List of wars involving Germany

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

German Empire (1871–1918)[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result Reichskanzler German losses
Franco-German War
(1870–1871)
 Germany France Victory
Otto von Bismarck
28,208 dead[1]
First Samoan Civil War
(1886–1894)
Supporters of Laupepa
 Germany
Supporters of Mata'afa Compromise
16 dead[2]
Abushiri Revolt
(1888–1889)
 Germany
 United Kingdom
Rebels led by al-Harthi Victory
  • Rebellion put down
?
Hehe Rebellion
(1891–1898)
 Germany Hehe Victory
  • Rebellion put down
Leo von Caprivi
?
Bafut Wars
(1891–1907)
 Germany Fondom of Bafut Victory
?
Second Samoan Civil War
(1898–1899)
Supporters of Mata'afa
 Germany
Supporters of Tanumafili I
 United States
 United Kingdom
Compromise
Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingfürst
?
Boxer Rebellion
(1899–1901)
Russia
Empire of Japan Japan
British Empire United Kingdom
France
 United States
German Empire Germany
 Austria-Hungary
Kingdom of Italy Italy
Yihetuan Movement
 China
Victory
?
Adamawa Campaign
(1902)
 Germany Fulani Victory
Bernhard von Bülow
?
Venezuelan Crisis
(1902–1903)
 United Kingdom
 Germany
 Italy
Venezuela Venezuela Compromise
  • Venezuelan debt dispute resolved
?
Herero Wars
(1904–1908)
 Germany Herero
Namaqua
Victory
1,541 dead[3]
Maji Maji Rebellion
(1905–1908)
 Germany Matumbi
Ngoni
Victory
  • Rebellion put down
397 dead[4]
Sokehs Rebellion
(1910–1911)
 Germany Sokehs tribe Victory
  • Rebellion put down
Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg
5 dead[5]
World War I
(1914–1918)
 Germany
 Austria-Hungary
 Ottoman Empire
 Bulgaria
France
 United Kingdom
Russia
 Italy
 United States
 Serbia
 Australia
 Canada
 New Zealand
 South Africa
 Belgium
 Greece
 Romania
 Portugal
 Brazil
Pre-1962 Flag of Nepal (with spacing, aspect ratio 4-3).svg Nepal
 Japan
 Siam
Flag of Hejaz 1917.svg Hejaz
 Russian SFSR
Defeat
2,198,420 to
2,800,720 dead[6]

Weimar Republic (1918–1933)[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result Reichskanzler German losses
German Revolution
(1918–1919)
German Empire Germany Revolutionaries Government victory
Friedrich Ebert
?
Greater Poland Uprising
(1918–1919)
German Empire Germany Flag of Poland (1919–1928).svg POW Defeat
?
First Silesian Uprising
(1919)
 Germany Flag of Poland (1919–1928).svg POW-GS Victory
  • German forces crush uprising
Gustav Bauer
?
Ruhr Uprising
(1920)
 Germany Ruhr Red Army Government victory
  • Uprising crushed
1,600+
(Both combatants)
Second Silesian Uprising
(1920)
 Germany Flag of Poland (1919–1928).svg POW-GS League of Nations ceasefire
  • Order restored by allied intervention
Constantin Fehrenbach
?
Third Silesian Uprising
(1921)
 Germany Flag of Poland (1919–1928).svg POW-GS League of Nations ceasefire
Joseph Wirth
?

Nazi Germany (1933–1945)[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result Führer German losses
Spanish Civil War
(1936–1939)
Spain Spanish Nationalists
 Italy
 Germany
Portugal Portugal
Second Spanish Republic Spanish Republicans
International Brigades
Victory
Adolf Hitler
~300 killed[7]
Sudeten German Uprising
(1938)
 Germany
Flag of the Sudets (without CoA).Svg Freikorps Sudetenland
 Czechoslovakia Victory
?
World War II
(1939–1945)
 Germany
 Japan
 Italy
 Romania
 Hungary
 Bulgaria
Slovakia
 Croatia
Thailand
 Iraq
 Finland
 Soviet Union
 United States
 United Kingdom
Flag of the Republic of China.svg China
 France
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Poland
 Yugoslavia
 Greece
 Denmark
 Norway
 Netherlands
 Belgium
 Luxembourg
 Czechoslovakia
 Australia
 Canada
 New Zealand
 South Africa
 Finland
Ethiopian Empire Ethiopia
 Brazil
 Mexico
 Colombia
Cuba
Philippines
Mongolia
Pre-1962 Flag of Nepal (with spacing, aspect ratio 4-3).svg Nepal
Defeat
6,900,000 to
7,400,000 dead[8]

Federal Republic of Germany (1990–present)[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result Bundeskanzler German losses
Bosnian War
(1995)
 NATO  Republika Srpska Victory
Helmut Kohl
None
Kosovo War
(1999)
 NATO

Kosovo Liberation Army UÇK

 FR Yugoslavia Victory
Gerhard Schröder
None
War in Afghanistan
(2001–present)
 Afghanistan
ISAF
Afghanistan Taliban
al-Qaeda
Ongoing
57 dead[9]
War on ISIL
(2015–)
 Iraq
 Iraqi Kurdistan
Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria Northern Syria
Seal of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.svg CJTF–OIR
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ISIL
al-Qaeda
Ongoing
Angela Merkel
See below[10]
Mali War
(2017–present)
 Mali
United Nations MINUSMA
al-Qaeda Ongoing
  • German deployment to defend peacekeepers
2 dead[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard, M. (1991). The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France 1870–1871. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-26671-8.
  2. ^ Hempestall & Mochida, p. 54
  3. ^ Bridgman, Jon M. (1966) Revolt of the Hereros University of California Press. p. 164 (KIA: 676, MIA:76, WIA: 907, died from disease: 689, civilians: 100)
  4. ^ Gellately, Robert; Ben Kiernan (2003). The Specter of Genocide: Mass Murder in Historical Perspective. Published by Cambridge University Press. p. 161. ISBN 0-521-52750-3.
  5. ^ Van der Vat, Dan. Gentlemen of War, The Amazing Story of Captain Karl von Müller and the SMS Emden. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1984, p. 19
  6. ^ See World War I casualties
  7. ^ Thomas, Hugh (2003) [1961, 1987, 2001]. The Spanish Civil War. London: Penguin. p. 634. ISBN 0-14-101161-0. OCLC 248799351.
  8. ^ See World War II casualties
  9. ^ "Operation Enduring Freedom". iCasualties.org. 28 May 2010. Archived from the original on 6 April 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-13.
  10. ^ No German soldiers have been killed by ISIS, however, many German civilians have been killed in terror attacks claimed by ISIS. For details, see Islamic terrorism in Europe (2014–present).
  11. ^ "German military helicopter crashes in Mali, two peacekeepers killed". 26 July 2017 – via www.reuters.com.