List of wars involving Serbia

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The following is a list of wars involving Serbia in the late modern period and contemporary history.

The list gives the name, the date, combatants, and the result of these conflicts following this legend:

  Serbian victory
  Serbian defeat
  Another result (e.g. a treaty or peace without a clear result, status quo ante bellum, result of civil or internal conflict, result unknown or indecisive)
  Ongoing conflict

List[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
First Serbian Uprising
(1804–1813)
Part of the Serbian Revolution
Flag of Revolutionary Serbia.svg Serbia
Supported by:
 Russia (1807–12)
 Ottoman Empire (from 1805)
Dahijas (1804)
Defeat
Hadži-Prodan's Revolt
(1814)
Part of the Serbian Revolution
Flag of Revolutionary Serbia.svg Serbian rebels  Ottoman Empire Defeat
  • Uprising suppressed
Second Serbian Uprising
(1815–1817)
Part of the Serbian Revolution
Serbia Serbian rebels  Ottoman Empire Victory
Serb uprising
(1848–1849)
Part of the Revolutions of 1848 in the Austrian Empire
Flag of Serbian Vojvodina.svg Serbian Vojvodina
Civil flag of Serbia.svg Serbian volunteers
 Austria
 Russia
Flag of Hungarian Revolution of 1848.png Hungary
 Hungarian State (1849)
Victory
Herzegovina uprising
(1875–1877)
Serb rebels
Supported by:
Serbia Serbia
 Montenegro
 Ottoman Empire
First Serbian–Ottoman War
(1876–1877)
Part of the Great Eastern Crisis
Serbia Serbia  Ottoman Empire Defeat
  • Russian-mediated truce
Second Serbian–Ottoman War
(1877–1878)
Part of the Great Eastern Crisis and the Russo-Turkish War (1877–78)
Serbia Serbia
 Russia
 Ottoman Empire Victory
Timok Rebellion
(1883)
Kingdom of Serbia Royal forces of King Milan Radical-led rebels Royalist victory
  • Rebellion suppressed
Serbo-Bulgarian War
(1885)
 Serbia  Bulgaria Defeat
First Balkan War
(1912–1913)
Part of the Balkan Wars
Balkan League
 Serbia
 Montenegro
 Bulgaria
 Greece
 Ottoman Empire Victory
Second Balkan War
(1913)
Part of the Balkan Wars
 Serbia
 Montenegro
 Greece
 Romania
 Ottoman Empire
 Bulgaria Victory
Ohrid-Debar Uprising
(1913)
 Serbia IMRO
Kachaks
Supported by:
Albania
Victory
  • Suppression of uprising
Serbian Campaign
(1914–1918)
Part of the World War I
Allies
 Serbia
 Montenegro
 Russia (until 1917)
 United Kingdom (from 1915)
France (from 1915)
 Italy (from 1916)
 Greece (from 1917)
 Romania (1916)
Central Powers
 Austria-Hungary
 Bulgaria (from 1915)
 Germany (from 1915)
Victory
Revolutions and interventions in Hungary
(1918–1920)
Part of the aftermath of World War I and the Revolutions of 1917–23
 Czechoslovakia
 Romania
 Yugoslavia
Prekmurje
Hungary
France
Hungarian Republic
Hungarian Soviet Republic
Slovak Soviet Republic
Victory
Austro-Slovene conflict in Carinthia
(1918–1919)
Part of the aftermath of World War I
 Yugoslavia Austria German-Austria Ceasefire
Christmas Uprising
(1919)
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Montenegrin Whites
 Yugoslavia
Kingdom of Montenegro Montenegrin Greens
 Italy
Victory
  • Uprising suppressed
Invasion of Yugoslavia
(1941)
Part of the World War II
 Yugoslavia Axis
 Germany
 Italy
 Hungary
Defeat
World War II in Yugoslavia
(1941–1945)
Part of the World War II
Allies
Partisans
 Soviet Union (from 1944)
Aerial and logistics support:
 United Kingdom (1943–45)
 United States (limited)
Former Axis powers:
 Bulgaria (1944–45)
Other factions:
LANÇ (1944–45)
Supported by:
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Yugoslav government-in-exile (1944–45)
Chetniks
Supported by:
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Yugoslav government-in-exile (1941–44)
Western Allies:
 United Kingdom (1941–43)
 United States (1941–43)
Axis
 Germany

 Italy (1941–43)

 Hungary
 Bulgaria (1941–44)
 Croatia
Chetniks (against Partisans)
Victory (to the Partisans)
War in Croatia
(1991–1995)
Part of the Yugoslav Wars
Republic of Serbian Krajina Serbian Krajina
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia SFR Yugoslavia (1991–92)
 Republika Srpska (1992–95)
 Croatia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (1994–95)
Supported by:
 NATO  Argentina
Defeat
War in Bosnia
(1992–1995)
Part of the Yugoslav Wars
 Republika Srpska
Republic of Serbian Krajina Serbian Krajina
Western Bosnia (1993–95)
Supported by:
 FR Yugoslavia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Croatian Herzeg-Bosnia
 Croatia
 NATO (1995)
Military stalemate
  • Internal partition of Bosnia and Herzegovina according to the Dayton Accords
  • Over 101,000 dead
  • Deployment of NATO-led forces to oversee the peace agreement
Kosovo War
(1998–1999)
Part of the Yugoslav Wars
 FR Yugoslavia UCK KLA.png UÇK
 NATO (1999)

Supported by:
 Albania

Military stalemate[1]
Insurgency in the Preševo Valley
(1999–2001)
Part of the Yugoslav Wars
 FR Yugoslavia UCPMB logo.svg UÇPMB Victory[2]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ References:
    • Stigler, Andrew L. "A clear victory for air power: NATO's empty threat to invade Kosovo." International Security 27.3 (2003): 124-157.
    • Biddle, Stephen. "The new way of war? Debating the Kosovo model." (2002): 138-144.
    • Dixon, Paul. "Victory by spin? Britain, the US and the propaganda war over Kosovo." Civil Wars 6.4 (2003): 83-106.
    • Harvey, Frank P. "Getting NATO's success in Kosovo right: The theory and logic of counter-coercion." Conflict Management and Peace Science 23.2 (2006): 139-158.
  2. ^ David Holley (25 May 2001). "Yugoslavia Occupies Last of Kosovo Buffer". LA Times. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)