ethiopian Government vs EPRDF1976 - 1991
Ethiopia vs Eritrean Separatists ELF/EPLF1964 - 1991
Nicaragua Govt vs Contras1981 - 1990
Lebanese Civil War1975 - 1990
Sri Lanka Govt vs JVP1971 - 1990
Romanian Revolution1989 - 1989
Panama Coup and US Invasion1989 - 1989
Western Sahara War1975 - 1989
South African Government vs African National Congress1981 - 1988
Iran vs Iraq1980 - 1988
Sino-Vietnamese War1978 - 1988
Namibia vs South Africa1966 - 1988
Chadian-Lybian War (Aouzou Strip)1987 - 1987
South Yemen Coup1986 - 1986
Falklands War1982 - 1982
Syrian Govt vs Muslim Brotherhood1979 - 1982
Thai Govt vs CPT1974 - 1982
Iranian Revolution1978 - 1979
Nicaraguan Gvt vs Sandinistas1978 - 1979
Uganda vs Tanzania1978 - 1979
Rhodesian Government vs ZANU,ZAPU,PF1967 - 1979
Vietnam vs Cambodia (Kampuchea)1978 - 1978
Indonesian annexation of West Papua1962 - 1978
Argentina: Civil War and Dirty War1974 - 1977
Balochistan Insurgency1974 - 1977
Chinese Cultural Revolution1967 - 1976
Cambodian Civil War1967 - 1975
Vietnam War1965 - 1975
Angolan War of Independence1961 - 1975
Turko Cypriot War1974 - 1974
Mozambique War of Independence1964 - 1974
Chilean MIlitary Coup1973 - 1973
Yom Kippur War1973 - 1973
Guinea Bissau War of Independence1963 - 1973
Laos Civil War1959 - 1973
Rebellion and killings in Burundi1972 - 1972
Sudan Government vs Insurgents1963 - 1972
Bangladesh War1971 - 1971
Second Kashmir War1964 - 1971
Israel vs Egypt1969 - 1970
Nigerian Civil War1967 - 1970
North Yemen Civil War1962 - 1970
First Kurdish–Iraqi War1961 - 1970
Football War Honduras vs El Salvador1969 - 1969
The Six Day War1967 - 1967
Dominican Republic Coup1965 - 1965
Congo Crisis1960 - 1965
First Rwanda Civil War1963 - 1964
Vietnam Civil War1955 - 1964
Sino-Indian War1962 - 1962
Rwandan Social Revolution1959 - 1962
Algerian War of Independece1954 - 1962
Bizerte Crisis1961 - 1961
Cameroonian Govt vs UPC1960 - 1961
Indonesia vs PRRI, Permesta and Darul Islam1953 - 1961
Cuban Revolution1953 - 1961
1959 Mosul uprising in Iraq1959 - 1959
Cameroon War of Independence1957 - 1959
Tibetan Uprising1956 - 1959
First Lebanese War1958 - 1958
La Violencia1948 - 1958
Malayan Civil War1948 - 1957
Sinai War1956 - 1956
Soviet Invasion of Hungary1956 - 1956
Kenya, Mau-Mau vs UK1954 - 1956
Moroccan War of Independence1953 - 1956
Tunisian war of Independence1953 - 1956
Taiwan Strait Crisis1949 - 1954
Philippines, Huk rebels vs Govt1946 - 1954
First Indochina War Comm. vs France1946 - 1954
Korean War1949 - 1953
Bolivian Revolution1952 - 1952
Indian Govt vs Communist Rebels CPI1948 - 1951
Soviet Union vs Baltic Partisans (’’Forest Brethren’’)1945 - 1951
Indonesian Govt vs Republic of South Moluccas1950 - 1950
Third Sino-Tibetan War1950 - 1950
Arab-Israeli War1948 - 1949
Cheju Rebellion in South Korea1948 - 1949
Greece Civil War1946 - 1949
Chinese Civil War1946 - 1949
Yemeni Imamate War1948 - 1948
Costa Rican Civil War1948 - 1948
First Kashmir War1948 - 1948
Civil War in Mandatory Palestine1947 - 1948
Indian Partition Communal Violence1947 - 1948
Telangana Rebellion and Indo-Hyderabad War1947 - 1948
Paraguayan Gvt vs Rebels1947 - 1947
Taiwanese revolt1947 - 1947
Madagascar Rebellion1947 - 1947
Poland and Soviet Union vs Ukrainian Partisans1945 - 1947
Indonesian Independence1945 - 1946
World War II1939 - 1945
Franco-Thai War1940 - 1941
Third Sino-Japanese War1937 - 1941
The Winter War in Finland1939 - 1940
