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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.

World Military History
The history of the world is full of wars. People have fought over important things and silly things. Relive the wars of years past with your About Guide to Military History.

About the Crusades
Find general information about all aspects of the Crusades. Discover why they were fought, how many there were, and whether anything was really won or lost--except for thousands of lives.

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.

About 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.

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.

History of the Russian Navy: Russo-Japanese War
An account of how the once mighty Russian navy managed to lose to Japan in this early 20th century war. This is an excellent example of a primary source that explains a historical event.

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.

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