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List of wars involving the United States

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

Contents

  • 18th century wars 1
  • 19th century wars 2
  • 20th century wars 3
  • 21st century wars 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

18th century wars

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result
American Revolutionary War
(1775–1783)
 United States
France
Spain
 Netherlands

Mysore
Vermont


Oneida
Tuscarora
Watauga Association
Catawba
Lenape

 Great Britain
Loyalists
German Auxiliaries

Iroquois
Onondaga
Mohawk
Cayuga
Seneca
Cherokee

Victory
Second Cherokee War
(1776–1777)
 United States
Cherokee
Victory
Chickamauga Wars
(1776–1795)
 United States
Cherokee
Victory
  • Treaty of the Tellico Blockhouse
Northwest Indian War
(1785–1793)
 United States
Western Confederacy
Great Britain
Victory
Quasi-War
(1798–1800)
 United States
Batavian Republic
 Great Britain
France
Spain
Victory
  • Peaceful cessation of Franco-American alliance
  • End of French privateer attacks on American shipping
  • American neutrality and renunciation of claims against France

19th century wars

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result
First Barbary War
(1801–1805)
Part of the Barbary Wars
 United States
 Sweden
 Ottoman Empire
(de jure)

Sultanate of Morocco

Victory
  • Peace treaty
Tecumseh's War
(1811)
 United States Tecumseh's Confederacy Victory
  • Peace treaty
War of 1812
(1812–1815)
 United States
Choctaw
Cherokee
Creek Allies
United Kingdom
Spain (1814)
Stalemate
  • Treaty of Ghent
  • U.S. nationalism strengthened[2]
  • Defeat of Tecumseh's Confederacy
Creek War
(1813–1814)
Part of the War of 1812
 United States
Lower Creeks
Cherokee
Choctaw
Red Stick Creek Victory
Second Barbary War
(1815)
Part of the Barbary Wars
 United States  Ottoman Empire
(de jure)
Victory
  • Peace treaty
First Seminole War
(1817–1818)
 United States Seminole
Spanish Florida
Victory
Arikara War
(1823)
 United States Arikara Victory
Winnebago War
(1827)
 United States Prairie La Crosse Ho-Chunks
with a few allies
Victory
  • Ho-Chunks cede lead mining region to the United States
Black Hawk War
(1832)
 United States
Ho-Chunk
Menominee
Dakota
Potawatomi
Black Hawks British Band
Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi allies
Victory
Second Seminole War
(1835–1842)
 United States Seminole Victory
Mexican–American War
(1846–1848)
 United States  Mexico Victory
Cayuse War
(1847–1855)
 United States Cayuse Victory
Apache Wars
(1851–1900)
 United States Apache
Ute
Yavapai
Victory
Puget Sound War
(1855–1856)
 United States Nisqually
Muckleshoot
Puyallup
Klickitat
Haida
Tlingit
Victory
  • Indians relocated to Siletz, Grand Ronde, and Coast Reservations
Rogue River Wars
(1855–1856)
 United States Rogue River people Victory
  • Indians relocated to Siletz, Grand Ronde, and Coast Reservations
Third Seminole War
(1855–1858)
 United States Seminole Victory
Yakima War
(1855–1858)
 United States Yakama Victory
  • Peace treaty
Utah War
(1857–1858)
 United States Deseret / Utah Mormons (Nauvoo Legion) Resolution
  • Resolution through negotiation
  • Brigham Young replaced as governor of the territory
  • Full amnesty for charges of sedition and treason issued to the citizens of Utah Territory by President James Buchanan on the condition that they accept American Federal authority
Navajo Wars
(1858–1866)
 United States Navajo Victory
First and Second Cortina War
(1859–1861)
United States
Confederate States
Mexican Paramilitary Forces Victory
Paiute War
(1860)
 United States Paiute
Shoshone
Bannock
Victory
American Civil War
(1861–1865)
 United States  Confederate States Victory
Dakota War of 1862
(1862)
 United States Dakota Sioux Victory
Colorado War
(1863–1865)
 United States Cheyenne
Arapaho
Victory
Snake War
(1864–1868)
 United States Paiute
Bannock
Shoshone
Victory
Red Cloud's War
(1866–1868)
 United States Lakota
Cheyenne
Arapaho
Treaty Signed
Modoc War
(1872–1873)
 United States Modoc Victory
Red River War
(1874–1875)
 United States Cheyenne
Arapaho
Comanche
Kiowa
Victory
  • End to the Texas-Indian Wars
Las Cuevas War
(1875)
 United States Mexican militia Victory
  • Cattle returned to Texas
Great Sioux War of 1876
(1876–1877)
 United States Lakota
Northern Cheyenne
Arapaho
Victory
  • Legal control of Powder River Country ceded to the United States
Nez Perce War
(1877)
 United States Nez Perce Victory
Bannock War
(1878)
 United States Bannock
Shoshone
Victory
Cheyenne War
(1878–1879)
 United States Cheyenne Victory
Sheepeater Indian War
(1879)
 United States Shoshone Victory
White River War
(1879–1880)
 United States Ute Victory
Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii
(1893)
 United States
Hawaiian League
Kingdom of Hawaii Victory
  • Hawaiian Kingdom surrender
  • Queen Liliuokalani relinquishes power
  • Provisional Government established
  • Hawaii organized into a territory (1898), then a state of the United States (1959)
  • 50th territory granted Statehood
Spanish–American War
(1898)
 United States
 Cuba
Philippine Republic
Katipunan
 Spain
Cuba
Guam
Philippines
Puerto Rico
Victory
Philippine–American War
(1899–1902)
 United States  First Philippine Republic
Philippine Republican Army
Pulajanes
 Sulu Sultanate
Moro
Republic of Zamboanga
Republic of Negros
Victory
Boxer Rebellion
(1899–1901)
United Kingdom
 Russia
 Japan
France
 United States
 Germany
 Italy
 Austria-Hungary
Righteous Harmony Society
 China
Victory
  • The rebellion was suppressed
  • Signing of the Boxer Protocol
  • Provisions for foreign troops to be stationed in Beijing

