List of conflicts in Asia

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This is a list of wars and conflicts in Asia, particularly East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Russia. For a list of conflicts in Southwest Asia, see List of conflicts in the Middle East.

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West Asia[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Early Dynastic Period of Sumer[edit]

Lugal-Zage-Si's domains (red), c. 2350 BC

Akkadian Empire[edit]

Map of the Akkadian Empire (brown) and the directions in which military campaigns were conducted (yellow arrows)

Gutian period of Sumer[edit]

Fifth Dynasty of Uruk[edit]

Neo-Sumerian Empire[edit]

Map showing the Ur III state and its influence sphere
  • circa 1,879 B.C.E. — 1,861 B.C.E. (Short chronology) Ur-Nammu of Ur conquered Lagash
  • circa 1,861 B.C.E. — 1,815 B.C.E. (Short chronology) Shulgi of Ur destroyed Der, launched a campaign against Anshan, and engaged in a period of expansionism at the expense of highlanders such as the Lullubi, and others
  • circa 1,830 B.C.E. — 1,817 B.C.E. (Short chronology) The Amorite chieftain Sumu-abum won independence from the city-state Kazallu
  • circa 1,815 B.C.E. — 1,809 B.C.E. (Short chronology) Amar-Sin of Ur launched campaigns conducted against Urbilum, and several other regions with obscure names: Shashrum, Shurudhum, Bitum-Rabium, Jabru, and Huhnuri
  • circa 1,813 B.C.E. — 1,791 B.C.E. Shamshi-Adad I conquered Assur, Mari, Ekallatum, and Shekhna, establishing an empire encompassing the whole of northern Mesopotamia and included territory in central Mesopotamia, Asia Minor and northern Syria
  • circa 1,800 B.C.E. — 1,776 B.C.E. (Short chronology) During the reign of Ibbi-Sin of Ur, the Sumerian empire was attacked repeatedly by Amorites and as faith in Ibbi-Sin's leadership failed, Elam declared its independence and began to raid as well

Dynasty of Isin[edit]

Paleo-Babylonian Empire[edit]

Kassite period of Babylonia[edit]

The extent of the Babylonian Empire during the Kassite dynasty

Fourth Babylonian Dynasty[edit]

Meso-Assyrian Empire[edit]

Neo-Assyrian Empire[edit]

Map of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and its expansions.

Neo-Babylonian Empire[edit]

Achaemenid Province of Athura[edit]

Macedonian Empire[edit]

Seleucid Empire[edit]

Parthian Empire[edit]

Roman Province of Mesopotamia[edit]

Sassanid Province of Asorestan[edit]

Julian's unsuccessful campaign in 363 C.E. resulted in the loss of the Roman territorial gains under the peace treaty of 299.
Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn al-Walid's conquest of Iraq in 633 C.E.

Rashidun Caliphate[edit]

Expansion of Rashidun Caliphate

Umayyad Caliphate[edit]

The Caliphate at the beginning of the Abbasid revolt, before the Battle of the Zab.

Abbasid Caliphate[edit]

Mongol Empire[edit]

Expansion of the Mongol Empire

Ottoman Iraq[edit]

July 1,915, British offence in Iraq during World War I

Occupied Enemy Territory Administration[edit]

Kingdom of Iraq[edit]

Ba'athist Iraq[edit]

Ground troop movements 24–28 February 1991 during Operation Desert Storm
Map of the invasion routes and major operations/battles of the Iraq War as of 2007.

Coalition Provisional Authority[edit]

Republic of Iraq[edit]

Syria[edit]

Chalcolithic period of Mesopotamia[edit]

Akkadian Empire[edit]

Sargon of Akkad's conquests.

Hittite Empire[edit]

The Assyrians, the Mitanni, the Egyptians, and the Hittite Empire in the 14th century B.C.E.

