1. We have added the ability to collapse/expand forum categories and widgets on forum home.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Photobucket has changed its policy concerning hotlinking images and now requires an account with a $399.00 annual fee to allow hotlink. More information is available at: this link.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. All Civ avatars are brought back and available for selection in the Avatar Gallery! There are 945 avatars total.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. To make the site more secure, we have installed SSL certificates and enabled HTTPS for both the main site and forums.
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Civ6 is released! Order now! (Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR)
    Dismiss Notice
  6. Dismiss Notice
  7. Forum account upgrades are available for ad-free browsing.
    Dismiss Notice

List every single nation your country has been at war with!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Phlegmak, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Phlegmak

    Phlegmak Chieftain

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Messages:
    10,966
    Location:
    Nowhere
    This will either be vaguely interesting or generate juicy flaming.

    I'll start with the US.

    1. Britain (2x)
    2. Itself (Civil war)
    3. Iraq (2x)
    4. Spain
    5. North Korea
    6. North Vietnam
    7. Every single precolonial North American nation within the US's current borders
    8. Mexico (2x if you include the independence of Texas)
    9. Canada, while it was a British possession
    10. Germany (2x)
    11. Japan
    12. Afghanistan
    13. Libya (small engagement)
    14. Iran (small engagement)
    15. Somalia (small engagement)
    16. Haiti (small engagement)
    17. Panama (small engagement)

    There are some other nations with which US has had some military skirmish. During WW1 the US invaded Russia, but I don't know much about that.

    I'm sure I'm missing something.

    EDIT: I forgot the Barbary Pirates, so let's say:
    13. Libya (2x)
     
  2. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    23,090
    Location:
    Saint Angel
    Did we ever declare against Austria-Hungary, Turkey, or Bulgaria in WWI? I don't think we did but we might have.

    And definitely against the Barbary pirates, they weren't really a state but then neither were the North American Indian tribes.
     
  3. MayNilad Man

    MayNilad Man Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2005
    Messages:
    693
    Location:
    Annapolis
    1. Spain
    2. America
    3. Japan
    4. Itself (MNLF, MILF, Abu Sayyaf, NPA)
    5. Netherlands (as a colony of Spain)
    Edit: I forgot that we were once at war with Britain. Albeit as a colony of Sapin.
     
  4. Zarn

    Zarn Le Républicain Catholique

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2002
    Messages:
    11,589
    Location:
    New Jersey/ Delaware Valley
    Britain
    Spain
    Mexico
    Germany
    Austria-Hungary
    Japan
    Italy
    Bulgaria
    Hungary
    Romania

    No others, unless you mean military engagements. In which case, you forgot some.
     
  5. Phlegmak

    Phlegmak Chieftain

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Messages:
    10,966
    Location:
    Nowhere
    I don't know about those other nations during WW1.

    The North American Indian tribes are generally considered nations.
     
  6. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    23,090
    Location:
    Saint Angel
  7. Zarn

    Zarn Le Républicain Catholique

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2002
    Messages:
    11,589
    Location:
    New Jersey/ Delaware Valley
  8. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    23,090
    Location:
    Saint Angel
    According to Wikipedia, the US wasn't at war with Turkey or Bulgaria . . . which implies that we were with Austria-Hungary. And of course we would have been at war with Austria in World War II.
     
  9. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Messages:
    7,502
    Location:
    Maryland
    Netherlands
     
  10. Phlegmak

    Phlegmak Chieftain

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Messages:
    10,966
    Location:
    Nowhere
    When has the US been at war with the Netherlands??
     
  11. -0blivion-

    -0blivion- Musically inclined

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    1,931
    Location:
    Nottingham, UK
    • Punjab
    • Zulu
    • Transvaal
    • United States of America
    • Russia
    • Argentina
    • Ireland
    • North Korea
    • Japan
    • Sudan
    • Egypt
    • Afghanistan
    • Iraq
    • Germany
    • Austria-Hungary
    • Bulgaria
    • Turkey
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • France
    • Holland
    • Various Minor Germanic Nations
    • Italian Nation States
    • Denmark
    • Norway

    Right Im getting bored, Im pretty sure I could go on for a lot longer.
     
  12. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2005
    Messages:
    15,825
    Location:
    Düsseldorf, ->Germany, E.U.
    I don't think I can list them all... I'm sure I'm going to miss some!


