Wars

 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (WORLD)

 

 WARS

 

Battle of Megiddo

608 BC

Necho of Egypt and josiah of Judah; Egyptians victorious

Battle of Marathon

490 BC

Athenians and Persians. King Darius of Persia defeated

Battle of Thermoplyae

480 BC

Spartans led by Leonidas and Persians led by Xerxes. Greeks defeated

Battle of Salamis

480 BC

Athenian feet and Persian feet in Bay of Salamis; Persian fleet defeated

Battle of Platae

479 BC

Greek and Persian forces; Persian forces defeated

Battle of Mycale

479 BC

Greek and Persian fleets; Persian fleet defeated

Spartan War I

459 BC

Sparta and Athens, also called Peloponesian War, lasted for 30 years

Spartan War II

431 BC

Sparta and Athens; Spartans victorious

 

421 BC

Sparta and Athens; Spartans victorious

Battle of Arabia

331 BC

Greek and Persian forces; Greeks victorious

Battle of Magnesia

190 BC

Syrian and Roman forces; Syrian forces defeated (north-west  Lydia)

Hundred-Year War

1338-1453

France and England

War of the Roses

1455-1485

Civil War in England

Anglo-Spanish War

1588

Spanish and English fleets fought in the English Channel, defeat of the Spanish Armada

Thirty-Year War

1618-1648

Started as religious-cum-political war between the Lutherans and Catholics in Germany and developed into an international war

Civil War in England

1642-1649

England; between Cavaliers (King Charles I supporters) and forces of Parliament led by Oliver Cromwell, King Charles I executed

Battle of Gibraltar Bay

1607

The Dutch defeated the Spaniards and the Portuguese

War of Austrian

1740-1718

Queen of Austria, Maria Theresa (daughter of Charles VII) was challenged by King Frederick II of Prussia-England supported the queen and Frederick was helped by France. Ended with a Treaty which recognised the Queen's right to the throne after the death of King Frederick

Seven-Year War

1756-1763

Britain and France Against Austria and Prussia; the British alliance won

Battle of the Nile

1798

British and French fleets, Britain victorious

Battle of Trafalgar

1805

British fleet defeated fleets of France and Spain. British fleets were commanded by Admiral Nelson, who was dilled during the battle

Battle of Austerlitz    

1805

Britain, Austria, Russia and Prussia on one side and France on the other

Battle of Borodino

1812

France and Russia

Battle of Leipzig

1813

Germany and combined forces of Austria, Prussia and Russia,defeated Napolean

Battle of Waterloo

1815

British forces led by Duke of Wellington defeated French forces led by Napolean Bonaparate

First China War

1840

China and Britain, Chinese yielded, also known as the first opium war. It was trade war

American Civil war

1861-1865

Northern and Southern states of America for the abolition of slavery, Abraham Lincoln defeated the Southern states

Boer War

1899-1901

The revolt of Transvaal Boers was suppressed by the British forces. Boers belonged to Dutch Protestant stock who opposed Britishers because of abolition of slavery by Britain

Russo-Japanese war

1903

Russia and Japan in the Sea of Japan. Russia defeated; also called battle of Port Arthur and Battle of Yalu

Balkan War I

1912

 Turkey and Balkan countries (Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece), Turkey defeated

Balkan War II

1913

Invasion of Serbia and Greece by Bulgaria-Bulgaria defeated by combined forced of Serbia, Greece, Rumania, Montenegro who stripped Turkey of most of its European territories

World War I

1914-1918

Germany (with Austria, Hungary, and Turkey) against Britain (with France, USA, Russia, Japan, Canada, Australia and Belgium); Germany and its allies were defeated

Battle of Jutland

1916

During World War I-naval battle between Germany and England, Germany was defeated

World War II

1939-1945

Axis powers (Germany, Italy and Japan) against the Allies (Britain, USSR, USA, France and several other countries); Axis powers were defeated

Desert War

1942

Italian Army from Libya invaded Egypt in order to attack British forces

Israel-Arab War

1967

Six-day war, shortest war in history; Arab forces led by Egypt,Syria and Jordan were defeated

Pakistan-Bangladesh War

1971

Mukti Bahini forces aided by India against the Pakistani forces stationed in Bangladesh (former East Pakistan)

Gulf War

1991

US-led multinational force attacked Iraq to oust Iraqi troops from Kuwait

Kargil War

1999

India defeated Pakistan force at Kargil

US – Afghanistan War

2001

US led coalition force attack Afghanistan to bring down the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in retaliation to the September 11 terrorist attack in USA

Gulf War II

2003

US led coalition forces dethroned the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein