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This is a list of wars and conflicts involving the United States of America during and since the American Revolutionary War, detailing all constituent military theatres and campaigns.

1950-presentEdit

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result
Puerto Rican revolts
(1950)
Flag of the United States.svg United States Flag of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party.svg PRNP Victory
  • Continued U.S. rule over Puerto Rico.
Korean War
(1950–1953)
Part of the Cold War
Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
US flag 48 stars.svg United States
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Canadian Red Ensign (1921–1957).svg Canada
Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey
Flag of Australia.svg Australia
Ethiopian Empire Ethiopia
Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
Hellenic Kingdom Flag 1935 Greece
Flag of France.svg France
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg South Africa
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg
Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union
Ceasefire
  • Cease-fire armistice; North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled, UN invasion of North Korea repelled, Chinese invasion of South Korea repelled.
  • Korean Demilitarized Zone established, little territorial change at the 38th parallel border.
First Indochina War
(1950–1954)
Part of the Cold War
Flag of France.svg France
South Vietnam State of Vietnam
Flag of Cambodia under French protection Cambodia
Laos Kingdom of Laos
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
British Raj Red Ensign.svg British Raj
US flag 48 stars.svg United States
Flag of North Vietnam (1945-1955) Viet Minh
Laos Pathet Lao
Flag of the People's Republic of Kampuchea Khmer Issarak
Flag of the People's Republic of Kampuchea UIF
Defeat
Air battle over Merklín
(1953)
Part of the Cold War
US flag 48 stars.svg United States Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia Tactical defeat
  • U.S. F-84 shot down.
Vietnam War
(1953–1975)
Part of the Cold War and the
Second Indochina War
Flag of South Vietnam South Vietnam
Flag of the United States (Pantone) United States
Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
Flag of Australia.svg Australia
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
Flag of Laos (1952-1975) Kingdom of Laos
Cambodia Khmer Republic
Vietnam North Vietnam
FNL Flag Viet Cong
Flag of Democratic Kampuchea Khmer Rouge
Flag of the People's Republic of Kampuchea Khmer Issarak
Laos Pathet Lao
Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
Defeat
Laotian Civil War
(1953–1975)
Part of the Cold War and the
Second Indochina War
Flag of Laos (1952-1975) Kingdom of Laos
Flag of the United States (Pantone) United States
Flag of South Vietnam South Vietnam
Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
Laos Pathet Lao
Vietnam North Vietnam
Defeat
Lebanon crisis
(1958)
Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon
Flag of the United States.svg United States
25px INM
Flag of the Lebanese Communist Party.svg LCP
Flag of the Progressive Socialist Party.svg PSP
Indecisive
  • Lebanese President resigns
  • Sectarian and political tensions intensify.
Congo Crisis
(1960–1965)
Part of the Cold War
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo
Flag of Congo-Léopoldville (1960-1963).svg Stanleyville Congo
Socialist red flag.svg Simba Maoists

Flag of Katanga.svg Katanga
Flag of South Kasai.svg South Kasai
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium

Victory
Bay of Pigs Invasion
(1961)
Part of the Cold War
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Cuba Brigade 2506
Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba Defeat
  • U.S. invasion repelled.
Colombian conflict
(1964–present)
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Colombia FARC
Flag of ELN.svg ELN
Flag of EPL.svg EPL
Ongoing
  • Ongoing conflict.
Invasion of the Dominican Republic
(1965–1966)
Part of the Cold War
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras
Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay
Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua
Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica
Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador
Dominican Republic Dominican R
Dominican Republic PRD
Victory
Korean DMZ Conflict
(1966–1969)
Part of the Cold War
Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea Status quo ante bellum
Cambodian Civil War
(1970–1975)
Part of the Cold War and the
Second Indochina War
Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia
Cambodia Khmer Republic
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of South Vietnam.svg South Vietnam
Flag of Democratic Kampuchea.svg FUNK
Vietnam North Vietnam
FNL Flag Viet Cong
Defeat
Soviet war in Afghanistan
(1979–1989)
Part of the Cold War and the
Conflict in Afghanistan
Flag of Jihad.svg Peshawar Seven
Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan
Flag of the United States.svg United States

Flag of Jihad.svg Tehran Eight
Flag of Iran.svg Iran

Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union
Flag of Afghanistan (1987–1992).svg DR Afghanistan
Victory
  • Soviet forces withdraw from Afghanistan
  • Civil war continues
  • Communist government falls in 1992
First Gulf of Sidra incident
(1981)
Flag of the United States.svg United States Flag of Libya (1977–2011).svg Libya Indecisive
Lebanese Civil War
(1982–1984)
Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon

Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of France.svg France
Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom


Flag of Syria.svg Syria
Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia
Flag of Libya (1977–2011).svg Libya
United Arab Emirates UAE

