List of conflicts in Asia
This is a list of wars and conflicts in Asia, particularly East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Russia. For a list of conflicts in Southwest Asia, Asia Pacific. see List of conflicts in the Near East for historical conflicts and List of conflicts in the Middle East, List of conflicts in Australia (related Asia Pacific) for contemporary conflicts.
West Asia
Main articles: History of the Middle East, Ancient Near East, Fertile Crescent, History of Mesopotamia, Upper Mesopotamia, History of the Levant, History of Anatolia, History of the Caucasus, History of Iraq, and History of Iran
Early Dynastic Period of Sumer
Lugal-Zage-Si's domains (red), c. 2350 BC
Akkadian Empire
c. 2270–2215 BCE (Short chronology) Conquests of Sargon of Akkad
Map of the Akkadian Empire (brown) and the directions in which military campaigns were conducted (yellow arrows)
Gutian period of Sumer
c. 2002 BCE (Short chronology) Gutian attacks on the Akkadian Empire
Fifth Dynasty of Uruk
Neo-Sumerian Empire
Map showing the Ur III state and its influence sphere
Dynasty of Isin
c. 1766 BCE (Short chronology) Ishbi-Erra of Isin reconquered much of the former heartland of Sumer and Akkad from Elam and various invaders
Paleo-Babylonian Empire
Kassite period of Babylonia
The extent of the Babylonian Empire during the Kassite dynasty
Fourth Babylonian Dynasty
c. 1125–1104 BCE (Short chronology) Nebuchadnezzar I of Isin's War with Elam
Meso-Assyrian Empire
Neo-Assyrian Empire
911–605 BCE Campaigns of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Map of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and its expansions.
Neo-Babylonian Empire
The Neo-Babylonian Empire
Achaemenid Province of Athura
559–530 BCE Campaigns of Cyrus the Great
Macedonian Empire
335–323 BCE Wars of Alexander the Great
Wars of Alexander the Great
October 1, 331 BCE Battle of Gaugamela
Seleucid Empire
322–275 BCE Wars of the Diadochi
311–309 BCE Babylonian War
Parthian Empire
238–129 BCE Seleucid–Parthian wars
Roman Province of Mesopotamia
Expansion of the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic, Roman Empire, Western Roman Empire, and the Eastern Roman Empire
92 BCE – 629 CE Roman–Persian Wars
Sasanian Province of Asorestan
217–502 BCE Roman–Sasanian wars
Julian's unsuccessful campaign in 363 resulted in the loss of the Roman territorial gains under the peace treaty of 299.
Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn al-Walid's conquest of Iraq in 633
Rashidun Caliphate
633–644 BCE Muslim conquest of Persia
Expansion of Rashidun Caliphate
Umayyad Caliphate
The Caliphate at the beginning of the Abbasid revolt, before the Battle of the Zab.
January 25, 750 Battle of the Zab
Abbasid Caliphate
Mongol Empire
1258 Siege of Baghdad
Expansion of the Mongol Empire
1370–1405 Assyrian people are massacred at Assur by Timur
Ottoman Iraq
July 1915, British offence in Iraq during World War I
Occupied Enemy Territory Administration
May–October 1920 Iraqi revolt against the British
Kingdom of Iraq
First Iraqi Republic
Ba'athist Iraq
Ground troop movements 24–28 February 1991 during Operation Desert Storm
Map of the invasion routes and major operations/battles of the Iraq War as of 2007.
March 19 – May 1, 2003 Invasion of Iraq
Coalition Provisional Authority
2003–2004 Post-invasion insurgency
Republic of Iraq
Chalcolithic period of Mesopotamia
c. 3500 BCE Battle at Hamoukar
Akkadian Empire
c. 2270–2215 BCE (Short chronology) Conquests of Sargon of Akkad
Sargon of Akkad's conquests.
Akkadian conquest of Ebla
Hittite Empire
The Assyrians, the Mitanni, the Egyptians, and the Hittite Empire in the 14th century BCE
Neo-Assyrian Empire
854–846 BCE Assyrian conquest of Aram
853 BCE Battle of Qarqar
Seleucid Empire
274–168 BCE Syrian Wars
French Mandate of Syria
Syrian Arab Republic
Early Dynastic Period of Sumer
Fourth Babylonian Dynasty
c. 1125–1104 BCE (Short chronology) Nebuchadnezzar I of Isin's War with Elam
Achaemenid Empire
559–530 BCE Campaigns of Cyrus the Great
552 BCE Persian Revolt
The Median Empire about 48 years before the Persian Revolt
Macedonian Empire
335–323 BCE Wars of Alexander the Great
January 20, 330 BCE Battle of the Persian Gate
Seleucid Empire
322–275 BCE Wars of the Diadochi
Kingdoms of the Diadochi after the Battle of Ipsus, c. 301 BCE.
