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

Colonial Brazil[edit]

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Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
Dutch–Portuguese War
(1624–1654)
Portugal Portugal
Flag Princes of Brazil.svg Colonial Brazil
Prinsenvlag.svg Dutch Republic Victory
Spanish–Portuguese War
(1735–1737)
Portugal Portugal
Flag Princes of Brazil.svg Colonial Brazil
Spain Spain Victory
  • Spanish withdrawal.
Guaraní War
(1756)
Portugal Portugal
Flag Princes of Brazil.svg Colonial Brazil
Spain Spain
Guaraní tribes Victory
Conquest of French Guiana
(1809)
Portugal Portugal
Flag Princes of Brazil.svg Colonial Brazil
 United Kingdom
France France Victory
Invasion of the Banda Oriental
(1811–1812)
Portugal Portugal
Flag Princes of Brazil.svg Colonial Brazil
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg Río de la Plata
Flag of Belgrano (1812).svg United Provinces Inconclusive

United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves[edit]

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Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
Conquest of the Banda Oriental
(1816–1820)
Flag United Kingdom Portugal Brazil Algarves.svg United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves Flag of Artigas.svg Banda Oriental
 Entre Ríos
 Misiones
Victory

Empire of Brazil[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result
Brazilian War of Independence
(1822–1824)
Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889).svg Brazil Flag United Kingdom Portugal Brazil Algarves.svg Portugal Victory
  • Territorial unity of the Empire
Cisplatine War
(1825–1828)
Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889).svg Brazil Flag of Argentina (1818).svg United Provinces Stalemate
Revolt of the Mercenaries
(1828)
Empire of Brazil Brazil
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Flag of France.svg France
Empire of Brazil Mercenaries Victory
  • Mutiny suppressed
Cabanagem Revolt
(1835–1840)
Empire of Brazil Brazil Empire of Brazil Rebels Victory
  • Rebellion crushed.
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 Brazil Empire of Brazil Rebels Victory
  • Rebellion crushed.
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
 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
Unitarians
 Uruguay
Blancos
Federalists
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.

First Brazilian Republic[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result
Brazilian Naval Revolt
(1893–1894)
Brazil Brazil Empire of Brazil Navy Rebels Victory
  • Mutiny suppressed.
Federalist Revolution
(1893–1895)
Brazil Brazil Rio Grande do Sul Federalist Rebels
Empire of Brazil Navy Rebels
Victory
  • Revolution defeated.
War of Canudos
(1896–1897)
Brazil Brazil Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889).svg Canudos Victory
  • Settlement destroyed and survivors resettled.
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 Brazil Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Tenentismo Victory
  • Mutiny suppressed

Vargas Era[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result
Constitutionalist Revolution
(1932)
Brazil Brazil  São Paulo
 Maracaju
 Frente Única Gaúcha
Victory
World War II
(1943–1945)[2]
 Soviet Union
 United States
 British Empire

 France
 Poland
 Yugoslavia
 Greece
 Denmark
 Norway
 Netherlands
 Belgium
 Luxembourg
 Czechoslovakia
 Brazil

 Germany
 Italy
 Japan
 Hungary
 Romania
Victory

Second Brazilian Republic[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result
Lobster War
(1961–1963)
Brazil France Political victory
  • French withdrawal, war avoided.

Brazilian military government[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result
Operation Power Pack
(1965–1966)
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
Brazil Brazil
 Honduras
 Paraguay
 Nicaragua
 Dominican Republic Victory
Araguaia Guerrilla War
(1967–1974)
Brazil Brazil PCdoB.gif PCdoB
Victory
  • Guerrillas defeated.

Third Brazilian Republic[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result
Operation Traíra
(1991)
 Brazil
 Colombia
Flag of the FARC-EP.svg FARC Victory
  • Successful operation against FARC.

Other conflicts (slave revolts, mutinies)[edit]

Peacekeeping operations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Halperín Donghi 2007, p. 91.
  2. ^ Brazilian participation in World War II was limited to the Italian Campaign, lasting from 1943 to 1945; Hence Brazil was not involved in the Asian and Pacific theatre.