List of wars involving Canada

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This is a list of wars involving Canada.

List[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result CAF Killed
Fenian Raids
(1866–1871)
 Canada Fenian Brotherhood Victory
  • Fenians cease raids
22
Wolseley Expedition
(1870)
 Canada Métis Victory None
Mahdist War
(1881–1899)
 Canada
 United Kingdom
Egypt Egypt
Sudan Victory 16 [1]
North-West Rebellion
(1885)
 Canada Flag of the provisional government of saskatchewan.jpg Provisional Government of Saskatchewan (Métis)
CreeAssiniboine
Victory 38[2]
Second Boer War
(1899–1902)
 Canada
 United Kingdom
 Australia
 New Zealand
 India
 Ceylon
Cape Colony flag.png Cape Colony
BlueEnsignNatal.png Natal Colony
Flag of BSAC edit.svg Rhodesia
 Orange Free State
 South African Republic
Victory
  • British sovereignty over the Orange Free State and the Transvaal in accordance with the Treaty of Vereeniging
267[3]
Boxer Rebellion
(1900–1901)
 Canada

 Australia
 United Kingdom
 New Zealand
 India
 Japan
 Russia
France France
 United States
 Germany
 Austria-Hungary
 Italy

Righteous Harmony Society

 Qing Empire

Allied victory

Boxer Protocol:

  • Anti-foreign societies banned in China
None
First World War
(1914–1918)
 Canada
 France
 United Kingdom
 Russia
 United States
Republic of China (1912–49) China
 Italy
 Japan
 Newfoundland
 Australia
 New Zealand
 India
 South Africa
 Serbia
 Romania
 Belgium
 Greece
 Portugal
 Brazil
 Germany
 Austria-Hungary
 Ottoman Empire
 Bulgaria
Victory 66,944[4]
Russian Civil War
(1918–1920)
 Canada
Russia White Movement
 France
 United Kingdom
 United States
Republic of China (1912–49) China
 Italy
 Japan
 Australia
 India
 Serbia
 Romania
 Greece
 Czechoslovakia
 Poland
 Estonia
 Russian SFSR
 Far Eastern Republic
Latvian SSR
Ukrainian SSR
Commune of Estonia
Mongolian Communists
Defeat
  • Allied withdrawal from Russia
  • Bolshevik victory over White Army
  • The Soviet Union becomes the new Russian power
14
Armenian–Azerbaijani War
(1918–1920)
Armenia FR Armenia
Armenia RM Armenia
United Kingdom British Empire

Centrocaspian Dictatorship

Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
 Ottoman Empire
 Russian SFSR
Turkey Turkish Revolutionaries
Azerbaijan SSR
Soviet victory
  • Sovietization of Armenia and Azerbaijan
  • Disputes over Karabakh and Nakhichevan settled in favor of Soviet Azerbaijan
  • Zangezur gained by Soviet Armenia
None
Second World War
(1939–1945)
 Canada
 Soviet Union
 United States
 United Kingdom
 China
 France
 Poland
 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 ~45,300 [5]
Korean War
(1950–1953)
Canada Canada
 South Korea
 United Nations
 United States
 United Kingdom
Australia Australia
 Belgium
 France
Philippines Philippines
 Colombia
Ethiopian Empire Ethiopia
Kingdom of Greece Greece
 Luxembourg
Netherlands Netherlands
 New Zealand
Union of South Africa South Africa
 Thailand
 Turkey
 North Korea
 China
 Soviet Union
Ceasefire
  • Cease-fire armistice
  • North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled
  • UN invasion of North Korea repelled
  • Chinese invasion of South Korea repelled
  • Korean Demilitarized Zone established
  • Little territorial change at the 38th parallel border
516[6]
Turkish Invasion of Cyprus
(1974)
 Canada
 Ireland
 Denmark
 Finland
 Turkey

 Greece
 Cyprus

Ceasefire
  • UN Buffer-zone
  • Formation of the Republic of Northern Cyprus
27[7]
Persian Gulf War
(1990–1991)
 Canada
 Kuwait
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Saudi Arabia
 France
 Egypt
 Syria
 Qatar
 United Arab Emirates
 Oman
 Bangladesh
Iraq Victory None
Rwandan Civil War
(1990–1994)
FPR
Supported by:
 Russia (from 1993)[8]

 United Nations

s Rwanda Government of Rwanda
 Zaire
Supported by:
 France (until 1993)

Interahamwe
Impuzamugambi
Victory (limited involvement)
Regime change
1
Somali Civil War
(1992–1995)
 Canada
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Spain
 Saudi Arabia
 Malaysia
 Pakistan
 Italy
 India
 Greece
 Germany
 France
 Botswana
 Belgium
 Australia
Somalia Somali National Alliance Defeat 1
Bosnian War
(1992–1995)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Croatia
 NATO
 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
20
Kosovo War
(1998–1999)
Kosovo Liberation Army UÇK (KLA)
Albania AFRK (FARK)
 Albania
 Croatia
 NATO
 FR Yugoslavia Victory None
International Force for East Timor
(1999–2000)
 Canada

 Australia
 New Zealand
 Bangladesh
 Brazil
 Denmark
 France
 Germany
 Ireland
 Italy
 Jordan
 Kenya
 Malaysia
 Norway
 Philippines
 Portugal
 Singapore
 South Korea
 Thailand
 United States

Pro Indonesian Militia Victory
  • Defeat of Pro-Indonesian militia
  • Stability in East Timor
  • Arrival of UN Peacekeepers
None
Afghanistan War
(2001–2014)
 Canada
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Germany
 Italy
 France
 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
Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi
Islamic Jihad Union

Afghanistan Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Victory 158 [9]
Libyan Civil War
(2011)
Libya NTC
 Qatar
 NATO

 Sweden
 Jordan
 United Arab Emirates

History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi#Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (1977–2011) Libya Victory None
2014 military intervention against
the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

(2014–)

 Canada[10]
 United States
 United Kingdom[11][12]
 Australia[13]
 Belgium[14]
 Denmark[15][16]
 France[17][18]
 Germany[19][20]
 Italy[21][22]
 Netherlands[23][24]
 New Zealand[25]
 Norway[26][27]
 Portugal[28]
 Spain[29]
 Turkey[30]

 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[31][32][33]
2
  • As of February, 2016 Canada has discontinued bombing ISIS positions [34] but still has special operations units in Iraq[35]

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