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Wars in the Last Days

Wars since 1900

What is a War?

War is defined as an active conflict that has claimed more than 1,000 lives.

Has the world ever been at peace?


Of the past 3,400 years, humans have been entirely at peace for 268 of them, or just 8 percent of recorded history.


How many people have died in war?


At least 108 million people were killed in wars in the twentieth century. Estimates for the total number killed in wars throughout all of human history range from 150 million to 1 billion. War has several other effects on population, including decreasing the birthrate by taking men away from their wives. The reduced birthrate during World War II is estimated to have caused a population deficit of more than 20 million people.


nytimes.com/2003/07/06/books/chapters/what-every-person-should-know-about-war.html


A list of all wars in the 20th and 21st centuries 

Source: hwar-memorial.net/wars_all.asp



Name of War 


Eastern Ukraine War 2014 


2017  


6,367 Deaths

 

Sectarian Conflict in the Central African Republic 


2012 - 2017 


9,017 Deaths

 

Syrian civil war


2011 - 2017


278,694 Deaths

 

South Sudanese Civil War


2011 - 2017


7,483 Deaths

 

Libyan Civil War


2011 - 2017


8,037 Deaths

 

Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon vs Boko Haram (ISWAP)


2009 - 2017


29,363 Deaths

 

Yemeni Civil War


2009 - 2017


19,406 Deaths

 

Waziristan Conflict


2007 - 2017


33,785 Deaths

 

Lou Nuer vs Murle (Jonglei conflict)


2006 - 2017


3,495 Deaths

 

Kivu Conflict


2004 - 2017


13,192 Deaths

 

Mexican Drug War


2004 - 2017


19,673 Deaths

 

Iraqi Insurgency


2004 - 2017


17,198 Deaths

 

Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant


2003 - 2017


143,539 Deaths

 

Afghanistan war


2001 - 2017


130,807 Deaths

 

al-Qaida vs USA and Allies


2001 - 2017


8,593 Deaths

 

Russia vs Chechnyan Secessionists, the Caucasus Emirate, IS


1993 - 2017


24,235

 

Indian Govt vs Maoist Guerillas


1991 - 2017


8,164v

 

Algeria Govt vs Islamic rebels, GIA, AIS, AQIM


1991 - 2017


20,965 Deaths

 

Nagorno-Karabakh War


1990 - 2017


5,748 Deaths

 

Northern Mali Conflict


1990 - 2017


3,891 Deaths

 

Indian-Pakistani Dispute and Intrastate Insurgency in Kashmir


1984 - 2017


22,970 Deaths

 

Turkey Gov vs Kurdistan Guerilla (PPK)


1984 - 2017


31,283 Deaths

 

Sudan Government vs Militias


1983 - 2017


100,820 Deaths

 

Somalia Civil War


1982 - 2017


57,884 Deaths

 

Uganda Civil War


1980 - 2017


129,047 Deaths

 

Ethiopia vs Oromia Rebels (OLF)


1977 - 2017


3,432 Deaths

 

Philippines Govt vs Mindanao Guerillas


1970 - 2017


20,001 Deaths

 

Philippine Government vs CPP Guerrilla


1969 - 2017


25,238 Deaths

 

Israel vs Palestine


1949 - 2017


17,403 Deaths

 

Burmese Government vs Separatist Guerillas


1948 - 2017


56,028 Deaths

 

Mozambique Govt vs RENAMO and FRELIMO


1977 - 2016


115,914 Deaths

 

Ethiopian Govt vs Ogadeni Rebels - WSLF/ONLF/AIAI


1976 - 2016


23,432 Deaths

 

Colombia Govt vs Guerillas Farc and ELN


1964 - 2016


31,937 Deaths

 

Tajikistan Govt vs Opposition


1992 - 2011


9,145 Deaths

 

Iran vs rebel groups (MEK,PJAK etc)


1979 - 2011


5,015 Deaths

 

Chad Civil War


1966 - 2010


36,078 Deaths

 

Peruvian Gvt vs Sendero Luminoso and MRTA


1965 - 2010


17,234 Deaths

 

Sri Lankan Govt vs Tamil Militants (LTTE)


1984 - 2009


73,837 Deaths

 

Georgia civil War and South Ossetia and Abkhazia Conflict


1991 - 2008


3,538 Deaths

 

Burundi Civil War


1991 - 2007


16,124 Deaths

 

Nepal Civil War


1996 - 2006 


12,282 Deaths

 

