List of wars involving Germany

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This is a list of wars involving the Federal Republic of Germany since unification in 1871.

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Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
Franco-Prussian War
(1870–1871)
German Empire North German Confederation
 Prussia
Baden
 Bavaria
Württemberg
Hesse-Darmstadt
 Germany
France Second French Empire
France French Third Republic
Victory
Abushiri Revolt
(1888–1889)
German Empire Germany
German East Africa Company
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Rebels Victory
  • Rebellion put down
  • German Government takes control of Tanganyika from German East Africa Company
Second Samoan Civil War
(1898–1899)
Samoa Mataafans
 Germany
 Samoa
 United Kingdom
 United States
Compromise
Boxer Rebellion
(1899–1901)
 United Kingdom
 Russia
 Japan
France France
 United States
 Germany
 Italy
 Austria-Hungary
Righteous Harmony Society
 China
Victory
  • The rebellion was suppressed
  • Signing of the Boxer Protocol
  • Provisions for foreign troops to be stationed in Beijing
Adamawa campaign
(1902)
 Germany Fulani Victory
Herero Wars
(1904–1908)
 Germany Herero
Namaqua
Namibians
Victory
  • German authority over the territory
Maji Maji Rebellion
(1905–1908)
 German Empire Matumbi, Ngoni people, and other Tanganyikans Victory
Sokehs Rebellion
(1910–1911)
 Germany Sokehs Victory
  • Uprising defeated
  • Order restored
Border War
(1910–1919)
 Mexico
 Germany
 United States
Mexico Carrancistas
Defeat
World War I
(1914–1918)
 Germany
 Austria-Hungary
 Ottoman Empire
 Bulgaria
 France
 United Kingdom
 Russia
 United States
Republic of China (1912–49) China
 Italy
 Japan
 Canada
 Australia
 New Zealand
 India
 South Africa
 Serbia
 Romania
 Belgium
 Greece
 Portugal
 Brazil
Thailand Siam
Defeat
Finnish Civil War
(1918)
White Finland
 Germany
 Sweden
 Estonia
Poland Poland
Red Finland
 Russia
Victory
  • Victory of the White Senate of Finland
  • Russian military presence ceased
  • German hegemony until November 11, 1918
German Revolution
(1918–1919)
Germany
Weimar Republic
Free Socialist Republic of Germany Victory
Lithuanian-Soviet War
(1918–1919)
Lithuania Lithuania
 Saxon Volunteers
 Russian SFSR
Lithuanian–Belorussian SSR
Victory
  • Bolshevik forces driven out
Greater Poland Uprising
(1918–1919)
 Germany  Poland Defeat
Silesian Uprisings
(1919–1921)
 Germany  Poland Defeat
Beer Hall Putsch
(1923)
 Germany Nazi Party Victory
Spanish Civil War
(1936–1939)
Spain Spanish Nationalists
Kingdom of Italy Italy
Nazi Germany Germany
Portugal Portugal
Second Spanish Republic Spanish Republicans
Foreign Volunteers
 Soviet Union
 Mexico
Victory
World War II
(1939–1945)
 Germany
 Japan
 Italy
 Hungary
 Romania
 Bulgaria
 Finland
 Thailand
 Manchukuo
 Croatia
 Slovakia
Vichy France Vichy France
Burma Burma
India Azad Hind
Empire of Vietnam
 Soviet Union
 United States
 United Kingdom
 China
 France
 Poland
 Canada
 Australia
 New Zealand
 India
 South Africa
 Yugoslavia
 Greece
 Denmark
 Norway
 Netherlands
 Belgium
 Luxembourg
 Czechoslovakia
 Brazil
 Mexico
 Ethiopia
 Cuba
Mongolia Mongolia
Philippines Philippines
North Vietnam Viet Minh
Korea KLA
Defeat
Uprising of 1953 in East Germany
(1953)
 Soviet Union
 East Germany
East Germany East German Demonstrators Victory
  • Uprising suppressed
Invasion of Czechoslovakia
(1968)
Soviet Union Soviet Union
Bulgaria Bulgaria
Hungary Hungary
Poland Poland
East Germany East Germany
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Victory
Angolan Civil War
(1975–1989)
Angola MPLA
SWAPO
MK
 Cuba (1975-91)
 East Germany (1975-89)
 Soviet Union (1975-89)
South Africa EO (1992-95)
UNITA
FNLA
FLEC
 South Africa (1975-89)
 Zaire
Victory
  • Withdrawal of all foreign forces in 1989
  • Transition towards a multiparty political system in 1991/92
  • Dissolution of the armed forces of FNLA
  • Participation of UNITA and FNLA, as political parties, in the new political system, from 1991/92 onwards, but civil war continues
  • Jonas Savimbi killed in 2002
  • Immediate peace agreement and dissolution of the armed forces of UNITA in 2002
  • Resistance of FLEC continued beyond 2002
Bosnian War
(1992–1995)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Croatia
 Belgium
 Canada
 Denmark
 France
 Germany
 Italy
 Luxembourg
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Portugal
 Spain
 Turkey
 United Kingdom
 United States
 Republika Srpska Victory
  • Dayton Accords
  • Internal partition of Bosnia and Herzegovina according to the Dayton Accords
  • Deployment of NATO-led IFOR to oversee the peace agreement
  • Massive civilian casualties for the Bosniak ethnic group
Operation Libelle
(1997)
Germany Germany Albania Albanian Insurgents Victory
Kosovo War
(1998–1999)
Kosovo Liberation Army UÇK (KLA)
Albania AFRK (FARK)
 Albania
 Croatia
 Belgium
 Canada
 Czech Republic
 Denmark
 France
 Germany
 Hungary
 Italy
 Luxembourg
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Poland
 Portugal
 Spain
 Turkey
 United Kingdom
 United States
 FR Yugoslavia Victory
Afghanistan War
(2001–2014)
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Germany
 Italy
 France
 Canada
 Australia
 Georgia
 Poland
 Romania
 Turkey
 Afghanistan
Afghanistan Northern Alliance
Afghanistan Taliban
al-Qaeda
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
HI-Gulbuddin
Hezb-e Islami Khalis
Haqqani network
Lashkar-e-Taiba
Jaish-e-Mohammed
East Turkestan Islamic Movement
Afghanistan Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
Islamic Emirate of Waziristan
Afghanistan Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi
Islamic Jihad Union

Afghanistan Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Victory
Military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
(2014–present)

 United States
 United Kingdom
 Australia
 Belgium
 Canada
 Denmark
 France
 Germany
 Italy
 Netherlands
 New Zealand
 Norway
 Portugal
 Spain
 Turkey

 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Ongoing
  • Airstrikes on ISIL and al-Qaeda affiliates positions in Iraq and Syria
  • Multinational humanitarian effort
  • Arming and support for local ground forces
  • 2 American journalists, 2 British humanitarian workers, and 1 French tourist executed

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