  Kingdom of Ptolemy I Soter
  Kingdom of Cassander
  Kingdom of Lysimachus
  Kingdom of Seleucus I Nicator
  Roman Republic
  Greek colonies
Parthian Empire
Sasanian Empire
Rashidun Caliphate
The Rashidun Empire reached its greatest extent under Caliph Uthman, in 654.
656–661 First Fitna
Umayyad Caliphate
Abbasid Caliphate
809–827 Fourth Fitna
Qajar dynasty
Pahlavi dynasty
Islamic Republic of Iran
The Egyptian Empire at its maximum territorial extent in the 15th century BCE
Confederated Tribes of Israel
c. 1200 BCE the biblical Battle of Gibeah
United Kingdom of Israel and Judah
Different interpretations of what the Bible says about the extent of King David's empire
Kingdom of Judah
Neo-Assyrian Empire
Babylonian Province of Yehud
601–587 BCE Jewish–Babylonian war
Persian Province of Yehud Medinata
335–323 BCE Wars of Alexander the Great
October 332 BCE Siege of Gaza
Seleucid Empire
Hasmonean Kingdom
63 BCE Siege of Jerusalem by Pompey the Great, intervening in the Hasmonean civil war on behalf of the Roman Republic.
Herodian Kingdom of Israel
37 BCE Siege of Jerusalem by Herod the Great, ending Hasmonean rule over Judea.
Roman Tetrarchy of Judea
Roman Province of Judea
66–136 BCE Jewish–Roman wars
Roman Province of Syria Palaestina
66–136 BCE Jewish–Roman wars
132–136 Third Jewish–Roman War
Byzantine Province of Palaestina Prima
Rashidun Province of Jund Filastin
637 Siege of Jerusalem by Khalid ibn al-Walid (Rashidun general) under Umar the Great, capturing the city from the Byzantine Empire
Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn Walid's invasion of Northern Syria.
Abbasid Province of Jund Filastin
1099–1291 The Crusades
1099 First Crusade
Kingdom of Jerusalem
1099–1291 The Crusades
The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the other Crusader states in the context of the Near East in 1135
The 1260 Mongol offensives in the Levant. The early successful attacks on Aleppo and Damascus led to smaller attacks on secondary targets such as Baalbek, al-Subayba, and Ajlun as well as raids against other Palestine towns, perhaps including Jerusalem. Smaller raiding parties reached as far south as Gaza.
Ottoman Eyalet of Damascus
Ottoman Vilayet of Syria
July 28, 1914 – November 11, 1918 World War I
October 29, 1914 – October 30, 1918 Middle Eastern theatre of World War I
State of Israel
Hittite Empire
The Hittite Empire, c. 1400 BCE (shown in Blue).
1260–1240 BCE Trojan War
Kingdom of Diaokhi
Lydian Empire
May 28, 585 BCE Battle of Halys
Achaemenid Empire
Macedonian Empire
335–323 BCE Wars of Alexander the Great
The Siege of Miletus and the Battle of Issus are shown on this map of the Achaemenid Empire around the time of Darius the Great and Xerxes.
Seleucid Empire
Roman Republic
Expansion of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
Kingdom of Pontus
88–63 BCE Mithridatic Wars
Roman Empire
66–217 BCE Roman-Parthian Wars
Byzantine Empire
Territorial development of the Roman Empire between the years CE 300 and 1453 (Animated map).
Seljuq Empire
1048–1308 Byzantine–Seljuq wars
August 26, 1071 Battle of Manzikert
Seljuk Empire in its zenith in 1092, upon the death of Malik Shah I
1090–1194 Nizari–Seljuk conflicts
Sultanate of Rum
Expansion of the Sultanate of Rum in c. 1100–1240
Latin Empire
Ottoman Empire
Greatest extent (red) with vassal states (light red) of the Ottoman Empire in 1590s.
Republic of Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Muhammad in Medina
Conquests of Muhammad and the Rashidun
Civil wars of the Early Caliphates
632–633 Ridda wars
Map detailing arenas of Ridda campaigns.
Rashidun Caliphate
656–661 First Fitna
Umayyad Caliphate
Abbasid Caliphate
September 762 – February 763 Alid Revolt
First Saudi state
Ibrahim Pasha's Campaign against the Saudis in Nejd
Second Saudi state
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Mongol Empire
Central Asia
335–323 BCE Wars of Alexander the Great
327 BCE Siege of the Sogdian Rock
Sogdia, c. 300 BC.