Southern Lebanon War


1990 - 2006


1,944 Deaths

 

Indonesia Gvt vs Aceh Liberation Movement


1990 - 2005


3,754 Deaths

 

Civil War in Côte d Ivoire


2002 - 2004


1,472 Deaths

 

Ituri Conflict


1999 - 2004


12,494 Deaths

 

Iraq vs US led Coalition


2003 - 2003


7,927 Deaths

 

Liberia Civil War


1989 - 2003


23,249 Deaths

 

First and Second Congo Wars


1996 - 2002


80,018 Deaths

 

Congo Brazzaville Civil War


1993 - 2002


15,541 Deaths

 

Angolan Gvt vs UNITA Guerilla


1975 - 2002


114,898 Deaths

 

Eritrea vs Ethiopia


2000 - 2000


98,192 Deaths

 

Sierra Leone Civil War


1991 - 2000


20,157 Deaths

 

Afghanistan Civil War


1978 - 2000


546,670 Deaths

 

Yugoslavia vs NATO Forces and UCK Guerilla


1998 - 1999


3,631 Deaths

 

Indonesian Govt vs Fretilin - East Timor


1975 - 1999


76,623 Deaths

 

Political Violence During South Africa's Post-Apartheid Transition


1989 - 1998


4,556 Deaths

 

Cambodian Govt vs Khmer Rouge


1979 - 1998


87,499 Deaths

 

Northern Ireland, The Troubles


1971 - 1998


3,010 Deaths

 

Hunde and allies vs Hutu, Banyarwanda


1993 - 1996


4,303 Deaths

 

Iraq Government vs SCIRI


1982 - 1996


1,165 Deaths

 

Iraq vs Kurdistan (KDP/PUK)


1982 - 1996


21,552 Deaths

 

Iranian Govt vs KDPI


1966 - 1996


2,618 Deaths

 

Bosnian Govt vs Serbian and Croatian Insurgents


1992 - 1995


26,472 Deaths

 

Croatian Govt, Irregulars vs Serbian Govt, irregulars, Rep. Krajina


1992 - 1995


4,819 Deaths

 

Guatemalan Civil War


1965 - 1995


45,418 Deaths

 

North Yemen vs Secessionists


1994 - 1994


1,489 Deaths

 

Rwanda Civil War and Genocide


1990 - 1994


507,754 Deaths

 

Burmese Govt vs Communist Guerillas


1948 - 1994


17,700 Deaths

 

Indian Govt vs Sikh insurgents


1983 - 1993


14,551 Deaths

 

First Gulf War


1990 - 1991


23,946 Deaths

 

El Salvador Gvt vs FMLN Guerrillas


1979 - 1991


51,809 Deaths

 

Ethiopian Government vs EPRDF


1976 - 1991


56,003 Deaths

 

Ethiopia vs Eritrean Separatists ELF/EPLF


1964 - 1991


168,510 Deaths

 

Nicaragua Govt vs Contras


1981 - 1990


29,965 Deaths

 

Lebanese Civil War


1975 - 1990


132,518 Deaths

 

Sri Lanka Govt vs JVP


1971 - 1990


2,018 Deaths

 

Romanian Revolution


1989 - 1989


909 Deaths

 

Panama Coup and US Invasion


1989 - 1989


920 Deaths

 

Western Sahara War


1975 - 1989


12,687 Deaths

 

South African Government vs African National Congress


1981 - 1988


4,087 Deaths

 

Iran vs Iraq


1980 - 1988


644,500 Deaths

 

Sino-Vietnamese War


1978 - 1988


47,046 Deaths

 

Namibia vs South Africa


1966 - 1988


10,000 Deaths

 

Chadian-Lybian War (Aouzou Strip)


1987 - 1987


8,500 Deaths

 

South Yemen Coup


1986 - 1986


10,000

 

Falklands War


1982 - 1982


964 Deaths

 

Syrian Govt vs Muslim Brotherhood


1979 - 1982


2,075 Deaths

 

Thai Govt vs CPT


1974 - 1982


3,425 Deaths

 

Nicaraguan Gvt vs Sandinistas


1978 - 1979


10,000 Deaths

 

Uganda vs Tanzania


1978 - 1979


3,847 Deaths

 

Iranian Revolution


1978 - 1979


1,100 Deaths

 

Rhodesian Government vs ZANU,ZAPU,PF


1967 - 1979


27,080 Deaths

 

Vietnam vs Cambodia (Kampuchea)


1978 - 1978


32,500 Deaths

 

Indonesian annexation of West Papua


1962 - 1978


8,700 Deaths

 

Argentina: Civil War and Dirty War


1974 - 1977


4,677 Deaths

 

Balochistan Insurgency


1974 - 1977


8,600 Deaths

 

Chinese Cultural Revolution


1967 - 1976


2,050,000 Deaths

 

Cambodian Civil War


1967 - 1975


250,000 Deaths

 

Vietnam War


1965 - 1975


2,048,050 Deaths

 

Angolan War of Independence


1961 - 1975


79,000 Deaths

 

Turko Cypriot War


1974 - 1974


5,000 Deaths

 

Mozambique War of Independence


1964 - 1974


13,500 Deaths

 

Chilean MIlitary Coup


1973 - 1973


2,095 Deaths

 

Yom Kippur War


1973 - 1973


6,450 Deaths

 

Guinea Bissau War of Independence


1963 - 1973


15,000 Deaths

 

Laos Civil War


1959 - 1973


21,500 Deaths

 

Rebellion and killings in Burundi


1972 - 1972


152,000 Deaths

 

Sudan Government vs Insurgents


1963 - 1972


10,000 Deaths

 

Bangladesh War


1971 - 1971


50,000 Deaths

 

Second Kashmir War


1964 - 1971


16,327 Deaths

 

Israel vs Egypt


1969 - 1970


5,520 Deaths

 

Nigerian Civil War


1967 - 1970


75,000 Deaths

 

North Yemen Civil War


1962 - 1970


10,000 Deaths

 

First Kurdish–Iraqi War


1961 - 1970


6,600 Deaths

 

Football War Honduras vs El Salvador


1969 - 1969


2,107 Deaths

 

The Six Day War


1967 - 1967


5,413 Deaths


Dominican Republic Coup


1965 - 1965


4,027 Deaths

 

Congo Crisis


1960 - 1965


7,175 Deaths

 

First Rwanda Civil War


1963 - 1964


21,000 Deaths

 

Vietnam Civil War


1955 - 1964


164,923 Deaths

 

Sino-Indian War


1962 - 1962


2,105 Deaths

 

Rwandan Social Revolution


1959 - 1962


10,000 Deaths

 

Algerian War of Independece


1954 - 1962


184,886 Deaths

 

Bizerte Crisis


1961 - 1961


1,394 Deaths

 

Cameroonian Govt vs UPC


1960 - 1961


60,000 Deaths

 

Indonesia vs PRRI, Permesta and Darul Islam


1953 - 1961


33,965 Deaths

 

Cuban Revolution


1953 - 1961


1,205 Deaths

 

1959 Mosul uprising in Iraq


1959 - 1959


2,000 Deaths

 

Cameroon War of Independence


1957 - 1959


11,700v

 

Tibetan Uprising


1956 - 1959


16,000 Deaths

 

First Lebanese War


1958 - 1958


1,400 Deaths

 

La Violencia


1948 - 1958


29,800 Deaths

 

Malayan Civil War


1948 - 1957


10,845 Deaths

 

Sinai War


1956 - 1956


2,142 Deaths

 

Soviet Invasion of Hungary


1956 - 1956


3,171 Deaths

 

Kenya, Mau-Mau vs UK


1954 - 1956


12,955 Deaths

 

Tunisian war of Independence


1953 - 1956


2,000 Deaths

 

Moroccan War of Independence


1953 - 1956


1,000 Deaths

 

Taiwan Strait Crisis


1949 - 1954


10,025 Deaths

 

Philippines, Huk rebels vs Govt


1946 - 1954


9,695 Deaths

 

First Indochina War Comm. vs France


1946 - 1954


377,523 Deaths

 

Korean War


1949 - 1953


995,025 Deaths

 

Bolivian Revolution


1952 - 1952


1,000 Deaths

 

Indian Govt vs Communist Rebels CPI


1948 - 1951


4,000 Deaths

 

Soviet Union vs Baltic Partisans (Forest Brethren)


1945 - 1951


32,400 Deaths

 

Indonesian Govt vs Republic of South Moluccas


1950 - 1950


1,000 Deaths

 

Third Sino-Tibetan War


1950 - 1950


4,000 Deaths

 

Arab-Israeli War


1948 - 1949


21,111 Deaths

 

Cheju Rebellion in South Korea


1948 - 1949


17,000 Deaths

 

Greece Civil War


1946 - 1949


154,000 Deaths

 