20th century wars

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result
World War I
(1917–1918)
 France
 United Kingdom
 Russia
 United States
China
 Italy
 Japan
 Canada
 Australia
 New Zealand
 India
 South Africa
 Serbia
 Montenegro
 Romania
 Belgium
 Greece
 Portugal
 Brazil
 Germany
 Austria-Hungary
 Ottoman Empire
 Bulgaria
Victory
World War II
(1941–1945)
 Soviet Union
 United States
 United Kingdom
 China
French Resistance
 Poland
 Canada
 Australia
 New Zealand
 India
 South Africa
 Mongolia
 Yugoslavia
 Greece
 Denmark
 Norway
 Netherlands
 Philippines
 Belgium
 Luxembourg
 Czechoslovakia
 Brazil
 Mexico
 Ethiopia
Viet Minh
KLA
 Germany
Vichy France
 Japan
 Italy
 Hungary
 Romania
 Bulgaria
 Finland
 Thailand
 Manchukuo
 Mengjiang
 Croatia
 Slovakia
 Albania
Victory
Korean War
(1950–1953)
Part of the Cold War
 South Korea
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Australia
 Belgium
Canada
Philippines
 Colombia
Ethiopia
Greece
 Luxembourg
Netherlands
 New Zealand
South Africa
 Thailand
 Turkey

Other support:
Cuba
 El Salvador
 Japan
Spain
 Taiwan

 North Korea

 China
 Soviet Union


Other support:
 India
Mongolia

Ceasefire
  • Cease-fire armistice
  • North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled
  • UN invasion of North Korea repelled
  • Chinese-North Korean-Soviet invasion of South Korea repelled
  • Korean Demilitarized Zone established, little territorial change at the 38th parallel border
Vietnam War
(1955–1973)
Part of the Cold War and Indochina Wars
 South Vietnam
 United States
 South Korea
 Australia
 New Zealand
 Thailand
Khmer Republic
Kingdom of Laos
 North Vietnam
Viet Cong Viet Cong
Khmer Rouge
Khmer Issarak
Pathet Lao
Defeat
Gulf War
(1990–1991)
 Kuwait
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Saudi Arabia
 France
 Canada
 Egypt
 Syria
 Qatar
 United Arab Emirates
 Oman
 Bangladesh
Iraq Victory
Bosnian War
(1993–1995)
Part of the Yugoslav Wars
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Herzeg-Bosnia
 Croatia


