a memorial for all wars: the Polynational War Memorial
 

LIST OF WARS

Wars since 1900

A list of all wars in the 20th and 21st centuries, based on data by COW, Prio and UCDP. See the source page or the FAQ for more information. How many died because of warfare in the 20th and 21st century? See the new stats page for the answer.

NEW! Preview of an experimental version of a timeline of all wars since 1900.

This section is currently being updated with new data! (March 2016)

Communist Guerilla Wars

Name of War   Years   Fatalities Type Mem. Note
Philippine Government vs CPP Guerrilla 1969 - 2014 24,804 1 U
Mozambique Govt vs RENAMO and FRELIMO 1977 - 2013 115,888 1 U
Nepal Civil War 1996 - 2006 12,282 1 [1] U
Cambodian Govt vs Khmer Rouge 1979 - 1998 87,499 1 U
Burmese Govt vs Communist Guerillas 1948 - 1994 17,700 1
El Salvador Gvt vs FMLN Guerrillas 1979 - 1991 51,809 1 [2] U
Thai Govt vs CPT 1974 - 1982 3,425 1
Nicaraguan Gvt vs Sandinistas 1978 - 1979 10,000 1 [1]
Rhodesian Government vs ZANU,ZAPU,PF 1967 - 1979 27,080 1 [3]
Argentina: Civil War and Dirty War 1974 - 1977 4,677 1 [2]
Cambodian Civil War 1967 - 1975 250,000 1
Vietnam War 1965 - 1975 2,048,050 1 [7]
Laos Civil War 1959 - 1973 21,500 1
Vietnam Civil War 1955 - 1964 164,923 1
Cuban Revolution 1953 - 1961 1,205 1
Malayan Civil War 1948 - 1957 10,845 1 [2]
First Indochina War Comm. vs France 1946 - 1954 377,523 1 [2]
Korean War 1949 - 1953 995,025 1 [11]
Bolivian Revolution 1952 - 1952 1,000 1
Cheju Rebellion in South Korea 1948 - 1949 17,000 1 [1]
Paraguayan Gvt vs Rebels 1947 - 1947 4,000 1
Communists vs Koumintang 1930 - 1935 500,000 1
Spanish Socialists vs Govt 1934 - 1934 1,335 1

 

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