Names of the world's major wars, when and between whom:

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List of major wars in the history of the world when and between:

Time Name of war Between whom

The Battle of Marathon There was a war between the Iranians and the Greeks.
490 AD This war took place in 490 BC. It took place in the field of Marathon between Greece and Persia. Darius was the king of Persia. He was very mighty.
His kingdom extended from the Aegean Sea in the west, to the Indus River in the east, and from the Scythian plains in the north to the Nile of Egypt in the south.

Battle of hastings There was a war between Duke William of Normandy and King Harald II of England.
1066 AD The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066, beginning the Norman Conquest of England, between the Norman-French army of William, Duke of Normandy, and an English army between the Anglo-Saxon king Harold Godwinson.
The background of the battle was the death of the childless King Edward the Confessor in January 1066, setting off a succession struggle for his throne among several claimants. Harold was crowned king shortly after Edward's death, but suffered invasions by William, his own brother Tostig, and King Harald Hardda of Norway (Harold III of Norway).

Centenary war There was a war between the British and the French.
1346 AD Historians adopted the term "Hundred Years' War" as a historical period to include these conflicts, making them the longest military conflict among European conflicts. It is common to divide the war into three phases, separated by truces:
the Edwardian War (1337–1360), the Caroline War (1369–1389), and the Lancastrian War (1415–1453). Although each side attracted several allies to the battle, in the end, the House of Valois retained the French throne.

War of roses War broke out between Lancaster and Yorkshire.
1455-1485 AD The name "Wars of the Roses" refers to the herald badges associated with two rival branches of the same royal house, the White Rose of York and the Red Rose of Lancaster. The Wars of the Roses came into common use in the 19th century following the publication of Anne of Zierstein by Sir Walter Scott.
The Yorkist faction had used the white rose symbol from early in the conflict, but the Lancastrian red rose was introduced only after Henry Tudor's victory at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

Anglo-Spanish War There was a war between the British and Spain.
1585–1604 AD There was an intermittent conflict between the kingdoms of Spain and England that was never formally declared. Beginning in 1585 with the military campaign of England, the then Spanish Netherlands under the command of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in support of the State General's resistance to the Robert Hudberg regime. The British conquered Cádiz in 1587 and recaptured the Spanish Armada in 1588, but then suffered heavy losses at the English Armada in 1589.
The war became a stalemate around the turn of the 17th century during campaigns in the Netherlands, France and Ireland. This was brought to an end with the Treaty of London, in 1604 between the representatives of the new King of Spain, Philip III, and the new King of England, James I. Negotiations took place between representatives of England and Spain, who agreed to halt their military intervention in the Spanish Netherlands.

Battle of Gibraltar Bay There was a war between the Dutch and Spain and Portugal.
25 April 1607 AD The Naval Battle of Gibraltar took place on 25 April 1607, when, during the Eighty Years' War, a Dutch fleet was taken by surprise. The Spanish fleet was led by Don Juan lvarez de vila. The Spanish chief of San Augustin was commanded by the son of Don Juan.
The other ships were Nuestra Seora de la Vega and Madre de Dios. The fighting resulted in a 12-year conflict in which the Dutch Republic gained de facto recognition by the Spanish Crown.

Seven year war There was war between Britain and Prussia and Austria and France.
1756-1763 AD The Seven Years' War was a world war fought between 1754 and 1763. In this the intensity of the war was high in the seven year period from 1756 to 1763. It included the major politically and strategically powerful countries of that time. It affected Europe, North America, Central America, the West African coast, India and the Philippines. In the context of Indian history, it is called the Third Carnatic War (1757–63).
In other regions of the world it is called 'The French and Indian War' (North America, 1754–63); Maomerian War (Sweden and Prussia, 1757–62); Known as the Third Silesian War (Prussia and Austria, 1756–63), etc.

Battle of Bunker Hill It was the first battle of the American War of Independence.
1775 AD The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, on the Charleston Peninsula, Massachusetts, near Boston, although most of the fighting took place on nearby Breed Hill. This was during the Siege of Boston, which took place during the early stages of the historic American Revolutionary War (1775 – 1783).
The leading factor for this particular battle was intelligence received by the Americans that British troops were trying to take control of the city of Boston and its ports. These ports were important to the British, as their ships could bring in reinforcements troops and supplies. The British were aiming to capture Breed Hill and Bunker Hill to gain a strategic advantage, although American forces intended to erect and defend these hills.

Battle of Saratoga There was a war between the Americans and the British.
1777 AD The Battle of Saratoga took place in September and October, 1777, during the second year of the American Revolution. It consisted of two important battles, fought eighteen days apart, and was a decisive victory for the Continental Army and a turning point in the Revolutionary War.

War of the pyramids There was a war between the Egyptian ruler Mamluk and Napoleon.
1798 AD The Battle of the Pyramids, also known as the Battle of the Embab, was a major battle fought during the French invasion of Egypt on 21 July 1798. The French army, led by Napoleon Bonaparte, achieved a decisive victory against the forces of the local Mamluk rulers, eliminating almost the entire Ottoman army based in Egypt.
This was the battle where Napoleon put the Divisional Square Tactic to great effect. This battle is also known as The Battle of Chobrakit.

Battle of the Nile There was a war between Britain and France.
1798 AD The Battle of the Nile was a major naval battle fought between the British Royal Navy and the Navy of the French Republic from 1 to 3 August at Abukir Bay on the Mediterranean coast off the Nile Delta of Egypt from 1 to 17 August.
The battle was the climax of a naval campaign that had swept the Mediterranean during the three months preceding the war, a large French convoy led by General Napoleon Bonaparte from Toulon to Alexandria. The British fleet was led by Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson; He decisively defeated the French under Vice-Admiral François-Paul Bruis d'Galliers.

