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Significant Battles / Wars In The World History

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List of Wars in the History of World.

List of battles in the world history for general knowledge. In this list all the important battles from Battle of Marathon in 409 BC to Kargil war in 1999 are included.

Our world history is full of wars and myths. No history can ever be created without war. Some of theme are listed below.

 Battle/Wars  Period/Years  Involved Countries
 Battle of Marathon  409 BC  Athenians and Persians. King Darius of Persia defeated.
 Battle of Salamis  408 BC  Athenian fleet and Persian fleet 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 Peloponnese war, lasted for 30 years
 Spartan War II  431 BC  Sparta and Athens; Spartans victorious.
 Battle of Arabia  331 BC  Greek and Parisian forces; Greeks victorious.
 Hundred-Year War  1337-1485  France and England.
 Anglo-Spanish War  1588  Spanish and English fleets fought in the English Channel, defeat of the Spanish Armada
 Thirty-Years 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  In England: between Cavaliers (King Charles I supporters) and force of parliament led by Oliver Cromwell,King Charles I executed.
 Seven-Year War  1756-1763  Britain and France against Austria and Prussia; The British alliance won.
 Battle of the Nile  1805  British fleet defeated fleets of France and Spain. British fleets were commanded by Admiral Nelson, who was killed during the battle.
 Battle of Borodino  1812  France and Russia;
 First China War  1840  China and Britain, Chinese yielded, also known as the first opium war. It was a trade war.
 Balkan War I  1912  Turkey and Balkan countries ( Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece), Turkey defeated.
 Balkan War I 1913  Invasion of Serbia and Greece by Bulgaria – Bulgaria defeated by combined forces of Serbia, Greece, Romania, 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); Britain and its allies were won
 World War II  1939-1345  Axis Power ( Germany, Italy and Japan) against the Allies (Britain, USSR, USA, France and several other countries); Axis powers were defeated.
 Desert War  1942  Italian Army form Libya invaded Egypt in order to attack British forces
 Isreal-Arab War  1967  Six days war, shortest war in History, Arab force 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.
 Kargil War  1999  India defeated Pakistan forces at Kargil.

In many competitive examinations these wars may come as a general knowledge. So you need to remember and for that you have to revise again and again.

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