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War
Military history
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Siege · Total war · Trench For other uses, see War (disambiguation). ... Military history is composed of the events in the history of humanity that fall within the category of conflict. ... Prehistoric warfare is war conducted in the era before writing, and before the establishments of large social entities like states. ... Ancient warfare is war as conducted from the beginnings of recorded history to the end of the ancient period. ... Medieval warfare is the warfare of the Middle Ages. ... Gunpowder warfare is associated with the start of the widespread use of gunpowder and the development of suitable weapons to use the explosive. ... Modern warfare involves the widespread use of highly advanced technology. ... Battlespace is the military theatre of operations, including air, ground, information, sea and space. ... Aerial warfare is the use of military aircraft and other flying machines in warfare, including military airlift of cargo to further the national interests as was demonstrated in the Berlin Airlift. ... Information warfare is the use and management of information in pursuit of a competitive advantage over an opponent. ... War is a state of widespread conflict between states, organisations, or relatively large groups of people, which is characterised by the use of lethal violence between combatants or upon civilians. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Space warfare is combat that takes place in outer space. ... For other uses, see Weapon (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Mechanized warfare be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Artillery (disambiguation). ... For the use of biological agents by terrorists, see bioterrorism. ... Not to be confused with Golgotha, which was called Calvary. ... Chemical warfare is warfare (and associated military operations) using the toxic properties of chemical substances to kill, injure or incapacitate an enemy. ... // Electronic warfare (EW) is the use of the electromagnetic spectrum to effectively deny the use of this phenomena by an adversary, while optimizing its use by friendly forces. ... Infantry of the Royal Irish Rifles during the Battle of the Somme in World War I Infantry or footmen are very highly disciplined and trained soldiers who fight primarily with small arms(rifles), but are trained to use everything from their bare hands to missle systems in order to neutralize... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter A nuclear weapon derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions of fusion or fission. ... The U.S. Department of Defense defines psychological warfare (PSYWAR) as: The planned use of propaganda and other psychological actions having the primary purpose of influencing the opinions, emotions, attitudes, and behavior of hostile foreign groups in such a way as to support the achievement of national objectives. ... Military tactics (Greek: TaktikÄ“, the art of organizing an army) are the collective name for methods for engaging and defeating an enemy in battle. ... This article is about the military strategy. ... “Guerrilla” redirects here. ... Maneuver warfare, is the term used by military theorist for a concept of warfare that advocates attempting to defeat an adversary by incapacitating their decision-making through shock and disruption brought about by movement. ... A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition, often accompanied by an assault. ... Total war is a military conflict in which nations mobilize all available resources in order to destroy another nations ability to engage in war. ... Trench warfare is a form of war in which both opposing armies have static lines of defense. ...

Strategy

Economic · Grand · Operational This article is about real and historical warfare. ... Economic warfare is the term for economic policies followed as a part of military operations during wartime. ... Grand strategy is military strategy considered at the level of the movement and use of an entire nation state or empires resources. ... Operational warfare is, within warfare and military doctrine, the level of command which coordinates the minute details of tactics with the overarching goals of strategy. ...

Organization

Formations · Ranks · Units The armed forces of a state are its government-sponsored defense and fighting forces and organizations used to further the objectives of the state. ... A formation is a high-level military organization, such as a Brigade, Division, Corps, Army or Army group. ... This article is about the use of the term rank. ... A military unit is an organisation within an armed force. ...

Logistics

Equipment · Materiel · Supply line Military logistics is the art and science of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of military forces. ... This article lists military technology items, devices and methods. ... Materiel (from the French for material) is the equipment and supplies in Military and commercial supply chain management. ... Military supply chain management is a cross-functional approach to procuring, producing and delivering products and services. ...

Lists
Battles · Commanders · Operations
Sieges · Theorists · Wars
War crimes · Weapons · Writers

This is a list of lists of wars, sorted by country, date, region, and type of conflict. This is a partial list of battles that have entries in Wikipedia. ... . ... This is a list of missions, operations, and projects. ... The 1453 Siege of Constantinople (painted 1499) A siege is a prolonged military assault and blockade on a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition. ... See also list of military writers. ... This article lists and summarizes War Crimes committed since the Hague Conventions of 1907. ... There are a bewildering array of weapons, far more than would be useful in list form. ... This is a list of military writers, alphabetical by last name. ... Category for all lists. ... For other uses, see War (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Wars by country

See: Category:Wars by country, Category:Lists of wars by country (lists)

Wars by date

See also: Category:Lists of wars by date
  • List of wars before 1000
  • List of wars 1000–1499
  • List of wars 1500–1799
  • List of wars 1800–1899
  • List of wars 1900–1944
  • List of wars 1945–1989
  • List of wars 1990–2002
  • List of wars 2003–current
  • Ongoing wars