 United States
 Belgium
 Canada
 Denmark
 France
 Germany
 Italy
 Luxembourg
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Portugal
 Spain
 Turkey
 United Kingdom

 Republika Srpska
YPA
 Serbian Krajina
Western Bosnia
FR Yugoslavia
Stalemate
  • Dayton Accords
  • Internal partition of Bosnia and Herzegovina according to the Dayton Accords
  • Deployment of NATO-led IFOR to oversee the peace agreement
  • Massive civilian casualties for the Bosniak ethnic group
Kosovo War
(1998–1999)
Part of the Yugoslav Wars
KLA
AFRK
 Albania
 Croatia
 United States
 Belgium
 Canada
 Czech Republic
 Denmark
 France
 Germany
 Hungary
 Italy
 Luxembourg
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Portugal
 Poland
 Spain
 Turkey
 United Kingdom
FR Yugoslavia Victory

21st century wars

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result
War in Afghanistan
(2001–present)
Part of the War on Terror and the
Conflict in Afghanistan
 United States

 Afghanistan
 United Kingdom
 Germany
 Denmark
 Italy
 France
 Canada
 Australia
 New Zealand
 Georgia
 Poland
 Romania
 Turkey
 Bulgaria
 Portugal
 Albania
ISAF
Northern Alliance

Taliban
al-Qaeda

Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin
Hezb-e Islami Khalis
Haqqani network
Lashkar-e-Taiba
Jaish-e-Mohammed
East Turkestan Islamic Movement
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
Islamic Emirate of Waziristan
Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi
Islamic Jihad Union

Ongoing
Iraq War
(2003–2011)
Part of the War on Terror
 United States
 Iraq
 United Kingdom
 South Korea
 Italy
 Poland
 Australia
 Georgia
 Ukraine
 Netherlands
 Spain
 Denmark
MNF–I
Baath Loyalists
ISI
al-Qaeda in Iraq
Mahdi Army
Special Groups
IAI
Ansar al-Sunnah

Ba'athist Iraq

Victory
2011 military intervention in Libya
(2011)
Part of the Libyan Civil War and Arab Spring
NLA
 Qatar
 United States
 Bulgaria
 Belgium
 Canada
 Denmark
 France
 Greece
 Italy
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Romania
 Spain
 Turkey
 United Kingdom
 Sweden
 Jordan
 United Arab Emirates
Libya Victory
2014 military intervention against ISIL
(2014–present)
Part of the Iraqi Civil War and the War on Terror
 United States

 United Kingdom
 Australia
 Belgium
 Canada
 Denmark
 France
 Germany
 Italy
 Netherlands
 New Zealand
 Spain


Only Intervening in Syria:
 Bahrain
 Jordan
 Saudi Arabia
 United Arab Emirates
 Qatar


Ground forces in Syria:
 Iraqi Kurdistan
Iraqi Peshmerga


Local forces in Syria
Syrian Kurdistan
YPG
Free Syrian Army



Iranian-led Coalition:
 Iran
Hezbollah


Local forces in Iraq:
 Iraq
 Iraqi Kurdistan

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Opposed by ISIL and US-led Coalition
al-Qaeda
Ansar al-Islam
al-Nusra Front
Khorasan


Ahrar ash-Sham

Ongoing
  • Airstrikes on ISIL and al-Qaeda affiliates positions in Iraq and Syria
  • Multinational humanitarian effort
  • Arming and support for local ground forces
  • 1 American humanitarian worker, 2 American journalists, 2 British humanitarian workers, and 1 French civilian executed by ISIL.
  • American-led intervention in Iraq
  • American-led intervention in Syria

See also

References

  1. ^ Canny, p. 92.
  2. ^ Wait, Eugene M. (1999). America and the War of 1812. Nova Publishers. p. 78.  
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  10. ^ "U.S. says Iraq pullout won't cause dramatic violence". MSNBC. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 
  11. ^ "'"UK 'to continue deporting failed Iraqi asylum seekers. BBC. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 
  12. ^ "Al-Qaeda's Resurgence in Iraq: A Threat to U.S. Interests". U.S Department of State. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 

External links

  • Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK)
    • Conflict Barometer – Describes recent trends in conflict development, escalations, and settlements
  • A Continent Divided: The U.S.-Mexico War, Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, the University of Texas at Arlington
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