The battle of Khalkhin Gol1939 - 1939
Spanish Civil War1936 - 1939
Arab revolt in Mandatory Palestine1936 - 1939
Second British-Waziristan1936 - 1939
Changkufeng Incident1938 - 1938
Italo-Ethiopian War1935 - 1936
Chaco War1932 - 1935
Communists vs Koumintang1930 - 1935
Saudi-Yemeni War1934 - 1934
Spanish Socialists vs Govt1934 - 1934
Xinjiang Muslim Revolt1931 - 1934
Manchurian War1931 - 1933
Aprista Revolt in Peru1932 - 1932
El Salvador, La Matanza1932 - 1932
Brazilian Revolt1932 - 1932
Saya San Rebellion1930 - 1932
Senussi Orden vs Italy1920 - 1932
The Yên Bái Uprising1930 - 1931
Kuomintang vs warlords1929 - 1930
Ikhwan Revolt1929 - 1930
Escobar Rebellion1929 - 1929
Sino-Soviet war1929 - 1929
Second Afghan Anti-Reform War1928 - 1929
The Cristero War1926 - 1929
Kuomintang vs Gansu Rebels1928 - 1928
Northern Expedition1926 - 1928
Druze revolt1925 - 1927
Third Chinese Warlord War1925 - 1926
Third Rif War1920 - 1926
Afghan rebels vs govt1924 - 1925
Nejd-Hejaz Wars1919 - 1925
Honduras Coup1924 - 1924
Soviet-Turkestan War1921 - 1923
Second Chinese Warlord War1922 - 1922
Moplah Riots in Kerala1921 - 1922
Ireland freestaters vs Irregulars1921 - 1922
Blackshirts vs Leftists1920 - 1922
Second Greco Turkish War1919 - 1922
Russian Revolution and Civil War1917 - 1922
Kronstadt Rebellion1921 - 1921
Iraq vs UK1920 - 1921
Conquest of Mongolia1920 - 1921
Green Rebellion1920 - 1921
Turkish War of Independence1919 - 1921
First Chinese Warlord War1920 - 1920
Franco-Syrian war1920 - 1920
Lithuanian-Polish War1920 - 1920
First British-Waziristan War1919 - 1920
Hungary Civil War1919 - 1920
Polish-Soviet War1919 - 1920
Caco Revolt1918 - 1920
Estonian Liberation War1918 - 1920
Latvian Liberation1918 - 1920
Mexican Revolution1910 - 1920
The Dervish State vs Ethiopia, Britain and Italy1899 - 1920
Third Anglo-Afghan War1919 - 1919
Sparticist Rising1919 - 1919
Hungarian–Romanian War of 19191919 - 1919
Finnish Civil War1918 - 1918
Second Sino-Tibetan1918 - 1918
Southern China Revolt1915 - 1918
World War I1914 - 1918
Russia-Turkestan1916 - 1917
Chinese Govt vs Bai Lang (White Wolf) Rebels1914 - 1914
Moro Rebellion1913 - 1913
Kuomintang vs Chinese Army1913 - 1913
2nd Balkan War1913 - 1913
1st Balkan War1912 - 1913
Paraguay Coups1911 - 1912
Italo-Turkish War1911 - 1912
First Sino-Tibetan War1911 - 1912
Chinese Revolution1911 - 1911
Cuba vs Partido Independiente de Color1911 - 1911
Asir-Yemen Revolt1910 - 1911
French Conquest of Wadai Sultanate1909 - 1911
The second Rif War1909 - 1910
Korean guerilla war against Japanese occupation1907 - 1910
Portugese war against Dembos1907 - 1910
Ma al-’Aynayn’s Anti-Colonial Insurgency1907 - 1910
Iranian Constitution War1908 - 1909
Morocco unrest1907 - 1908
Romanian Peasant Revolt1907 - 1907
4th Central American war1907 - 1907
Dutch-Achinese War1904 - 1907
Zulu Rebellion1906 - 1906
Sokoto and UK vs Mahdist Revolt1906 - 1906
Third Central American war1906 - 1906
Maji Maji revolt1905 - 1906
Russian Revolution 19051905 - 1906
Southwest African Revolt1904 - 1905
Russo-Japanese war1904 - 1905
Second Yemen Rebellion1904 - 1904
Uruguay Civil War1904 - 1904
Uprisings in Colonial Angola1902 - 1904
Ilinden Uprising1903 - 1903
The War of a Thousand Days1899 - 1903
Philippine insurrection1899 - 1902
Second Boer war1899 - 1902
The Boxer Rebellion1900 - 1900
Sino-Russian War1900 - 1900
 
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