Prehistoric warfare Mythological wars Battle of Zhuolu about 2500BC Kurukshetra War, based on warfare in the Kuru kingdom of ancient India, ca. ... // 1014 The Battle of Clontarf, Ireland leading to the expulsion of the Vikings by Irish forces under King Brian Boru. ... List of wars - List of wars before 1000 - List of wars 1000–1499 - List of wars 1500–1799 - List of wars 1800–1899 - List of wars 1900–1944 - List of wars 1945–1989 - List of wars 1990–2002- List of wars 2003–current - Ongoing wars 1500-1504 Second Italian War... // 1800 War of the Castes in Haiti 1801 War of the Oranges 1801-1805 First Barbary War 1801-1807 Temme War 1802-1805 Second War of Haitian Independence 1802-1805 Second Anglo-Maratha War 1803-1804 British Expedition to Ceylon 1803 Emmets Insurrection 1803-1815 Napoleonic Wars 1805 War... 1914-1918 World War I 1919 Turkish War of Independence 1920 Polish-Lithuanian War 1920 Second Silesian Uprising 1921 Red Army invasion of Georgia 1921 Third Silesian Uprising 1922-1923 Irish Civil War 1924 August Uprising in Georgia 1926-1927 Northern Expedition in China 1927-1937 Chinese Civil War 1929... // 1945-1949 Chinese Civil War 1945-1949 Indonesian War of Independence 1946-1949 Greek Civil War 1946-1954 First Indochina War 1947 Paraguayan Civil War 1947-1949 Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 1948 Costa Rica Civil War 1948-1949 First Arab-Israeli War 1948-1960 Malayan Emergency 1949-1959 Chinese... 1990-1991 Gulf War 1990-1994 Rwandan Civil War 1990-1998 Tuareg Rebellion 1991-2002 Algerian Civil War 1991-2001 Yugoslav Wars 1991 Slovenian War 1991-1995 Croatian War of Independence 1992-1995 Bosnian War 1998-1999 Kosovo War 1991-1993 Georgian Civil War 1991-1992 Georgian-Ossetian Conflict 1992... 2003-present Balochistan conflict, Pakistan 2003-present Central African War 2003-present Darfur conflict, Sudan 2004-present Central African Republic Civil War, Central African War 2005-present Chad-Sudan conflict 2003-present Second Gulf War 2006-present Iraqi Civil War 2004-2006 Waziristan War 2004 Haiti rebellion 2004-present Sa... Geographic areas where armed conflict is ongoing. ...

Wars by region

See also: Category:Lists of wars by region

This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... A, thus far incomplete, list of conflicts in Africa (arranged by Country), including; Wars between African nations Civil Wars within African nations Colonial Wars/Conflicts in Africa Wars of Independence in African nations Secessionist/Separatist Conflicts in Africa Major episodes of violence (riots, massacres, etc. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... // Libya-Sudan conflict Relations between Libya and Sudan began to deteriorate after 1972. ... A, thus far incomplete, list of conflicts in Europe, (arranged both alphabetically and chronologically), including; Wars between European nations Civil Wars within European nations Rebellions by a European nation seeking independence Wars between a European nation and a non-European nation that took place within Europe Global conflicts, in which... In the last 60 years, there have been a number of conflicts in the Middle East. ... // List of conflicts in North America Before the 16th Century 1006 Norseman versus Beothuk along the coast of Newfoundland Sixteenth Century 1521 Seige and fall of Tenochtitlan 1565 Massacre of French colonists from Fort Caroline by Spanish soldiers from St. ... List of conflicts in Canada is a chronological timeline of events that includes wars, battles, skirmishes, major terrorist attacks and other related items that have occurred in the country of Canadas geographical area. ... List of conflicts in the United States is a timeline of events that includes wars, battles, skirmishes, major terrorist attacks, and other related items that have occurred in the United Statess current geographical area, including overseas territories. ... // 1524 Alvarado burns the Mayan kingdom of Quiché 1530 Alvarado enslaves the Mayan kingdoms of Cakchiquel, Mam, and Ixil. ... // 1532: Pizarro captures and ransoms the Incan ruler Atahualpa at Cajamarca. ...

Wars by type of conflict

See also: Category:Warfare by type

Lists of Korean war Issues of Myanmar war This is a list of civil wars. ... This is a list of wars of independence (national liberation). ... . Early histories of a war typically describe the war as it was declared by the states involved. ... A world war is a war affecting the majority of the worlds major nations. ... This is a list of proxy wars. ... There are several claims of wars extended by diplomatic irregularity, often by a small country named in a declaration of war being accidentally omitted from the concluding peace treaty of a wider conflict. ... There are now several hundred academic books and papers on the theory. ...


See also

Military history is composed of the events in the history of humanity that fall within the category of conflict. ... This is a chronological list of international treaties, historic agreements, peaces, edicts, pacts, etc. ... This is a partial list of battles that have entries in Wikipedia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a list of wars and man-made disasters by death toll. ... This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... This is a list of wars, conflicts, operations, and battles, in chronological order, that involve the United States during and after its declaration of independence from the British Empire. ... The history of ancient Rome - originally a city-state of Italy, and later an empire covering much of Eurasia and North Africa from the ninth century BC to the fifth century AD - was often closely entwined with its military history. ...

External links

  • Index of Wars World History Database
    • Index of Civil Wars World History Database
    • Index of Battles World History Database
    • Index of Captures World History Database
    • Index of Sieges World History Database
    • Index of Treaties World History Database
  • Major Episodes of Political Violence, 1946–2002
  • Radford, Robert, Great Historical Battles / Les grandes batailles de l'histoire. An extensive list of important battles and leaders, between 490 BC and present times.

These two organisations have, among other things, lists of current armed conflicts:


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