Neo-Assyrian Empire[edit]

Seleucid Empire[edit]

Syrian Arab Republic[edit]

Iran[edit]

Achaemenid Empire[edit]

The Median Empire about 48 years before the Persian Revolt

Macedonian Empire[edit]

Seleucid Empire[edit]

Kingdoms of the Diadochi after the Battle of Ipsus, c. 301 BC.
  Kingdom of Ptolemy I Soter
  Kingdom of Cassander
  Kingdom of Lysimachus
  Kingdom of Seleucus I Nicator
  Epirus
Other

Parthian Empire[edit]

Sassanid Empire[edit]

Rashidun Caliphate[edit]

The Rashidun Empire reached its greatest extent under Caliph Uthman, in 654.

Umayyad Caliphate[edit]

Abbasid Caliphate[edit]

Israel[edit]

Canaan[edit]

The Egyptian Empire at its maximum territorial extent in the 15th century B.C.E.

Confederated Tribes of Israel[edit]

United Kingdom of Israel and Judah[edit]

Kingdom of Judah[edit]

Neo-Assyrian Empire

Babylonian Province of Yehud[edit]

Persian Province of Yehud Medinata[edit]

Seleucid Empire[edit]

Hasmonean Kingdom[edit]

Herodian Kingdom of Israel[edit]

Roman Tetrarchy of Judea[edit]

Roman Province of Judea[edit]

Roman Province of Syria Palaestina[edit]

Byzantine Province of Palaestina Prima[edit]

Rashidun Province of Jund Filastin[edit]

Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn al-Walid's invasion of Northern Syria
Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn Walid's invasion of Northern Syria.

Abbasid Province of Jund Filastin[edit]

Kingdom of Jerusalem[edit]

The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the other Crusader states in the context of the Near East in 1,135 C.E.
The 1,260 C.E. Mongol offensives in the Levant. The early successful attacks on Aleppo and Damascus led to smaller attacks on secondary targets such as Baalbek, al-Subayba, and Ajlun as well as raids against other Palestine towns, perhaps including Jerusalem. Smaller raiding parties reached as far south as Gaza.

Ottoman Eyalet of Damascus[edit]

Ottoman Vilayet of Syria[edit]

State of Israel[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Hittite Empire[edit]

The Hittite Empire, circa 1,400 B.C.E. (shown in Blue).

Kingdom of Diaokhi[edit]

Lydian Empire[edit]

Achaemenid Empire[edit]

Macedonian Empire[edit]

The Siege of Miletus and the Battle of Issus are shown on this map of the Achaemenid Empire around the time of Darius the Great and Xerxes.

Seleucid Empire[edit]

Roman Republic[edit]

Expansion of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire

Kingdom of Pontus[edit]

Roman Empire[edit]

Byzantine Empire[edit]

Territorial development of the Roman Empire between the years AD 300 and 1453 (Animated map).

Seljuq Empire[edit]

Great Seljuq Empire in its zenith in 1,092 C.E., upon the death of Malik Shah I

Sultanate of Rum[edit]

Expansion of the Sultanate of Rum in circa 1,100 C.E. — 1,240 C.E.

Latin Empire[edit]

Ottoman Empire[edit]

Greatest extent (red) with vassal states (light red) of the Ottoman Empire in 1590s.

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Muhammad in Medina[edit]

Conquests of Muhammad and the Rashidun

Civil Wars of the Early Caliphates[edit]

Map detailing arenas of Ridda campaigns.

Rashidun Caliphate[edit]

Umayyad Caliphate[edit]

Abbasid Caliphate[edit]

Mongol Empire[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Central Asia[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

Sogdia[edit]

Sogdia, c. 300 BC.

Greco-Bactrian Kingdom[edit]

Yuezhi Kingdom[edit]

The migrations of the Yuezhi through Central Asia, from around 176 BC to AD 30.