Greco-Bactrian Kingdom
Yuezhi Kingdom
162 BCE Yuezhi expansion
The migrations of the Yuezhi through Central Asia, from around 176 BC to AD 30.
Indo-Greek Kingdom
36 BCE Battle of Sogdiana
Kushan Empire
1st and 2nd Centuries CE Kushan expansion
Rouran Khaganate
Origin and expansion
Göktürk Khaganate
Khwarazmian dynasty
1216–1221 Mongol invasion of Central Asia
Mongol Empire
1262 Berke–Hulagu war
Timurid dynasty
1370 Siege of Balkh
Zunghar Khanate
Conquest of the Tarim Basin and war with the Central Asians
Russian Empire
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
1916–1934 Basmachi movement
104–101 BCE War of the Heavenly Horses
The Dayuan (in Ferghana) was one of the three advanced civilizations of Central Asia around 130 BCE, together with Parthia and Greco-Bactria, according to the Chinese historical work Book of Han.
East Asia
Mainland China (People's Republic of China)
Longshan culture
2852–2070 BCE Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors Period
Xia dynasty
c. 1628–1600 BCE Rise of Shang
c. 1600 BCE Battle of Mingtiao
Shang dynasty
Remnants of advanced, stratified societies dating back to the Shang found primarily in the Yellow River Valley
Zhou dynasty
Qin dynasty
Qin dynasty, c. 210 BC.
Han dynasty
The Han Empire in 87 BCE (core provinces in brown), with commanderies (red dots) and protectorates (green dots) shown
Wei dynasty
220–280 Three Kingdoms
The territories of Cao Wei (in yellow), 262 CE.
Jìn dynasty
Liu Song dynasty
420–589 Southern and Northern Dynasties
537 Battle of Shayuan
Sui dynasty
Tang dynasty
Emperor Taizong's campaign against the oasis states (640–648)
China under the Tang dynasty c. 700 AD
Song dynasty
Liao dynasty
Jin dynasty
1206–1337 Mongol conquests
1211–1234 Mongol conquest of the Jin dynasty
Yuan dynasty
Yuan dynasty in 1294
1351 Red Turban Rebellion
August 30 – October 4, 1363 Battle of Lake Poyang
Ming dynasty
Qing dynasty
The Qing Empire in 1890
Republic of China
People's Republic of China
Area controlled by the People's Republic of China shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.
Taiwan (Republic of China)
South Asia
Kingdom of Magadha
Maurya Empire
Indo-Scythian Kingdom
320–550 Gupta Empire conflicts
Gupta Empire
320–550 Gupta Empire conflicts
Empire of Harsha
606–647 Empire of Harsha Conflicts
Umayyad Caliphate
622–1526 Muslim conquests
711–1526 Muslim conquests on the Indian subcontinent
Abbasid Caliphate
Delhi Sultanate
Vijaynagara Empire
1336–1646 Vijayanagara Empire conflicts
Mughal Empire
1526–1757 Mughal Empire conflicts
Maratha Empire
Sikh Empire
Company rule in India
British Raj
Dominion of India
Republic of India
962 Ghaznavid Empire
Afghan Empires and the Great Game
Russian Empire
1916–1934 Basmachi movement
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
People's Republic of Bangladesh
1766–1788 Ten Great Campaigns
Sri Lanka
Southeast Asia
Kingdom of Funan
c. 100 Preah Thaong and Neang Neak conflict
Chenla Kingdom
Apex and decline of Funan
Khmer Empire
900 AD
Red: Khmer Empire
Light green: Haripunjaya
Yellow: Champa
1020–1130 Medieval Chola invasions
French Indochina
North Asia
Rouran Khaganate
330–555 BCE Origin and expansion
Turkic Khaganate
581–593 BCE Göktürk civil war
Turkic khaganates c. 600 CE
Uyghur Khaganate
744–848 The rise of Uyghurs in Mongolia
Mongol Empire
1207 Mongol conquest of Siberia
Golden Horde
1380–1390 Tokhtamysh–Timur war
Grand Duchy of Moscow
1438–1552 Russo-Kazan Wars
Tsardom of Russia
Territory of Muscovy / Russia in 1500, 1600 and 1700.
Russian Empire
Map of the Russian Empire showing any and all territory and immediate influence it possessed regardless of time period.
  Spheres of influence
Russian Republic
November 7, 1917 – October 25, 1922 Russian Civil War
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Russian Federation
1991-ongoing Kuril Islands Dispute
Chronological list of wars
20th century
21st century
See also

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