Flag of Lebanon.svg LF
25px SLA
Flag of Israel.svg Israel

Lebanon Tigers Militia


Lebanon Marada Brigades


Lebanon LNM
Lebanon LNRF
Flag of Palestine.svg PLO


Flag of the Amal Movement.svg Amal Movement


25px Hezbollah


Flag of Jihad.svg IUM

Taif Agreement
  • Christian 6:5 ascendancy replaced by 1:1 representation
  • Muslim prime-ministerial powers strengthened
  • PLO expulsion from Lebanon
  • Syrian occupation of most of Lebanon
  • Israeli occupation of South Lebanon
Invasion of Grenada
(1983)
Part of the Cold War
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua
Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados
Flag of Dominica.svg Dominica
Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia
Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada
Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba
Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
Victory
  • UN condemnation
  • Occupation of Grenada.
Action in the Gulf of Sidra
(1986)
Flag of the United States.svg United States Flag of Libya (1977–2011).svg Libya Tactical victory
Bombing of Libya
(1986)
Flag of the United States.svg United States Flag of Libya (1977–2011).svg Libya Indecisive
Operation Earnest Will
(1987–1988)
Flag of the United States.svg United States Flag of Iran.svg Iran Ceasefire
Second Gulf of Sidra incident
(1989)
Flag of the United States.svg United States Flag of Libya (1977–2011).svg Libya Tactical victory
Invasion of Panama
(1989–1990)
Flag of the United States.svg United States Flag of Panama.svg Panama Victory
  • UN condemnation.
Gulf War
(1990–1991)
Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia
Flag of France.svg France
Flag of Iraq (1963–1991); Flag of Syria (1963–1972).svg Iraq Victory
Iraqi no-fly zones conflict
(1991–2003)
Part of the Iraqi–Kurdish conflict
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Flag of France.svg France
Flag of Australia.svg Australia
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
Flag of Iraq (1963–1991); Flag of Syria (1963–1972).svg Iraq
Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan
Victory
  • No fly zones enforced through airpower.
Operation Restore Hope
(1992–1994)
Part of the Somali Civil War
Flag of the United States.svg United States Somalia USC Victory
  • UN humanitarian mandate fulfilled.
Bosnian War
(1993–1995)
Part of the Yugoslav Wars
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia

Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia Herzeg-Bosnia
Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia


Flag of the United States.svg United States

Flag of the Republika Srpska.svg Republika Srpska
Logo of the JNA.svg YPA
Flag of Serbian Krajina (1991).svg Serbian Krajina
Flag of the Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia (1993–1995).svg Western Bosnia
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia
Dayton Accords
  • Internal partition of Bosnia and Herzegovina according to the Dayton Accords
  • Massive civilian casualties for the Bosniak ethnic group.
Operation Uphold Democracy
(1994–1995)
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Poland.svg Poland
Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti Victory
Operation Infinite Reach
(1998)
Flag of the United States.svg United States Flag of Jihad.svg al-Qaeda
Flag of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen.svg HUM
Sudan NIF
Indecisive
  • Osama bin Laden pledges to attack the U.S. again.
Kosovo War
(1999)
Part of the Yugoslav Wars
UCK KLA.svg KLA
Albania AFRK
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia Kumanovo Treaty
War in Afghanistan
(2001–present)
Part of the War on Terror and the
Conflict in Afghanistan
Flag of the United States.svg United States

Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Flag of Germany.png Germany
Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia
Flag of Poland.svg Poland
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey
Flag of Australia.svg Australia


Flag of Iran.svg Iran
Flag of Afghanistan (1992–2001).svg Northern Alliance

Afghanistan Taliban
Flag of Jihad.svg al-Qaeda

Flag of Jihad.svg IMU
Flag of Jihad.svg HI-Gulbuddin
Flag of Jihad.svg HI-Khalis
Flag of Jihad.svg Haqqani network
Flag of Jihad.svg Lashkar-e-Taiba
Jaishi-e-Mohammed.svg JeM
Flag of Jihad.svg ETIM
Afghanistan TTP
Flag of Waziristan resistance (1930s).svg IEW
Afghanistan TNSM
Flag of Jihad.svg IJU

Ongoing
Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines
(2002–present)
Part of the War on Terror and the
Moro insurgency in the Philippines
Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Australia.svg Australia
25px Moro Islamic Front
Flag of Jihad.svg Abu Sayyaf
Flag of Jihad.svg Jemaah Islamiyah
Ongoing
  • Ongoing conflict.
Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
(2002–present)
Part of the War on Terror and the
Somali Civil War
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti
Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia
Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia
Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan
Flag of Seychelles.svg Seychelles
Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
Flag of Jihad.svg AIAI

Flag of the Islamic Courts Union.svg ICU
25px al-Shabaab
Flag of Jihad.svg Hizbul Islam
Flag of Jihad.svg al-Qaeda

Ongoing
  • Ongoing conflict.
Second Liberian Civil War
(2003)
Liberia LURD
Liberia MODEL
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone
Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia Victory
Iraq War
(2003–2011)
Part of the War on Terror
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Flag of Poland.svg Poland
Flag of Australia.svg Australia
Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
Flag of the Ba'ath Party.svg Baath loyalists
Flag of The Islamic State of Iraq.jpg ISIS
Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svg al-Qaeda in Iraq
Flag of Jihad.svg Mahdi Army
Flag of Jihad.svg Special Groups
Flag of Jihad.svg IAI
Flag of Jihad.svg Ansar al-Sunnah

Iraq Iraq

Victory
War in North-West Pakistan
(2004–present)
Part of the War on Terror
Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Afghanistan Taliban
Afghanistan TTP
Afghanistan TNSM
Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svg al-Qaeda
Flag of Jihad.svg Lashkar-e-Islam
Flag of Jihad.svg IMU
Flag of Jihad.svg Ghazi Force
Ongoing
  • Ongoing insurgency
  • Large part of FATA under Taliban control
  • Shifting public support for the Pakistani government.
War in Somalia
(2006–2009)
Part of the War on Terror and the
Somali Civil War
Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia

Somalia TFG
Flag of Somalia Sky Blue.svg Puntland
Somalia Galmudug
Somalia Sufi groups
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi
Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi

Flag of the Islamic Courts Union.svg ICU
Flag of the Oromo Liberation Front.svg OLF

Flag of the Islamic Courts Union.svg ARS
25px al-Shabaab
Flag of Jihad.svg RKB
Flag of Jihad.svg Jabhatul Islamiya
Flag of Jihad.svg Muaskar Anole
Flag of Jihad.svg al-Qaeda

Defeat
  • Islamists re-take Mogadishu & much of southern and central Somalia, including the TFG headquarters at Baidoa, which was seized by al-Shabaab
  • Ethiopian troops withdraw from the country
  • Moderate Islamist leader and ARS-chairman Sharif Ahmed becomes new Somali president
  • Enforcement of Sharia Law by Sharif Ahmed administration.
Operation Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara
(2007–present)
Part of the War on Terror and the
Insurgency in the Maghreb
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria
Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco
Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania
Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso
Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svg AQIM
Flag of Jihad.svg Ansar Dine
Ongoing
  • Ongoing conflict.
Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen
(2010–present)
Part of the War on Terror
Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen
Flag of the United States.svg United States
ShababFlag.svg Ansar al-Sharia Ongoing
  • al-Qaeda holds partial control in Yemen.
Libyan civil war
(2011)
Part of the Arab Spring
Libya NLA
Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svg al-Qaeda
Flag of Libya (1977–2011).svg Libya Victory
LRA insurgency
(2011–present)
Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan
Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo
Central African Republic
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Lord's Resistance Army.svg LRA Ongoing
  • Ongoing conflict.

Older conflictsEdit

Dates indicate the years in which the United States of America was involved in the war.

War or conflict's name(s) Campaign or Theater Opponent(s) Time Conclusion(s)
American Revolutionary War or
American War of Independence
Flag of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg Kingdom of Great Britain
Kingdom of Great Britain Loyalists
Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy.svg Iroquois
Cherokee Nation Cherokee
September 1, 1774 –
September 3, 1783
American victory
Treaty of Paris
Britain recognizes the independence of the United States of America
Western theater of the American Revolutionary War
part of the American Revolutionary War
American Indians
Flag of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg Kingdom of Great Britain
1775 –
1778
Military stalemate, United States diplomatic victory; Spanish Louisiana successfully defended
Southern Theater
Part of the American Revolutionary War
Flag of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg Kingdom of Great Britain 1775 –
1782
Decisive Franco/American victory
Surrender of British army at Yorktown
Invasion of Canada (1775) or
Canadian Campaign
part of the American Revolutionary War
Flag of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg Kingdom of Great Britain
Kingdom of Great Britain Canadian militia
June 1775 –
October 1776
American defeat, Defeat of Colonial invasion; British counter-offensive
Chickamauga Wars (1776–1794)
Part of the American Revolutionary War
American Indians
Flag of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg Kingdom of Great Britain
Cherokee Nation Cherokee
Flag of The Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.svg Shawnee
Bandera confederats seminola.svg Seminole
Anishinabe.svg Ojibway
Creek
Chickamauga
Flag of the Sac and Fox Nation.svg Meskwaki
Bandera Miami Nation.PNG Miami
Mingo
Kickapoo
Lenape
Mascouten
Potawatomi
Flag of the Sac and Fox Nation.svg Sauk
Wyandot Nation.png Wyandot
1776 –
1794
Decisive American victory:
  • United States diplomatic victory, American rights in Treaty of Paris successfully defended
  • Britain recognizes independence of the United States and cedes forts and influence in Indian territory.
New York and New Jersey Campaign
Part of the American Revolutionary War
Flag of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg Kingdom of Great Britain
Hesse Hesse-Kassel
Waldeck-Pyrmont
July 1776 –
March 1777
New York: British gain control of New York City, British victory
New Jersey: Americans lose and then regain control of New Jersey, American victory
Philadelphia Campaign
part of the American Revolutionary War
Flag of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg Kingdom of Great Britain
Hesse Hesse-Kassel
Ansbach-Bayreuth
1777 –
1778
British occupation then evacuation of Philadelphia
Saratoga Campaign
part of the American Revolutionary War
Flag of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg Kingdom of Great Britain
Brunswick-luneburg
Hesse-Hanau
Iroquois Confederation (except tribes)
June 14, 1777 –
October 17, 1777
Decisive American victory:
  • Surrender of British army
  • Entry of France into the war
Northern Theater
Part of the American Revolutionary War
Flag of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg Kingdom of Great Britain 1778 –
1782
 ???[Clarification needed]
Gulf Coast campaign
Part of the American Revolutionary War
Flag of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg Kingdom of Great Britain
 Choctaw
 Creek
1779 –
1782
Decisive Spanish/American victory
Yorktown Campaign
Part of the American Revolutionary War
Flag of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg Kingdom of Great Britain
 Ansbach-Bayreuth
Hesse Hesse-Kassel
January –
October, 1781
Decisive Franco/American victory
Northwest Indian War or
Little Turtle's War or
Miami Campaign
Western Confederacy
Canadian Militia
1785 –
1795
American victory, Treaty of Greenville
Quasi-War or
Franco-American War or
Half War
France French Republic 1798 –
1800
Indecisive American victory:
  • End of French privateer attacks on American shipping
  • America neutrality and renunciation of claims against France
First Barbary War or
Barbary Coast War or
Tripolitan War
Ottoman Empire Vilayet of Tripoli
Flag of Morocco 1666 1915 Morocco
1801 –
1805
American victory, peace treaty
Tecumseh's War or
Tecumseh's Rebellion
Tecumseh's Confederacy August –
November 1811
American victory, peace treaty
War of 1812 or
Second War of Independence
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Empire
Flag of The Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.svg Shawnee
Bandera confederats seminola.svg Red Sticks
Anishinabe.svg Ojibway
