List of wars involving Mexico

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This is a list of wars involving the United Mexican States.

Mexico has been involved in numerous different military conflicts over the years, with most being civil/internal wars.

Wars against Indigenous groups[edit]

List[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
Mexican War of Independence
(1810–1821)
 Mexico
Mexico Mexican Insurgents
European Volunteers
Mexico Mexican Ex-Royalists
Army of the Three Guarantees
 Spain
Spain Spanish Royalists
Mexico Mexican Royalists
Victory
Long Expedition
(1819)
Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg First Mexican Empire
Army of the Three Guarantees
US flag 23 stars.svg American filibusters Victory
  • Rebels defeated and captured
Fredonian Rebellion
(1826-1827)
Bandera Histórica de la República Mexicana (1824-1918).svg Mexico US flag 23 stars.svg Texan-American rebels Victory
  • Texan rebels defeated
  • Mexican government curtailed American immigration to Texas
Spanish Reconquest of Mexico
(1821–1829)
 Mexico  Spain Victory
Era of Mexican Coups
(1820s–1846)
Bandera Histórica de la República Mexicana (1824-1918).svg Centralist Republic of Mexico Republic of Texas
Republic of the Rio Grande
Republic of Yucatán
Republic of Zacatecas
Republic of Jalisco
Separatists in Tabasco
Victory of the Mexican Centralist Government/Defeat in the Texas Revolution
Texas Revolution
(1835–1836)
 Mexico  Texas Defeat
First Franco–Mexican War: Pastry War
(1838–1839)
 Mexico  France Defeat
  • Mexican government accepts to pay the 600,000 pesos
Mexican–American War
(1846–1848)
 Mexico  United States Defeat
Caste War of Yucatán
(1847–1901)
 Mexico
Yucatán
Maya Victory
  • Republic of Yucatán rejoins the United Mexican States in 1848
  • Mayas achieve an independent state from 1847–1883
  • Mexico recaptures Yucatán
  • Conflict between the Mexicans and the Mayans continued until 1933
William Walker's expedition to Mexico
(1853)
Mexico Mexico  United States Victory
  • William Walker is forced to retreat after aggression from the Mexican government
Crabb Massacre
(1857)
Mexico Mexico
The Tohono O'odham people
 United States Mexican/O'odham victory
  • Expeditionary forces defeated, POWs executed
Reform War
(1857–1861)
Mexico Liberals
 United States
Mexico Conservatives Liberal Victory
Second Franco–Mexican War
(1861–1867)
 United Mexican States
 United States of America
 Republic of Peru
France French Empire
Mexico Mexican Empire
 Austrian Empire
 Belgium
Egypt Eyalet
Polish Revolutionaries
Victory
Las Cuevas War
(1875)
 Mexico  United States Defeat
  • Cattle returned to Texas
Garza Revolution
(1891–1893)
 Mexico
 United States
Garzistas Victory
  • Garza Revolution defeated
Mexican Revolution
(1910–1920)
Mexico Counter-Revolutionary Forces Mexico Revolutionary Forces Revolutionary Victory
Border War
(1910–1919)
Mexico Mexican Carrancistas
 Germany
 United States Mexican Carransista/American Victory on Villista rebels
  • Occupation of Veracruz
  • American military is ordered to withdraw from Mexican territory after the defeat in the Battle of Carrizal
  • Pancho Villa's troops no longer an effective fighting force
  • General John J. Pershing acknowledges the failure of the American army to meet the objetives of their campaign
  • Battles between Mexican and American forces ceased in 1919 after the American/Carranzista victory in the Battle of Ciudad Juárez over the Villistas
  • Pancho Villa obtains pardon from the Mexican government.
Cristero War
(1926–1929)
Mexico Mexican Government Cristeros Government Ceasefire
Spanish Civil War
(1936–1939)
Second Spanish Republic Spanish Republicans
Foreign Volunteers
 Soviet Union
 Mexico
Spain Spanish Nationalists
Kingdom of Italy Italy
Nazi Germany Germany
Portugal Portugal
Defeat
World War II
(1942–1945)
 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
 Germany
 Japan
 Italy
 Hungary
 Romania
 Bulgaria
 Finland
 Thailand
 Manchukuo
 Croatia
 Slovakia
Victory
Mexico–Guatemala conflict
(1958–1959)
Mexico Mexico  Guatemala Inconclusive
  • Relations between the two nations are frozen for several months
Dirty War
(1968–1982)
Mexico Mexican Government Guerrilla Groups Government Victory
Zapatista Uprising
(1994)
 Mexico EZLN Victory
Mexican Drug War
(2006–present)
 Mexico

 United States
DEA
FBI
 Colombia
CIA

Mexico Mexican Drug Cartels
Ongoing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wars of Mexico". Historyguy.com. 2012-09-29. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 

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