Major Wars

The time period between 1600 and the present saw hundreds of wars; the focus is on conflicts, which reflect the content of the Oxford Handbook Gender, War and the Western World since 1600, edited by Karen Hagemann (General Editor), Dirk Bönker, Stefan Dudink and Sonya Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2018).

Major Wars

  • 1600–1830s:
    • War in the 17th and 18th Centuries
      • Thirty Years War (1618–48)
      • English Civil War (1642–51)
      • Habsburg-Ottoman Wars (1683–1718)
      • American Colonial Wars (1689–1763)
      • War of Spanish Succession (1701–13)
      • Seven Years War (1756–63)
    • Age of the Revolutionary Wars
      • American Revolutionary Wars (1775–83)
      • French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars War (1792–1815)
      • Latin American Wars of Independence (1810–30)

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  • 1830s – 1910s:
    • National Wars in the 19th Century
      • Mexican American War (1846–48)
      • European Civil Wars (1848–49)
      • Wars of Italian Independence (1848–49, 1859, 1866)
      • Crimean War (1853–56)
      • American Civil War (1861–65)
      • German Wars of Unifications (1864, 1866, 1870–71)
      • Russo-Japanese War (1904–5)
    • Colonial Wars in the long 19th Century
      • Imperial Conquest of Africa (1880–1914)
      • Spanish–American War (1898)
      • Boer/South African War (1899–1902)
      • Philippine-American War (1899–1902)

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  • 1910s – 1940s:
    • Age of First World War
      • First World War (1914–18)
      • Russian Civil War (1917–22)
      • Irish War of Independence and Civil War (1919–23)
    • Age of Second World War
      • Chinese Civil War (1927–50)
      • Spanish Civil War (1936–39)
      • Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–45)
      • Second World War (1939–45)
      • Holocaust

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  • 1940s - Present:
    • Cold War and Wars of Decolonization
      • Cold War (1946–91)
      • Arab-Israeli Conflicts (1947–)
      • War of Indonesian Independence (1945–49)
      • Korean War (1950–53)
      • African Wars for Independence (1952–)
      • Algerian War (1954–62)
      • Indochina Wars (1946–79)
    • Post-Cold War Period
      • Wars in former Yugoslavia (1991–99)
      • U.S. Wars in the Middle East (1990–)
      • Wars of Globalization
      • UN Peacekeeping / New Humanitarianism

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