Chickamauga
Flag of the Sac and Fox Nation.svg Meskwaki
Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy.svg Iroquois
Bandera Miami Nation.PNG Miami
Mingo
Bandera Ottawa nation.png Odawa
Kickapoo
Lenape
Mascouten
Potawatomi
Flag of the Sac and Fox Nation.svg Sauk
Wyandot Nation.png Wyandot
June 18, 1812 –
March 23, 1815
Treaty of Ghent
Status quo ante bellum
Atlantic Theater
Part of the War of 1812
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Empire 1812 –
1815
British blockade of America:
Chesapeake Campaign
Part of the Atlantic Theater of the War of 1812
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Empire 1813 –
1814
Inconclusive:
Great Lakes and Western Theater
Part of the War of 1812
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Empire 1812 –
1815
American control of Lake Erie, British control of remaining four lake:
Canadian Campaign
Part of the Great Lakes and Western Theater of the War of 1812
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Empire 1812 –
1813
Indecisive:
American Northwest Campaign
Part of the Great Lakes and Western Theater of the War of 1812
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Empire 1813 Inconclusive:
American West Campaign
Part of the Great Lakes and Western Theater of the War of 1812
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Empire 1813 –
1814
Inconclusive, British maintain control of Fort Mackinac:
Niagara Frontier Campaign
Part of the Great Lakes and Western Theater of the War of 1812
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Empire American invasion force defeated:
St. Lawrence and Lower Canada Campaign
Part of the Great Lakes and Western Theater of the War of 1812
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Empire
Niagara and Plattsburgh Campaigns
Part of the Great Lakes and Western Theater of the War of 1812
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Empire 1814 Inconclusive, Americans regain control of Lake Champlain:
Southern Theater
Part of the War of 1812
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Empire 1814 –
1815
Decisive American victory:
Creek War
Part of the Southern Theater of the War of 1812
Red Stick Creek 1813 –
1814
American/Allied Native American victory
Second Barbary War or
Algerian War
Fictitious Ottoman flag 2 Algiers 1815 American victory
West Indies Anti-Piracy Operations Caribbean Pirates 1817 –
1825
American victory
First Seminole War Seminole
Spain Spanish Florida
November 22, 1817 –
April 12, 1818
American victory
African Anti-Slavery Operations African Slave Traders 1819 –
1861
Atlantic slave trade suppressed by 1861
Callao Affair Flag of Spain (1785–1873, 1875–1931).svg Spain November 5 –
6, 1820
Spanish vow to punish those responsible for attacks on American shipping.
Arikara War Arikara 1823 The Arikara eventually settled with the Mandan and Hidatsa on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota
Aegean Anti-Piracy Operations Greek Pirates 1825 –
1828
United States victory
Winnebago War or
Le Fèvre Indian War
Prairie La Crosse Ho-Chunks, with a few allies 1827 United States victory; Ho-Chunks cede lead mining region to the United States
First Sumatran Expedition Chiefdom of Kuala Batee February 6 –
February 9, 1832
United States victory
Black Hawk War or
Black Hawk Campaign
Black Hawk's British Band, with Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi allies May–August 1832 United States victory
Second Seminole War or
Florida War
Seminole December 23, 1835 –
August 14, 1842
3,800 Seminoles transported to the Indian Territory, 300 remain in Everglades
United States Exploring Expedition Fiji
Samoa
Tabiteuea
1838 –
1842
Successful expedition, victory in battle with aboriginals
Second Sumatran Expedition Chiefdom of Quallah Battoo December 1838 –
January 1839
United States victory, Malays agree to cease attacks on American vessels
Capture of Monterey Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Mexico October 19–20, 1842 United States captures Monterey
Battle of Kororareka Māori March 11, 1845 Māori victory
Mexican–American War or
Mexican War
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Mexico April 25, 1846 –
February 2, 1848
Decisive United States victory:
Texas Campaign
Part of the Mexican-American War
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Mexico 1846 Decisive US victory: All Mexican forces pushed out of State of Texas, Mexican bandits suppressed
Conquest of California
Part of the Mexican-American War
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Mexico 1846 –
1847
Decisive US victory:

United States annexed the Republic of California

New Mexico and Arizona Campaign
Part of the Mexican-American War
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Mexico 1846 –
1847
Decisive US victory:
  • All Mexican forces pushed out of region
  • Territory annexed to the US
  • Indian tribal nations recognize US suzerainty

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Pacific Coast Campaign
Part of the Mexican-American War
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Mexico 1847 –
1848
Decisive US victory
  • Indian tribal nations recognize US suzerainty
Mexico City Campaign
Part of the Mexican-American War
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Mexico 1847 Decisive US victory
Cayuse War Cayuse 1847 –
1855
United States victory
Pitt River Expedition Tolowa
Nomlaki
Chimariko
Wintun
April 28 –
September 13, 1850
 ???[Clarification needed]
Apache Wars Apache
Ute
Yavapai
1851 –
1900
Decisive American victory,
Apaches moved to reservations
Bombardment of San Juan del Norte or
Bombardment of Greytown
[[File:|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] Nicaragua July 13, 1854 United States victory, town severely damaged
Puget Sound War Nisqually
Muckleshoot
Puyallup
Klickitat
Haida
Tlingit
1855 –
1856
Indians relocated to Siletz, Grand Ronde, and Coast Reservations
Rogue River Wars Rogue River people 1855 –
1856
Indians relocated to Siletz, Grand Ronde, and Coast Reservations
Third Seminole War or
Billy Bowlegs War
Seminole 1855 –
1858
United States victory
Yakima War Yakama 1855 –
1858
American victory, peace treaty
Battle of Ty-ho Bay Chinese Pirates August 4, 1855 Anglo-American victory
First Fiji Expedition Fiji October 1855 United States victory in battle, objective failed
Second Opium War or
Second Anglo-Chinese War or
Second China War
Flag of China (1889–1912).svg Qing Dynasty 1856 –
1859
Treaty of Tianjin June 18, 1858
Navajo Wars Navajo 1858 –
1866
United States victory, Long Walk of the Navajo
Utah War Flag of the United States.svg United States
UtahUtah Mormons
Nauvoo Legion
1857 –
1858
Brigham Young replaced as governor of the territory. Territory accepts U.S Federal authority.
Second Fiji Expedition Fiji 6–16 October 1858 United States victory
Paraguay Expedition Flag of Paraguay (1842-1954).png Paraguay 1859 Paraguay extended an apology to the United States, indemnified the family of the slain Water Witch crewman, and granted the United States a new and highly advantageous commercial treaty
Paiute War or
Paiute Indian War or
Pyramid Lake War
Paiute
Bannock
Bandera Xoixoni Est.png Shoshone
1860 United States victory
Reform War Mexico Conservatives March 6, 1860 United States victory
American Civil War or
War Between the States
Flag of the Confederate States of America (March 1861 – May 1861).svg Confederate States of America April 12, 1861 –
April 9, 1865
Union victory:
  • Territorial integrity of the United States of America preserved
  • Slavery abolished
  • Seceded states of the Confederate States of America eventually re-admitted to the Union
Eastern Theater
Part of the American Civil War
Flag of the Confederate States of America (March 1861 – May 1861).svg Confederate States of America 1861 –
1865
Union victory
Western Theater
Part of the American Civil War
Flag of the Confederate States of America (March 1861 – May 1861).svg Confederate States of America 1861 –
1865
Union victory
Lower Seaboard Theater
Part of the American Civil War
Flag of the Confederate States of America (March 1861 – May 1861).svg Confederate States of America 1862 –
1865
Union victory
Pacific Coast Theater
Part of the American Civil War
Flag of the Confederate States of America (March 1861 – May 1861).svg Confederate States of America 1862 –
1865
Union victory
Trans-Mississippi Theater
Part of the American Civil War
Flag of the Confederate States of America (March 1861 – May 1861).svg Confederate States of America 1862 –
1865
Union victory
Bombardment of Qui Nhơn or
Cochinchina Campaign
23px Nguyen Dynasty July 31, 1861 United States victory, fort silenced
Dakota War of 1862 or
Sioux Uprising or
Sioux Outbreak of 1862
Pine Ridge Flag Dakota Sioux August 17 –
December 26, 1862
United States victory
Colorado War Flag of Northern Cheyenne.svg Cheyenne
Flag of Arapaho Nation.svg Arapaho
1863 –
1865
United States victory
Battles for Shimonoseki Flag of Choshu domain.svg Chōshū Domain July 20, 1863 –
September 6, 1864
Decisive Allied victory
Snake War Paiute
Bannock
Bandera Xoixoni Est.png Shoshone
1864 –
1868
United States victory
Powder River Expedition or
Connor Expedition
Pine Ridge Flag.svg Sioux
Flag of Northern Cheyenne.svg Cheyenne
Flag of Arapaho Nation.svg Arapaho
1865 United States victory; raids along Bozeman trail stopped
Red Cloud's War or
Bozeman War or
Powder River War
Pine Ridge Flag.svg Lakota
Flag of Northern Cheyenne.svg Cheyenne
Flag of Arapaho Nation.svg Arapaho
1866 –
1868
Indian victory:
Comanche Campaign or
Comanche War
Flag of Northern Cheyenne.svg Cheyenne
Flag of Arapaho Nation.svg Arapaho
Flag of the Comanche Nation.svg Comanche
Kiowa
1867 –
1875
United States victory
Formosa Expedition or
Taiwan Expedition of 1867
Paiwan June 1867 United States objectives failed
Korean Expedition or
Shinmiyangyo
Flag of Korea (1882–1910).svg Joseon Dynasty June 1, 1871 –
July 3, 1871
United States military victory, United States diplomatic failure; Korean-American Treaty of Amity and Commerce
Modoc War or
Modoc Campaign or
Lava Beds War
Bandera Modoc Oklahoma.PNG Modoc July 6, 1872 –
June 4, 1873
United States victory
Red River War Flag of Northern Cheyenne.svg Cheyenne
Flag of Arapaho Nation.svg Arapaho
Flag of the Comanche Nation.svg Comanche
Kiowa
June 27, 1874 –
June 1875
United States victory; end to the Texas-Indian Wars
Black Hills War or
Great Sioux War of 1876–77 or
Little Big Horn Campaign
Pine Ridge Flag.svg Lakota
Flag of Northern Cheyenne.svg Northern Cheyenne
Flag of Arapaho Nation.svg Arapaho
1876 –
1877
United States victory
Nez Perce War or
Nez Perce Campaign