Battle of trafalgar There was a war between Britain and France.
1805 AD The Battle of Trafalgar was a sea battle of the British Navy with an offensive fleet of French and Spanish navies fought on 21 October 1805. Napoleon was not satisfied only by becoming the emperor of France, he started planning to conquer the whole world. England was the main country obstructing Napoleon's plan of world conquest.
Now England also started considering France as its enemy because it knew that France was the only state which could challenge it. Therefore, Pitt, the Prime Minister of England, had raised a third group of European countries against France in 1805 AD.

Napoleon's War There was a war between Napoleon I and European countries.
1803-1815 AD The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts involving the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers in various alliances, financed by the United Kingdom and was led. This produced a brief period of French domination over much of Europe.
The war stemmed from unresolved disputes involving the French Revolution and its resulting conflict. The wars are often classified into five conflicts, each called after the coalition that fought Napoleon: the Third Coalition (1805), the Fourth (1806–07), the Fifth (1809), the Sixth (1813–14) and the Seventh (1815)

Battle of waterloo It was only after this battle, between the combined forces of Wellington and Balucher, and Napoleon I, that Napoleon was taken prisoner and exiled to the island of St. Helena.
1853-1856 AD The Crimean War (July, 1853 – September, 1855) was a war around the Black Sea, with France, Britain, Sardinia, Turkey on one side and Russia on the other. The Battle of Crimea is considered one of the most foolish and inconclusive wars in history.
The reason for the war was the spirit of Slavic nationalism. Apart from this, Turkey's religious atrocities on the other hand also became the reason, but even after a lot of bloodshed, nothing came out of the result.

Opium war There was a war between Britain and China over the import of opium.
1839-1842 AD The two wars fought between China and mainly Britain in the middle of the nineteenth century are called the Opium Wars. This was due to the reaching of the peak of trade disputes between China (Ching dynasty) and Britain in the nineteenth century. The first war lasted from 1839 to 1842 and the second from 1856 to 1860.
For the second time, France also fought alongside Britain. In both the wars, China was defeated and the Chinese regime had to bear the illicit trade of opium. China had to sign the Treaty of Nanjing and the Treaty of Tianjin.

Spain-America War There was a war between Spain and America.
1898 AD The Spanish–American War was an armed conflict between Spain and the United States of America in 1898. Hostilities began after the internal detonation of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, caused by American interference in the Cuban War of Independence.
The war led to the US becoming dominant in the Caribbean, and resulted in the American takeover of Spain's Pacific possessions. This led to American involvement in the Philippine Revolution and eventually the Philippine-American War.

Russo-Japanese War There was a war between Russia and Japan.
1904-05 AD It was fought between Russia and Japan during 1904 -1905. In this, Japan was victorious, as a result of which Japan got the rights of Manchuria and Korea. This victory surprised all the observers of the world and put Japan on the world stage. This humiliating defeat resulted in a huge increase in discontent against the corrupt Tsarist government of Russia. This was a major cause of the Russian Revolution of 1905.

Balkan war There was a war between the Balkan countries and Turkey.
1912-13 AD By the early 20th century, Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro and Serbia had achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire, but large elements of their ethnic population remained under Ottoman rule. In 1912, these countries formed the Balkan League. The First Balkan War began on 8 October 1912, when the League's member states invaded the Ottoman Empire, and ended eight months later with the signing of the Treaty of London on 30 May 1913.
The Second Balkan War began on 16 June 1913, when Bulgaria, dissatisfied with its loss of Macedonia, attacked its former Balkan League allies.

Spanish Civil War There was a war between the Spaniards.
1936-39 AD The Spanish Civil War lasted from 1936 to 1939. This war took place between the republicans and nationalists of Spain. It is often considered a war between democracy and fascism, but many historians believe that this war was actually between the leftist revolutionaries and the right-wing counter-revolutionaries.
The Nationalists eventually won the war, and after that the Franco remained the ruler of Spain for the next 36 years (until his death in 1975).

War of suez canal There was war between Egypt and France, Israel and Britain.
1956 AD. The Suez Canal War took place in 1956 after the then President of Egypt, Colonel Nasser, nationalized the Suez Canal. In this war Britain, France and Israel jointly invaded Egypt. Due to pressure from the United Nations, the offensive forces had to withdraw from there.

Vietnam War In this war between America and Vietnam, America used a chemical called 'Agent Orange' (dioxin).
1957-1975 AD America's active involvement in the Vietnam War began in 1954. After Ho's communist army occupied North Vietnam, war broke out between the armies of the northern and southern parts. A decisive battle took place between them in May 1954.
In it the Viet Minh army was victorious. With France's defeat in the war, French colonial rule in Vietnam signed a treaty at the Geneva Conference in July 1954, dividing Vietnam into two parts. Ho's occupied North Vietnam while Bao's occupied South Vietnam. The treaty provided that elections were held in 1956 for the reunification of the country.

Korea war
There was a war between North Korea and South Korea.
1954 AD The Korean War (1950–53) began with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea on June 25, 1950. It was the first and largest conflict fought in the Cold War era. On one side was North Korea, supported by the Communist Soviet Union and The Communists were doing China, on the other side was South Korea which the US was protecting.
In the end the war ended without a decision, but the public damage and tension had increased greatly.

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