Chinese Civil War


1946 - 1949


1,200,000 Deaths

 

First Kashmir War


1948 - 1948


7,500 Deaths

 

Yemeni Imamate War


1948 - 1948


4,000 Deaths

 

Costa Rican Civil War


1948 - 1948


2,000 Deaths

 

Civil War in Mandatory Palestine


1947 - 1948


4,009 Deaths

 

Indian Partition Communal Violence


1947 - 1948


200,000 Deaths

 

Telangana Rebellion and Indo-Hyderabad War


1947 - 1948


4,360 Deaths

 

Taiwanese revolt


1947 - 1947


1,000 Deaths

 

Paraguayan Gvt vs Rebels


1947 - 1947


4,000 Deaths

 

Madagascar Rebellion


1947 - 1947


6,952 Deaths

 

Poland and Soviet Union vs Ukrainian Partisans


1945 - 1947


59,700 Deaths

 

Indonesian Independence


1945 - 1946


5,400 Deaths

 

World War II


1939 - 1945


50,000,000 Deaths

 

Franco-Thai War


1940 - 1941


1,400 Deaths

 

Third Sino-Japanese War


1937 - 1941


1,000,000

 

The Winter War in Finland


1939 - 1940


151,798 Deaths

 

The Battle of Khalkhin Gol


1939 - 1939


28,000 Deaths

 

Spanish Civil War


1936 - 1939


466,300 Deaths

 

Arab revolt in Mandatory Palestine


1936 - 1939


2,576 Deaths

 

Second British-Waziristan


1936 - 1939


10,200 Deaths

 

Changkufeng Incident


1938 - 1938


1,726 Deaths

 

Italo-Ethiopian War


1935 - 1936


20,000 Deaths

 

Chaco War


1932 - 1935


92,661 Deaths

 

Communists vs Koumintang


1930 - 1935


500,000 Deaths

 

Saudi-Yemeni War


1934 - 1934


2,100 Deaths

 

Spanish Socialists vs Govt


1934 - 1934


1,335 Deaths

 

Xinjiang Muslim Revolt


1931 - 1934


21,000 Deaths

 

Manchurian War


1931 - 1933


60,000 Deaths

 

Aprista Revolt in Peru


1932 - 1932


1,100 Deaths

 

El Salvador, La Matanza


1932 - 1932


2,600 Deaths

 

Brazilian Revolt


1932 - 1932


1,000 Deaths

 

Saya San Rebellion


1930 - 1932


1,140 Deaths

 

Senussi Orden vs Italy


1920 - 1932


40,000 Deaths

 

The Yên Bái Uprising


1930 - 1931


1,000 Deaths

 

Ikhwan Revolt


1929 - 1930


5,500 Deaths

 

Kuomintang vs warlords


1929 - 1930


75,000

 

Sino-Soviet war


1929 - 1929


3,200 Deaths

 

Escobar Rebellion


1929 - 1929


2,000 Deaths

 

Second Afghan Anti-Reform War


1928 - 1929


15,000 Deaths

 

The Cristero War


1926 - 1929


10,000 Deaths

 

Kuomintang vs Gansu Rebels


1928 - 1928


200,000 Deaths

 

Northern Expedition


1926 - 1928


126,500 Deaths

 

Druze revolt


1925 - 1927


6,000 Deaths

 

Third Chinese Warlord War


1925 - 1926


1,000 Deaths

 

Third Rif War


1920 - 1926


70,000 Deaths

 

Afghan rebels vs Govt


1924 - 1925


2,000 Deaths

 

Nejd-Hejaz Wars


1919 - 1925


4,000 Deaths

 

Honduras Coup


1924 - 1924


1,000 Deaths

 

Soviet-Turkestan War


1921 - 1923


3,500 Deaths

 

Second Chinese Warlord War


1922 - 1922


20,000 Deaths

 

Ireland freestaters vs Irregulars


1921 - 1922


4,000 Deaths

 

Moplah Riots in Kerala


1921 - 1922


2,450 Deaths

 

Blackshirts vs Leftists


1920 - 1922


3,300 Deaths

 

Second Greco Turkish War


1919 - 1922


50,000 Deaths

 

Russian Revolution and Civil War


1917 - 1922


802,225 Deaths

 

Kronstadt Rebellion


1921 - 1921


2,600 Deaths

 

Green Rebellion


1920 - 1921


6,700 Deaths

 

Iraq vs UK


1920 - 1921


9,540 Deaths

 