23x15px Nez Perce 1877 United States victory
Bannock War or
Bannock Campaign
Bannock
Bandera Xoixoni Est.png Shoshone
1878 United States victory
Cheyenne War or
Cheyenne Campaign
Flag of Northern Cheyenne.svg Cheyenne 1878 –
1879
United States victory
Sheepeater Indian War Bandera Xoixoni Est.png Shoshone 1879 United States victory
White River War or
Ute War or
Ute Campaign
Ute 1879 –
1880
United States victory
Pine Ridge Campaign or
Ghost Dance War
Pine Ridge Flag.svg Sioux November 1890 –
January 1891
United States victory
Second Samoan Civil War Mataafans 1898 –
1899
Mataafan victory, Mata'afa Iosefo becomes high chief of Samoa; United States acquires American Samoa, Germany acquires German Samoa
Spanish–American War Flag of Spain (1785–1873, 1875–1931).svg Spain April 25 –
August 12, 1898
United States victory:
  • Decisive United States victory
  • Treaty of Paris
  • Spain relinquishes sovereignty over Cuba, cedes the Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam to the United States for the sum of $20 million
Caribbean Theater
Part of the Spanish-American War
Flag of Spain (1785–1873, 1875–1931).svg Spain 1898 US victory
Cuban Campaign
Part of the Caribbean Theatre of the Spanish-American War
Flag of Spain (1785–1873, 1875–1931).svg Spain 1898 US victory
Puerto Rican Campaign
Part of the Caribbean Theatre of the Spanish-American War
Flag of Spain (1785–1873, 1875–1931).svg Spain 1898 Militarily inconclusive, Spain cedes Puerto Rico in accordance with the accords of the Treaty of Paris of 1898
Pacific Theater
Part of the Spanish-American War
Flag of Spain (1785–1873, 1875–1931).svg Spain 1898 US victory
Guam Campaign
Part of the Pacific Theatre of the Spanish-American War
Flag of Spain (1785–1873, 1875–1931).svg Spain 1898 United States victory:
  • United States captures Guam
Philippine Campaign
Part of the Pacific Theatre of the Spanish-American War
Flag of Spain (1785–1873, 1875–1931).svg Spain 1898 Expulsion of the Spanish colonial government during Spanish–American War (1898)
Moro Rebellion Late 19th Century Flag of Sulu.svg Sultanate of Sulu
Late 19th Century Flag of Sulu.svg Moro
1899 –
1913
United States victory
Philippine–American War or
Philippine War of Independence or
Philippine Insurrection
Philippines Flag Original.svg First Philippine Republic
Philippine revolution flag kkk1.svg Revolutionary forces
Philippines Flag Original.svg Pulajanes
June 2, 1899 –
July 4, 1902
United States victory and dissolution of the First Philippine Republic; The Philippine Islands becomes an unincorporated territory of the United States
Boxer Rebellion or
The Boxer Uprising
Yihetuan flag.png Righteous Harmony Society
Flag of China (1889–1912).svg Qing Empire
September 28, 1899 –
August 15, 1900
Alliance victory
Occupation of Nicaragua or
Nicaraguan Campaign
Liberal rebels 1912 –
1933
United States victory
Mexican Revolution or
Mexican Expedition or
Pancho Villa Expedition
Flag of Mexico (1893-1916).svg Mexico
Flag of the Yaqui tribe Yaqui
April 21, 1914 –
June 16, 1919
Porfirio Diaz ousted from power and exiled in France, Convention of Aguascalientes between revolutionary leaders, Mexican Constitution of 1917 enacted, assassination of important revolutionary leaders Madero, Zapata and Carranza, founding of the National Revolutionary Party
Occupation of Haiti or
Haitian Campaign or
Caco War
Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti
Caco rebels
July 28, 1915 –
August 1, 1934
United States victory, Cacos defeated, Haiti occupied.
Occupation of the Dominican Republic or
Dominican Campaign
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic 1916 –
1924
United States victory, Dominican Republic occupied.
World War I or
First World War or
Great War
Flag of the German Empire.svg Germany
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg Austria-Hungary
1917 –
1918
Armistice with Germany November 11, 1918
Paris Peace Conference 1919
Treaty of Berlin (August 25, 1921)
Treaty of Trianon (in part)
Allied victory:
Asian and Pacific Theatre
Part of World War I
Flag of the German Empire.svg Germany 1917 –
1918
Allied victory; Treaty of Versailles
European Theatre
Part of World War I
Flag of the German Empire.svg Germany
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg Austria-Hungary
1917 –
1918
Allied victory; Treaty of Versailles, Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
Italian Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War I
Flag of the German Empire.svg Germany
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg Austria-Hungary
1917 –
1918
Allied victory; Treaty of Versailles
Western Front
Part of the European Theatre of World War I
Flag of the German Empire.svg Germany
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg Austria-Hungary
1917 –
1918
Allied victory; Collapse of the German Empire.
First Battle of the Atlantic
Part of World War I
Flag of the German Empire.svg Germany 1917 –
1918
Allied victory; Treaty of Versailles
Russian Civil War Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1918–1937).svg Russia 1918 –
1920
Allied withdrawal from Russia
North Russia Campaign
Part of the Russian Civil War
Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1918–1937).svg Russia 1918 –
1920
Allied withdrawal
Siberian Intervention
Part of the Russian Civil War
Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1918–1937).svg Russia 1918 –
1920
Allied withdrawal
World War II or
Second World War
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Empire of Japan
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Fascist Italy
War flag of the Italian Social Republic.svg Italian Social Republic
Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg Hungary
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria
Flag of Finland.svg Finland
Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
Flag of Independent State of Croatia.svg Croatia
December 7, 1941 –
September 2, 1945
Allied victory:
Pacific War
Part of World War II
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Empire of Japan

Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
India Free India

1941 –
1945
Decisive Allied victory
End of World War II:
Burma Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Empire of Japan

Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
India Free India

January 1942 –
July 1945
Decisive Allied victory, leading to later Independence of Burma in 1948
Solomon Islands Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Empire of Japan January 1942 –
August 21, 1945
Decisive Allied victory
New Guinea Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Empire of Japan January 23, 1942 –
August 1945
Allied victory
Aleutian Islands Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Empire of Japan June 3, 1942 –
August 15, 1943
Allied victory
Guadalcanal Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Empire of Japan August 7, 1942 –
February 9, 1943
Strategic Allied victory
Gilbert and Marshall Islands Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Empire of Japan November, 1943 –
February 1944
Allied victory
Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Empire of Japan June –
November 1944
American victory
Philippines Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Empire of Japan
Flag of the Philippines (1943-1945).svg Second Philippine Republic
October 20, 1944 –
September 2, 1945
Allied victory; Allied forces liberate the Philippines
Volcano and Ryukyu Islands Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Empire of Japan
January –
June 1945
Allied victory
Japan Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Empire of Japan February 16 –
July 23, 1945
Allied victory
Borneo Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Empire of Japan May 1 –
August 1, 1945
Allied victory; the Japanese are pushed further from Australia
Second Battle of the Atlantic
Part of World War II
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Kingdom of Italy
France Vichy France
1941 –
1945
Decisive Allied victory
Mediterranean, Middle East and African Theaters
Part of World War II
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Kingdom of Italy
France Vichy France
War flag of the Italian Social Republic.svg Italian Social Republic
1941 –
1945
Allied victory
Egypt–Libya Campaign
Part of the Mediterranean, Middle East and African Theaters of World War II
Nazi Germany Germany 1942 –
1943
Allied forces finally succeed in driving all Axis forces out of Libya
Algeria-French Morocco Campaign
Part of the Mediterranean, Middle East and African Theaters of World War II
France Vichy France
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany (naval participation in Morocco)
November 8–16, 1942 Allied victory
Tunisia Campaign
Part of the Mediterranean, Middle East and African Theaters of World War II
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Germany
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Kingdom of Italy
November 17, 1942 –
May 13, 1943
Decisive Allied victory
Sicily Campaign
Part of the Mediterranean, Middle East and African Theaters of World War II
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Kingdom of Italy
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
July 9 –
August 17, 1943
Allied victory
European Theater
Part of World War II
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Kingdom of Italy
France Vichy France
War flag of the Italian Social Republic.svg Italian Social Republic
Kingdom of Hungary (1920–46) Hungary
1943 –
1945
Decisive Allied victory:
  • Fall of Nazi Germany (concurrently with Eastern Front)
  • Fall of Fascist Italy
  • Liberation of occupied countries in Western and Northern Europe
  • Partition of Germany (1945)
Naples-Foggia Campaign
Part of the European Theater of World War II
Nazi Germany Germany
Kingdom of Italy Italy
(to 8 September)
September 3, 1943 –
September 16, 1943
Allied victory
Anzio Campaign
Part of the European Theater of World War II
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
War flag of the Italian Social Republic.svg Italian Social Republic
January 22, 1944 –
June 4, 1944
Operation successful; VI Corps established beachhead; Battle of Anzio followed
Rome-Arno Campaign
Part of the European Theater of World War II
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany January 22, 1944 –
September 9, 1944
German resistance crumbled
Normandy Campaign
Part of the European Theater of World War II
Nazi Germany Germany June 6, 1944 –
mid-July 1944
Decisive Allied victory
Northern France Campaign
Part of the European Theater of World War II
Nazi Germany Germany June 6 –
August 15, 1944
Decisive Allied victory
Southern France Campaign
Part of the European Theater of World War II
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany August 15, 1944 –
September 14, 1944
Allied victory
North Apennines Campaign
Part of the European Theater of World War II
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
War flag of the Italian Social Republic.svg Italian Social Republic
August 25 –
December 17, 1944
Inconclusive
Rhineland Campaign
Part of the European Theater of World War II
Nazi Germany Germany August 25, 1944 –
March 1945
Allied victory
Ardennes-Alsace Campaign
Part of the European Theater of World War II
Nazi Germany Germany December 16, 1944 –
January 18, 1945
Allied victory
Central Europe Campaign
Part of the European Theater of World War II
Nazi Germany Germany

Kingdom of Hungary (1920–46)Hungary

February 8, 1945 –
May 8, 1945
Allied victory
Po Valley Campaign
Part of the European Theater of World War II
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
War flag of the Italian Social Republic.svg Italian Social Republic
April 6, 1945 –
May 2, 1945
Decisive Allied victory:
  • German surrender in Italy
  • Italian Social Republic disestablished

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