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This is a list of wars and rebellions involving the Federative Republic of Brazil from 1822 to the present day.

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Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
Brazilian War of Independence
(1822–1823)
Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889).svg Brazil Flag United Kingdom Portugal Brazil Algarves.svg Portugal Victory
  • Territorial unity of the Empire
Confederation of the Equator
(1824)
Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889).svg Brazil Flag Pernambucan Revolt of 1817.svg Confederates Victory
  • Rebellion suppressed, legalist victory.
Cisplatine War
(1825–1828)
Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889).svg Brazil Flag of Argentina (1818).svg Argentina Stalemate
Irish and German Revolt
(1828)
Empire of Brazil Brazil
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Flag of France.svg France
Republic of Ireland Irish Mercenaries
Flag of the German Confederation (war).svg German Mercenaries
Victory
  • Revolt suppressed
Cabanagem Revolt
(1835–1840)
Empire of Brazil Empire of Brazil


Supported by:
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Flag United Kingdom Portugal Brazil Algarves.svg Portuguese Empire


Supported by:
France Kingdom of France

Victory
  • Defeat of Portuguese state
Malê Revolt
(1835–1845)
 Empire of Brazil Islamist insurgents Victory
Ragamuffin War
(1835–1845)
Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889).svg Brazil Riograndense Republic Piratini Republic
 Juliana Republic
Victory
  • Defeat of the republican uprising.
Balaiada revolt
(1838–1845)
Empire of Brazil Empire of Brazil Empire of Brazil Rebels
  • Balaios
  • African slaves
Victory
Praieira revolt
(1848–1849)
Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889).svg Brazil Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889).svg Praieiros Victory
  • Defeat of the local rebellion in Pernambuco.
Platine War
(1851–1852)
Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889).svg Brazil
 Uruguay
 Entre Ríos
 Corrientes
Bandera argentina unitaria marina mercante.png Unitarians
Argentine Confederation Argentina
Flag of Artigas.svg Federalists
Blancos
Victory
  • Argentine clout over the Platine region ends[1]
  • Brazilian hegemony in the Platine region
Uruguayan War
(1864–1865)
Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889).svg Brazil
Flag of Colorado Party (Uruguay).svg Colorados
 Uruguay Victory
  • Colorados takeover, regime change in Uruguay.
Paraguayan War
(1864–1870)
Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889).svg Brazil
 Argentina
 Uruguay
 Paraguay Victory
  • Allied occupation of Paraguay.
Revolta da Armada
(1893–1894)
Brazil Brazil
 United States
Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889).svg Mutineers Victory
  • Mutiny suppressed.
War of Canudos
(1893–1897)
Brazil Brazil Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889).svg Canudos Victory
  • Settlement destroyed and survivors resettled.
Federalist Revolution
(1893–1895)
Brazil First Brazilian Republic Rio Grande do Sul Federalist Rebels
Empire of Brazil Navy Rebel
Victory
War of Canudos
(1896–1897)
Brazil First Brazilian Republic Empire of Brazil Canudos inhabitants Victory
Acre War
(1899–1903)
Brazil Brazil
Bandeira do Acre.svg Acre
 Bolivia Victory
  • Capitulation of Bolivian troops in Acre.
Contestado War
(1912–1916)
Brazil Brazil Bandeira do Contestado.svg Rebels Victory
  • Settler rebellion quelled.
World War I
(1917–1918)
 France
 British Empire

 Russian Empire
 Italy
 United States
 Serbia
 Montenegro
 Japan
 Belgium
 Greece
 Romania
 Portugal
 Brazil

 Germany
 Austria-Hungary
 Ottoman Empire
 Bulgaria
Victory
Tenente revolts
(1922–1927)
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Tenentismo
  • Soldiers mutineers (Army and Navy)
  • Armed civilians
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg First Brazilian Republic Victory
  • Mutiny suppressed
Constitutionalist Revolution
(1932)
Brazil Brazil  São Paulo
 Maracaju
 Frente Única Gaúcha
Victory
World War II
(1939–1945)
 Soviet Union
 United States
 British Empire

 Republic of China
 France
 Poland
 Yugoslavia
 Greece
 Denmark
 Norway
 Netherlands
 Belgium
 Luxembourg
 Czechoslovakia
 Brazil
 Mexico

 Germany
 Japan
 Italy
 Hungary
 Romania
 Bulgaria
 Finland
 Vichy France
 Manchukuo
Flag of the Mengjiang.svg Mengjiang
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Wang Jingwei regime
India Azad Hind
 Thailand
Flag of the Empire of Vietnam (1945).svg Empire of Vietnam
Flag of the State of Burma (1943-45).svg State of Burma
Victory
Lobster War
(1961–1963)
Brazil France Victory
  • Withdrawal of French vessels
  • Peaceful resolution of the conflict
Operation Power Pack
(1965–1966)
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
Brazil Brazil
 Honduras
 Paraguay
 Nicaragua
 Dominican Republic Victory
Araguaia guerrilla
(1966–1974)
Brazil Brazilian military government

Supported by:
 United States

PCdoB.gif Communist Party of Brazil
Victory
  • Strong military operation
  • Guerrilla war without popular support
  • Guerrilla exterminated
Operation Traíra
(1991)
 Brazil Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Victory
International Force for East Timor
(1999–2000)
International Force:
  • Australia Australia – 5,500
  • New Zealand New Zealand – 1,100
  • Bangladesh Bangladesh 
  • Brazil Brazil 
  • Canada Canada 
  • France France 
  • Germany Germany 
  • Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 
  • Italy Italy 
  • Kenya Kenya 
  • Malaysia Malaysia 
  • Norway Norway 
  • Philippines Philippines 
  • Portugal Portugal 
  • Singapore Singapore 
  • South Korea South Korea 
  • Thailand Thailand 
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom 
  • United States United States 
Insurgents:
  • Indonesia Pro-Indonesian Militia
Victory
  • Defeat of pro-Indonesian militia
  • Stabilization of East Timor
2004 Haitian coup d'état
(2004)
Haiti NRFLH
United States United States
Brazil Brazil
Chile Chile
Canada Canada
France France
Haiti Republic of Haiti Victory
  • Aristide ousted
  • Interim government installed
United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti
(2004–present)
United Nations MINUSTAH Not applicable
(Peacekeeping)
Ongoing

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