Wars Around the World

Studying war is a necessary part of studying history. These links point to helpful information in studying these wars from the history of the world.


Persian Wars
The Persian Empire tried several times to invade and conquer the Greek city-states in the days of Athens and Sparta. The Persians were successful at invading but never conquered Greece. Read how the Greeks won despite overwhelming odds against them, time after time.

Peloponnesian War
This war tore the Greek world.

Crusades
Tons of information on the Christian wars to retake Jerusalem and the Holy Land from Muslims. Doing a report on the Crusades? Start here.

The Wars of the Roses
Kings, princes, dukes, battles, treachery, civil war, in the 15h Century.

The English Civil Wars
English hasn't always been just a monarchy or just Parliament. The two fought each other time and time again. In the Civil Wars, both sides fought to prove the rightness of their cause.

The Napoleonic Wars
Your About Guide to European History gives you a well-rounded look at these wars, which involved almost all of Europe and Russia.

The Crimean War
Discover what all the noise and fighting were all about. This semi-modern war was fought in an area that had seen and continues to see conflict on an almost daily basis. This war, however, came close to being the first-ever world war.

The Franco-Prussian War
A newly united Germany fought against France. This war set the stage in many ways for the outbreak of World War I.

Boer War
This war was said to be about imperalism versus free statehood. It was really about gold. British troops fought against the Boers, Dutch peoples of South Africa, for control of territory and wealth early in the 20th century.

The Russo-Japanese War
An account of how the once mighty Russian armed forces managed to lose to Japan in this early 20th century war.

World War I
These links describe the Great War, or World War I.

World War II
These links describe World War II.

U.S. in Korean War
The U.S. played a large role in the Korean War. These links will illustrate those roles.

U.S. in Vietnam War
The U.S. played a large role in the Vietnam War. These links will illustrate those roles.

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