a memorial for all wars: the Polynational War Memorial


Wars since 1900

A list of all wars in the 20th and 21st centuries, based on data by COW, Prio and UCDP. See the source page or the FAQ for more information. How many died because of warfare in the 20th and 21st century? See the new stats page for the answer.

NEW! Preview of an experimental version of a timeline of all wars since 1900.

This section is being updated! Check the update log (June 2017)

Breakup of the Soviet Union

Name of War   Years   Fatalities Type Mem. Note
Russia vs Chechnyan Secessionists, the Caucasus Emirate, IS 1993 - 2016 23,577 1 [7] U
Nagorno-Karabakh War 1990 - 2015 5,570 1 [1]
Tajikistan Govt vs Opposition 1992 - 2011 9,145 1
Georgia civil war and South Ossetia and Abkhazia conflict 1991 - 2008 3,387 1
Yugoslavia vs NATO Forces and UCK Guerilla 1998 - 1999 3,631 1 [6]
Bosnian Govt vs Serbian and Croatian Insurgents 1992 - 1995 26,328 1 [7]
Croatian Govt, irregulars vs Serbian Govt, irregulars, Rep. Krajina 1992 - 1995 4,512 1 [3]
Romanian Revolution 1989 - 1989 909 1


Note about search on a specific nation: results produced by this feature are incomplete and inconsistent and should be seen as a means to narrow down the list rather than anything else. Work is being done to correct mistakes and standardize the parameters. At the bottom of the list of countries are some nations that do not exist in a similar form today.

Note about search on a specific year: "ongoing armed conflict" does not imply that all of the conflicts presented for a specific year should be classified as war.

Note about search on a specific time period: finds all wars that started after a specific year (1st search parameter) and ended before a specific year (2nd param).

Note about categories: this new feature is currently being tested and the content of these categories may be incomplete or inconsistent. More categories will be added in the future.