America’s Sixty-Nine Wars

The most powerful and warlike nation on planet earth is the United States of America, a federal republic comprising fifty semi-autonomous states and a federal district – Washington DC. The USA is bordered in the north by Canada and in the south by Mexico. The state of Alaska is the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii is anarchipelago in the mid-Pacific.

According to Yahoo, the USA is also the world’s most warlike nation-state, having since it’s own War of Independence, been involved in no fewer than sixty-nine wars (excluding its many battles against Native Americans).

18th Century
American Revolutionary War, 1775 – 1783
Boston campaign, 1775 – 1776
Canadian Theatre, 1775 – 1776
New York and New Jersey campaign, 1776 – 1777
Saratoga Campaign, 1777
Philadelphia Campaign, 1777 – 1778
Western Theatre, 1775 – 1782
Northern Theater, 1778 – 1781
Southern Theatre, 1775 – 1782
Northwest Indian War, 1785 – 1795
Quasi-War, France, 1798 – 1800

19th Century
First Barbary War, 1801 – 1805
War of 1812, 1812 – 1815
Tecumseh’s Rebellion, 1811 – 1813
Lake Champlain Campaign, 1812 – 1814
Niagara Campaign, 1812 – 1814
Detroit Campaign, 1812 – 1814
Chesapeake Campaign, 1813 – 1814
Creek War, 1813 – 1814
Peoria War, 1813
Southern Campaign,
Second Barbary War, 1815
First Seminole War, 1817 – 1818
Winnebago War, 1827
Black Hawk War, 1832
Second Seminole War, 1835 – 1842
Mexican-American War, 1846 – 1848
Cayuse War, 1847 – 1855
Third Seminole War, 1855 – 1858
American Civil War, 1861 – 1865
Union blockade, 1861 – 1865
Eastern Theater, 1861 – 1865
Western Theater, 1861 – 1865
Lower Seaboard Theater, 1861 – 1865
Trans-Mississippi Theater, 1861 – 1865
Dakota Conflict, 1862
Pacific Coast Theater, 1863
Colorado War, 1863 – 1865
Red Cloud’s War, 1866 – 1868
Korean Expedition, 1871
Modoc War, 1872 – 1873
Red River War, 1874 – 1875
Black Hills War, 1876 – 1877
Nez Perce War, 1877
Bannock War, 1878
Cheyenne War, 1878 – 1879
Sheepeater Indian War, 1879
Ute War, 1879-1880
Pine Ridge Campaign, 1890-1891
Battle of Leech Lake, 1898
Spanish-American War, 1898
Philippine-American War, 1899 – 1913

20th Century
Boxer Rebellion, 1899 – 1901
Banana Wars:
United States occupation of Nicaragua, 1907-1933
United States occupation of Honduras, 1907-1933
United States overthrow of Guatemalan Government, 1907-1933
Intervention during Panamanian Election, 1908
United States occupation of Cuba, 1912
United States occupation of Veracruz, 1914
United States occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934
United States occupation of the Dominican Republic, 1917-1924
Mexican Expedition, 1916 – 1917
Battle of Ambros Nogales, 1918
World War I, 1917 – 1918 (time span of U.S. involvement)
European Theatre, 1917 – 1918
First Battle of the Atlantic, 1917 – 1918
Russian Revolution, 1918-1920 (time span of U.S. involvement)
Polar Bear Expedition, 1918 – 1919
American Expeditionary Force Siberia, Soviet Union, 1918 – 1920
World War II, 1941 – 1945 (time span of U.S. involvement)
Second Battle of the Atlantic, 1941 – 1945
Pacific War, 1941 – 1945
African Theatre, 1942 – 1943
European Theatre, 1944 – 1945
Korean War, 1950 – 1953
Operation Blue Bat, Lebanon, 1958
Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cuba, 1961
Operation Powerpack, Dominican Republic, 1965 – 1966
Vietnam War, 1962 – 1973 (time span of United States involvement)
Laotian Civil War, 1962 – 1973
Cambodian Civil War, 1969 – 1970
Contra War, El Salvador, 1981-1990
Invasion of Grenada, Grenada, 1983-1984
Iran–Iraq War, 1987 – 1989
United States invasion of Panama 1989 – 1990
Persian Gulf War, Iraq, 1991
Operation Desert Shield, 1991
Operation Desert Storm, 1991
Somali Civil War, 1992 – 1994
Operation Provide Relief, 1992
Operation Restore Hope, 1992 – 1994
Yugoslav wars, 1994 – 1999
Bosnian Conflict, 1994 – 1995
Kosovo Conflict, 1997 – 1999

21st Century
War on Terrorism, 2001 – present
Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan 2001 – present
Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines 2002 – present
Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa 2002 – present
Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003 – present
War in North-West Pakistan, 2004 – present
War in Somalia, 2006 – 2009
Operation Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara 2007 – present.

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