List of conflicts in Ethiopia

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Map showing the present-day location of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia within North Africa.

This is a list of conflicts in Ethiopia arranged chronologically from medieval to modern times. This list includes both nationwide and international types of war, including (but not limited to) the following: wars of independence, liberation wars, colonial wars, undeclared wars, proxy wars, territorial disputes, and world wars. Also listed might be any battle that occurred within the territory of what is today known as the, "Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia" but was itself only part of a operation of a campaign of a theater of a war. There may also be periods of violent civil unrest listed, such as: riots, shootouts, spree killings, massacres, terrorist attacks, and civil wars. The list might also contain episodes of: human sacrifice, mass suicide, massacres, and genocides.

Medieval Times[edit]

Axumite Empire[edit]

  • c. 900 The King of Aksum Degna Djan, both led military expeditions as far south as Ennarea, and commanded missionary activities in the highlands of Angot and the modern region of Amhara.[1]

Ethiopian Empire[edit]

Map of East Africa detailing the Solomonic dynasty of the Ethiopian Empire during the reign of Wedem Arad, next to the Ifat Sultanate in 1300.

Modern Times[edit]

Ethiopian Empire[edit]

The Ethiopian Empire during the reign of Menelik II
  Ethiopian Empire before conquests
  Ethiopian Empire after conquests

Italian East Africa[edit]

Italian East Africa in 1936.
  Italian East Africa

Federation of Ethiopia and Eritrea[edit]

Location of the Federation of Ethiopia and Eritrea in the Horn of Africa.

Ethiopian Empire[edit]

Provisional Military Government of Socialist Ethiopia[edit]

Transitional Government of Ethiopia[edit]

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia[edit]


  1. ^ Taddesse Tamrat, Church and State, pp. 35f.
  2. ^ Taddesse, Church and State, pp. 135ff.

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