List of wars involving New Zealand

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This is a list of wars involving New Zealand. New Zealand has participated in many armed conflicts, usually alongside its powerful ally the United Kingdom.

List[edit]

Conflict New Zealand
and allies
Opponents Results
Musket Wars
(1807–1842)
Māori Māori Indecisive
  • High casualties
  • Territory to be won and lost between various tribes
New Zealand Wars
(1845–1872)
United Kingdom British Empire

Māori Kupapa

Māori Iwis British victory
Second Boer War
(1899–1902)
 British Empire  Orange Free State

 South African Republic

British victory
  • British sovereignty over the Orange Free State and the Transvaal in accordance with the Treaty of Vereeniging
Boxer Rebellion
(1900–1901)
 United Kingdom

 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
World War I
(1914–1918)
 France
 British Empire

 Russian Empire
 Italy
 United States
 Serbia
 Japan
 Belgium
 Greece
 Romania
 Portugal
 Brazil

 Germany

 Austria-Hungary
 Ottoman Empire
 Bulgaria
Finland
Lithuania
Ukrainian State
Courland and Semigallia
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Northern Caucasus
Jabal Shammar
Darfur
Dervish state


South African Republic South African Republic
Allied victory
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
World War II
(1939–1945)
 Soviet Union
 United States
 United Kingdom

 Republic of China
 France
 Poland
 Yugoslavia
 Greece
 Denmark
 Norway
 Netherlands
 Belgium
 Luxembourg
 Czechoslovakia
 Brazil
 Mexico
Ethiopian Empire Ethiopia
North Vietnam Viet Minh

 Germany

 Japan

 Italy

 Hungary
 Romania
 Bulgaria
India Azad Hind
 Thailand
Kingdom of Iraq Iraq
 San Marino


 Vichy France


 Finland

Allied victory
Malayan Emergency
(1948–1960)
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia Australia
New Zealand New Zealand

MCP British Commonwealth victory
  • Chin Peng exiled from Malaya
Korean War
(1950–1953)
 South Korea
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Canada
 Turkey
 Australia
Ethiopian Empire Ethiopia
 Philippines
 New Zealand
 Thailand
Hellenic Kingdom Flag 1935.svg Greece
 France
 Colombia
 Belgium
 South Africa
 Netherlands
 Luxembourg
 North Korea
 China
Ceasefire
Vietnam War
(1964–1973)
Flag of South Vietnam.svg South Vietnam
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
 South Korea
 Thailand
 Australia
 New Zealand
Flag of Laos (1952-1975).svg Kingdom of Laos
Cambodia Khmer Republic
Vietnam North Vietnam
Viet Cong Viet Cong
Flag of Democratic Kampuchea.svg Khmer Rouge
Flag of the People's Republic of Kampuchea.svg Khmer Issarak
Laos Pathet Lao
 North Korea
North Vietnamese victory
Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation
(1962–1966)
 Malaysia

 Malaya
 North Borneo
 Sarawak
 Singapore
 United Kingdom
 Australia
 New Zealand

 Indonesia Commonwealth victory
Gulf War
(1990–1991)
 Kuwait
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
 United Kingdom
 Saudi Arabia
 France
 Canada
 Egypt
 Syria
 Qatar
 New Zealand
Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg Iraq Coalition victory
2006 East Timorese crisis
(2006)
 Australia
 New Zealand
 Malaysia
 Portugal
 East Timor
FTDL elements Indecisive
  • Violence ends
War in Afghanistan
(2001–present)
ISAF

 Afghanistan

Afghanistan Taliban
Al-Qaeda

IMU
HI-Gulbuddin
HI-Khalis
Haqqani network
Lashkar-e-Taiba
JeM[1]
ETIM
Afghanistan TTP
IEW
Afghanistan TNSM
IJU[2]

Ongoing
Operation Ocean Shield
(2009–present)
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Denmark
 Netherlands
 Spain
 Greece
 Germany
 Belgium
 Canada
 Italy
 Portugal
 Turkey
 Norway
 Australia
 India
 Japan
 New Zealand
 Saudi Arabia
 Ukraine
 Somalia
 South Korea
Somalia Somali Pirates Ongoing
  • NATO operations being conducted.
War on ISIL
(2014–present)
 United States
 Iraq
 United Kingdom
 Canada
 Jordan
 Morocco
 Australia
 Belgium
 Denmark
 France
 Germany
 Italy
 Netherlands
 New Zealand
 Norway
 Portugal
 Spain
 Bahrain
 Saudi Arabia
 United Arab Emirates
 Egypt
Syria Syrian Opposition
 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Logo of Boko Haram.svg Boko Haram

al-Nusra Front
Khorasan


Ahrar ash-Sham

Ongoing
  • Coalition airstrikes on ISIL and al-Qaeda affiliates positions in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Nigeria
  • Multinational humanitarian effort conducted by various nations.
  • ISIL loses 30% of its territory in Iraq
  • Over 350 Christians are in ISIL captivity.
  • Hundreds of thousands of civilians in Iraq and Syria flee from their homes to escape advancing ISIL forces.
  • Thousands of Syrian and Iraqi civilians killed by ISIL forces.
  • Boko Haram joins ISIL, establishing a presence in Nigeria and surrounding African countries.
  • Arming and support for Iraq and the Syrian Opposition along with various militias opposed to ISIL.
  • ISIL controls over 50% of Syria by May 2015.
  • ISIL presence in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and the Philippines.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aunohita Mojumdar, Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor. "Outpost attack in Afghanistan shows major boost in militant strength". Csmonitor.com. Retrieved October 2, 2008. 
  2. ^ See Operation Oqab