Wars and battles

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  1. American War for Independence
    • 1775-1783
    • France/Spain/America vs Britain to regain lost territories
  2. American Civil War
    • 1861-1865
    • South vs North states
    • slavery/states rights/economic and social differences
  3. Battle of Waterloo
    • 1815
    • Belgium
    • ended Napoleon's reign as emperor
  4. Battle of Wounded Knee
    • 1889-1890 South Dakota
    • aka Wounded Knee Massacre
    • 300 Lakota Indians killed by US military
    • US feared an uprising
  5. English Civil War
    • 1642-1649
    • King Charles I vs large body of his subjects
    • if king could govern s/ consent of Parliament
  6. French Civil War
    • 1562-1589
    • St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 1572 20k Huguenots killed=bloodiest event
  7. French Revolutionary War
    • 1789-1795
    • common people uprising->series conflicts btwn gvmnt and other European nations over expanding French control
  8. Hundred Years' War
    • 1337-1453
    • series of wars btwn England/France
  9. Iraq War
    (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
    • 2003-
    • Iraq vs US and allies
    • in response to 2001 terrorist attacks
  10. Korean War
    • 1950-1953
    • Republic of Korea(S. Korea) vs Democratic People's Republic of Korea(N. Korea) aided by United Nations and China
  11. Mexican-American War
    • 1846-1848
    • Mexico vs US
    • US acquired 1/2million miles of territory and Mexico was devastated
  12. Persian Gulf War
    • 1990-1991
    • Iraq and 32 nation coalition, led by US Gen. Schwarzkopf
    • Iraq invaded Kuwait
  13. Second Dutch War
    • 1665-1667
    • England vs Holland
    • Treaty of Breda
    • favored Dutch(Holland)
  14. The Seven Years' War
    • 1756-1763
    • global conflict
    • Europe, Britain, France, and Spain
  15. The Thirty Years' War
    • 1618-1648
    • Protestant vs Catholic in Europe (mainly Germany)
  16. Vietnam War
    • 1955-1975
    • N. Vietnam vs S. Vietnam (aided by US)
    • due to Communism threatened to spread to south
    • all parties suffered casualties
  17. War of 1812
    • 1812-1815
    • US vs British Empire
    • due to Britis navy's arrogance on the seas
    • confirmed American independence
  18. War of Devolution
    • 1667-1668
    • Louis XIV of France claims Spanish Netherlands after death of Philip IV. Triple alliance formed (England, Holland, Sweden)
  19. War of the Roses
    • 1455-1485
    • houses of York vs Lancaster
    • political power conflict in England (war episodes) in which nobles were exterminated
  20. World War I
    • 1914-1918
    • Started in Europe, engulfed the world, created new Russia
    • Defeated=Germany, France, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires
  21. World War II
    • 1939-1945
    • most widespread in history, traumatic civilian casualties. France declared war on Germany d2 Nazi invasion. Germany->Russia. Japan->US. Others->Japan. US dropped bombs Nagasaki & Hiroshima
    • Japan and Germany lost.

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