Indo-Greek Kingdom[edit]

Kushan Empire[edit]

Rouran Khaganate[edit]

Göktürk Khaganate[edit]

Khwarazmian dynasty[edit]

Mongol Empire[edit]

Timurid dynasty[edit]

Zunghar Khanate[edit]

Russian Empire[edit]

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics[edit]

Afghanistan[edit]

Ghaznavids[edit]

Afghan Empires and the Great Game[edit]

Russian Empire[edit]

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics[edit]

Tajikistan[edit]

Dayuan[edit]

The Dayuan (in Ferghana) was one of the three advanced civilizations of Central Asia around 130 BCE, together with Parthia and Greco-Bactria, according to the Chinese historical work Book of Han.

Turkmenistan[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

East Asia[edit]

China[edit]

Longshan culture[edit]

Xia Dynasty[edit]

Shang Dynasty[edit]

Remnants of advanced, stratified societies dating back to the Shang found primarily in the Yellow River Valley

Zhou Dynasty[edit]

Qin Dynasty[edit]

Qin Dynasty, circa 210 BC.

Han Dynasty[edit]

The Han Empire in 87 BC (core provinces in brown), with commanderies (red dots) and protectorates (green dots) shown

Wei Dynasty[edit]

The territories of Cao Wei (in yellow), 262 CE.

Jìn Dynasty[edit]

Liu Song Dynasty[edit]

Sui Dynasty[edit]

Tang Dynasty[edit]

Emperor Taizong's campaign against Xiyu states (640-648)
China under the Tang Dynasty circa 700 AD

Song Dynasty[edit]

Liao Dynasty[edit]

Jin Dynasty[edit]

Yuan Dynasty[edit]

Yuan Dynasty in 1294

Ming Dynasty[edit]

Qing Dynasty[edit]

The Qing Empire in 1890.

Republic of China[edit]

People's Republic of China[edit]

Area controlled by the People's Republic of China shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.

Taiwan[edit]

Japan[edit]

Korea[edit]

Mongolia[edit]

South Asia[edit]

India[edit]

Kingdom of Magadha[edit]

Map of Indo European migrations from ca. 4000 to 1000 BC according to the Kurgan model. The Anatolian migration (indicated with a dotted arrow) could have taken place either across the Caucasus or across the Balkans. The magenta area corresponds to the assumed Urheimat (Samara culture, Sredny Stog culture). The red area corresponds to the area that may have been settled by Indo-European-speaking peoples up to ca. 2500 BC, and the orange area by 1000 BC.
Campaigns and landmarks of Alexander's invasion of Southern Asia

Maurya Empire[edit]

Indo-Scythian Kingdom[edit]

Gupta Empire[edit]

Empire of Harsha[edit]

Umayyad Caliphate[edit]

Abbasid Caliphate[edit]

Delhi Sultanate[edit]

Mughal Empire[edit]

The Mughal Empire during the reign of Aurangzeb c. 1700

Sikh Empire[edit]

Company rule in India[edit]

British Raj[edit]

Dominion of India[edit]

Republic of India[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Bhutan[edit]

Nepal[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Southeast Asia[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

Kingdom of Funan[edit]

Chenla Kingdom[edit]

Khmer Empire[edit]

900 AD
Red: Khmer Empire
Light Green: Haripunjaya
Yellow: Champa

French Indochina[edit]

Burma[edit]

Laos[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Philippines[edit]

North Asia[edit]

Russia[edit]

Xiongnu[edit]

Rouran Khaganate[edit]

Turkic Khaganate[edit]

Turkic khaganates at their height, c. 600:
  Western Gokturk: Lighter area is direct rule, darker areas show sphere of influence.
  Eastern Gokturk: Lighter area is direct rule, darker areas show sphere of influence.

Uyghur Khaganate[edit]

Mongol Empire[edit]

Golden Horde[edit]

Grand Duchy of Moscow[edit]

Tsardom of Russia[edit]

Territory of Muscovy / Russia in       1500,       1600 and       1700.

Russian Empire[edit]

Map of the Russian Empire showing any and all territory and immediate influence it possessed regardless of time period.
  Territory[a]
  Spheres of influence

Russian Republic[edit]

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics[edit]

Chronological list of wars[edit]

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]