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.

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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
American filibusters Victory
  • Rebels defeated and captured
Fredonian Rebellion
(1826-1827)
Bandera Histórica de la República Mexicana (1824-1918).svg Mexico Texan-American rebels Victory
  • Texan rebels defeated
  • Mexican government curtailed American immigration to Texas
Spanish reconquer attempt
(1821–1829)
 Mexico  Spain Victory
Comanche–Mexico Wars
(1821–1870)
Part of the Mexican Indian Wars
 Mexico Comanche
Kiowa
Comanche withdraw
Apache-Mexico Wars
(1821–1915)
Part of the Mexican Indian Wars
 Spain(1600s–1821)
 Mexico (after 1821)
Apache Victory
Yaqui Wars
(1821–1929)
Part of the Mexican Indian Wars
 Spain(1533–1821)
 Mexico (after 1821)
Yaqui Victory
Era of Mexican Coups
(1820s–1846)
Bandera Histórica de la República Mexicana (1824-1918).svg Mexican Republic Republic of Texas
Republic of the Rio Grande
Republic of Yucatán
Republic of Zacatecas
Republic of Jalisco
Separatists in Tabasco
Victory
(Except 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
Reform War
(1857–1861)
 Mexico
Mexico Mexican Liberals
 United States
Mexico Conservatives Liberal Victory
Cortina Troubles
(1859–1861)
Cortinista militias
United StatesUnion (1861)
United States United States(prior to 1861)
Confederate States of America Confederate States
Defeat of Cortinista militia
Second Franco–Mexican War
(1861–1867)
 Mexican republicans
 United States
 Peru
France French Empire
Mexico Mexican Empire
 Austrian Empire
 Belgium
Egypt Eyalet
Polish Revolutionaries
Victory
Garza Revolution
(1891–1893)
 Mexico
 United States
Garzistas Victory
  • Garza Revolution defeated
Mexican Revolution
(1910–1920)
Mexico Counter-Revolutionaries

 United States (Until 1918)

Mexico Revolutionaries

 German Empire (Until 1918)
 United States (After 1918)

Constitutional Army Victory
Border War
(1910–1919)
Mexico Mexican Carrancistas
 Germany
 United States Carransista Victory
(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 objectives of their campaign
  • Battles between Mexican and American forces ceased in 1919 after the joint American/Carranzista victory in the Battle of Ciudad Juárez over the Villistas
  • Pancho Villa obtains pardon from the Mexican government.
Plan of San Diego raids
(1915)
MexicoMexican instigators
  • Liberating Army of Races and Peoples
 United States Victory
  • American recognition of Carranza as legitimate leader of Mexico
  • Carrancistas halt raider support
  • Carrancistas start a rebel raiders crackdown
  • Increase of tension between Tejanos and Whites in American soil
Cristero War
(1926–1929)
Mexico Mexican Government Cristeros
National League for the Defense of Religious Liberty
Knights of Columbus
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
  • Mexican retaliation halted by newly elected president Adolfo López Mateos.
  • Diplomatic relations between the two nations are frozen for several months.
  • South American meditation helps to prevent escalation
Dirty War
(1968–1982)
Mexico Mexican Government
 United States
September 23 Communist League
Party of the Poor
Mexican Communist Party
Government Victory
Zapatista Uprising
(1994)
 Mexico EZLN Ceasefire
Mexican War on Drugs
(2006–present)
 Mexico

 United States
 Colombia

Mexican Drug Cartels
Ongoing

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