Conquest of Mongolia


1920 - 1921


4,000 Deaths

 

Turkish War of Independence


1919 - 1921


40,000 Deaths

 

Lithuanian-Polish War


1920 - 1920


1,000 Deaths

 

First Chinese Warlord War


1920 - 1920


35,000 Deaths

 

Franco-Syrian war


1920 - 1920


3,500 Deaths

 

First British-Waziristan War


1919 - 1920


2,000 Deaths

 

Hungary Civil War


1919 - 1920


1,500 Deaths

 

Polish-Soviet War


1919 - 1920


100,000 Deaths

 

Caco Revolt


1918 - 1920


2,102 Deaths

 

Estonian Liberation War


1918 - 1920


11,750 Deaths

 

Latvian Liberation


1918 - 1920


13,246v

 

Mexican Revolution


1910 - 1920


125,000 Deaths

 

The Dervish State vs Ethiopia, Britain and Italy


1899 - 1920


6,000 Deaths

 

Hungarian–Romanian War of 1919


1919 - 1919


11,000 Deaths

 

Third Anglo-Afghan War


1919 - 1919


2,136 Deaths

 

Sparticist Rising


1919 - 1919


2,170 Deaths

 

Second Sino-Tibetan


1918 - 1918


1,500 Deaths

 

Finnish Civil War


1918 - 1918


15,150 Deaths

 

Southern China Revolt


1915 - 1918


1,000 Deaths

 

World War I


1914 - 1918


10,670,868 Deaths

 

Russia-Turkestan


1916 - 1917


1,350 Deaths

 

Chinese Govt vs Bai Lang (White Wolf) Rebels


1914 - 1914


5,000 Deaths

 

2nd Balkan War


1913 - 1913


60,500 Deaths

 

Moro Rebellion


1913 - 1913


15,050 Deaths

 

Kuomintang vs Chinese Army


1913 - 1913


5,000 Deaths

 

1st Balkan War


1912 - 1913


82,000 Deaths

 

Paraguay Coups


1911 - 1912


5,000 Deaths

 

Italo-Turkish War


1911 - 1912


20,000 Deaths

 

First Sino-Tibetan War


1911 - 1912


2,000 Deaths

 

Cuba vs Partido Independiente de Color


1911 - 1911


1,050 Deaths

 

Chinese Revolution


1911 - 1911


1,000 Deaths

 

Asir-Yemen Revolt


1910 - 1911


9,000 Deaths

 

French Conquest of Wadai Sultanate


1909 - 1911


12,000 Deaths

 

The sScond Rif War


1909 - 1910


10,000 Deaths

 

Ma al-’Aynayn’s Anti-Colonial Insurgency


1907 - 1910


3,150 Deaths

 

Korean guerilla war against Japanese Occupation


1907 - 1910


17,736 Deaths

 

Portugese war against Dembos


1907 - 1910


5,100 Deaths

 

Iranian Constitution War


1908 - 1909


1,100 Deaths

 

Morocco unrest


1907 - 1908


1,400 Deaths

 

Romanian Peasant Revolt


1907 - 1907


2,000 Deaths

 

4th Central American war


1907 - 1907


1,000 Deaths

 

Dutch-Achinese War


1904 - 1907


24,200 Deaths

 

Zulu Rebellion


1906 - 1906


2,356 Deaths

 

Sokoto and UK vs Mahdist Revolt


1906 - 1906


2,080 Deaths

 

Third Central American war


1906 - 1906


1,000 Deaths

 

Maji Maji revolt


1905 - 1906


8,840

 

Russian Revolution 1905


1905 - 1906


1,500 Deaths

 

Southwest African Revolt


1904 - 1905


12,800 Deaths

 

Russo-Japanese war


1904 - 1905


151,831 Deaths

 

Second Yemen Rebellion


1904 - 1904


30,000 Deaths

 

Uruguay Civil War


1904 - 1904


1,000 Deaths

 

Uprisings in Colonial Angola


1902 - 1904


2,000 Deaths

 

Ilinden Uprising


1903 - 1903


6,330 Deaths

 

The War of a Thousand Days


1899 - 1903


100,000 Deaths

 

Philippine insurrection


1899 - 1902


20,500 Deaths

 

Second Boer War


1899 - 1902


30,800 Deaths

 

The Boxer Rebellion


1900 - 1900


3,003 Deaths

 

Sino-Russian War


1900 - 1900


4,000 Deaths

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