List of conflicts in Europe

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This is a list of conflicts in Europe ordered chronologically, including wars between European states, civil wars within European states, wars between a European state and a non-European state that took place within Europe, and global conflicts in which Europe was a theatre of war.

There are various definitions of Europe and in particular there is significant dispute about the eastern and southeastern boundaries, specifically about how to define the countries of the former Soviet Union. This list is based on a wide definition that includes much of the interface between Europe and Western Asia.

BC[edit]

Pre-500 BC[edit]

500–200 BC[edit]

200 BC onwards[edit]

1st–10th century AD[edit]

11th century[edit]

Battle of Hastings (1066)

12th century[edit]

Monument of Didgori Battle, Georgia

13th century[edit]

14th century[edit]

15th century[edit]

16th century[edit]

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

Explosion of the Hawthorn Ridge mine, 1 July 1916, marked the beginning of the Battle of the Somme.
Republican International Brigadiers at the Battle of Belchite, 1937
German Stuka dive bombers in the Eastern Front (World War II) 1941–45
A Soviet IS-2 tank in Leipzig during the 1953 East Germany Uprising
Icelandic patrol ship ICGV Odinn and British frigate HMS Scylla clash during the Third Cod War
A "Sniper at work" sign in Crossmaglen, a symbol of the IRA sniper campaign in South Armagh during the last stages of the Northern Ireland Troubles
UN troops on their way up "Sniper Alley" in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War
A Russian helicopter downed by Chechen militants, during the First Chechen War
The Russian Army's Vostok Battalion in South Ossetia

21st century[edit]

Ongoing conflicts[edit]

Ongoing conflicts in Europe
Conflict Part of Date started Duration
Dissident Irish Republican campaign 10/04/1998 19 years, 3 months, 1 week and 4 days
Insurgency in the North Caucasus War on Terror 16/04/2009 8 years, 3 months and 5 days
War in Donbass Cold War II 06/04/2014 3 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 1 day
Islamic terrorism in Europe War on Terror / Arab Winter / Cold War II 24/05/2014 3 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 1 day

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