    Dacia:

    - The Persian Empire - result: win
    - Scythia - result: win
    - The Roman Empire (101-102 AD) - result: tie
    The Roman Empire (105-106 AD) - result: loss and conquest + assimilation of most of Dacia

    Wallachia:

    - Hungary (first big battle 1330 - Posada) - result: total win
    Hungary (lots of wars during the whole of the Middle Ages, until the XXth century!)
    - The Ottoman Empire (state of constant war for almost 400 years, with brief times of peace - from the late Middle Ages to the Balkan Wars)
    - Poland (a couple of times, as an ally of Moldova)
    - Moldova (unification of Michael the Brave was done via conquest, as Hungary, Poland and the Ottomans wouldn't have accepted a peaceful unification)
    - Transylvania (same as above, allies most of the time but when the Kingdom of Hungary forced them into battle, often adversaries)
    - Austria (as Austria-Hungary, very often)
    - Venice, France, The Papal State and most of the Catholic world (I could name lots here) - during the time of their "crusades" against Orthodox countries, mainly when they were here in the Balkans to fight against Byzantium.
    - Serbia (mostly only when forced by the Ottomans, as a part of the Empire, to fight against the Ottoman's enemies - which sometimes Wallachia "happened" to be a part of ;))
    - Bulgaria (same)

    Romania (since 1877):

    - The Ottoman Empire (full independence and international rights - 1877, but fights continued until the fall of the Ottoman Empire)
    - Russia (we were invaded 12 times. Need I say more?)
    - Hungary (territorial dispute over Transylvania - as well as many revolts we supported - due to religious and ethnic oppression in Transylvania)
    - Austria-Hungary


    This is without counting the world wars, in which we changed sides so often that we've been at war with almost everyone, at some time. :p
     
  13. Patroklos

    Patroklos Chieftain

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2003
    Messages:
    12,721
    3 times if you count Texas independace.

    Austria didn't exist during WWII as a nation state. Thats like saying we were at war with Korea during WWII.
     
  14. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Messages:
    7,502
    Location:
    Maryland
    Ah, never mind. I was thinking colonial periods. But it was Britain's army that did the job.
     
  15. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    23,090
    Location:
    Saint Angel
    There were however Austrian people. Again, not all those that are listed in the OP were states either.
     
  16. Eli

    Eli Chieftain

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2001
    Messages:
    1,398
    Location:
    Israel
    Wars that included actual fighting:
    Egypt x4
    Syria x4 (might become x5 soon)
    Jordan x2
    Lebanon x3 (possible x4 in the works)
    Iraq x4

    I think there was also fighting against small forces from other Arab countries, but I don't know much about it.

    We also bombed Tunisia once, but the target was the PLO, not Tunisia itself.
     
  17. Patroklos

    Patroklos Chieftain

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2003
    Messages:
    12,721
    Well if that is the case, there really isn't anyone we haven't fought with is there?
     
  18. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    23,090
    Location:
    Saint Angel
    It's somewhat different, in that the former Austrian state had merged into a state with whom we were at war.
     
  19. StarWorms

    StarWorms Chieftain

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,348
    Location:
    England
    Scotland
    Ireland
    Wales
    France
    Spain
    USA
    Netherlands
    Germany
    Austria-Hungary
    Turkey
    Bulgaria
    Italy
    Japan
    Egypt
    Austria
    Russia
    Sweden
    Portugal
    India
    China
    Persia
    Bhutan
    Afghanistan
    Iraq
    South Africa (Zulu)
    South Africa (Boer)
    Burma
    Zanzibar (for all of 45 minutes)
    Nigeria
    Korea
    Argentina
    Indonesia
    and whoever, if anyone we declared war on in Bosnia and Kosovo.
    Oh, and itself (civil war)

    I just counted wars after 1066 so no Romans or Vikings, as there wasn't really an England before then and instead several provinces with their own kings.
     
  20. silver 2039

    silver 2039 Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2003
    Messages:
    16,208
    Pakistan (3 and 1/2 times) + a skirmish
    China (once) plus a skirmish
    Sri Lanka Civil War intervention
    Maldives overthrew government with airdrops

    In ancient, medevial, and colonial period there must have been hundreds if not thousands of wars. Far too many to count. Mainly:

    Britain
    France
    Portuguese
    Dutch
    Persians
    Afghans
    Burmese
    Indonesia
    Sri Lanka
    Huns
    Various Central Asians
    Mongols
    Nepal

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_history_of_India

    And various kingdoms within
     

Share This Page