The Shortest Wars

I do a lot of historic reading…..wars mostly….and I like to post on some things that my readers may not be aware of in their readings.

We have studied the longest wars….such as the Hundred Years War, Vietnam War and our longest to date…Afghanistan……

But what, you may ask, are the shortest wars in history?

A good question……and now I can help with the answer…..

Since Biblical times and before, man has been constantly fighting. It seems that never a year goes by without one war or another starting or finishing. Some of these wars take many years and have very high death tolls, but there have also been some extraordinarily short wars. This is a list of the ten shortest wars since 1800. I have not included wars that ended in ceasefire, wars of revolution or independence, or wars that occurred during the First or Second World Wars.

Source: Top 10 Shortest Wars – Listverse

Now the next time you play “War Trivia” you have the answers that others do not…….you’re welcome…..


2 thoughts on “The Shortest Wars

  1. Some interesting examples on the link. I would have thought that the US invasion of Grenada might have been on the list. However, it lasted a surprisingly long time, in comparison. Maybe they don’t count it as a ‘war’ anyway?
    Best wishes, Pete.

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