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List of conflicts in Asia

This is a list of wars and conflicts in Asia, particularly East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Russia. For a list of conflicts in Southwest Asia, see List of conflicts in the Near East for historical conflicts and List of conflicts in the Middle East for contemporary conflicts.

Contents

West Asia

Egypt

Sinai insurgency

Iraq

Early Dynastic Period of Sumer

Lugal-Zage-Si's domains (red), c. 2350 BC

Akkadian Empire

Map of the Akkadian Empire (brown) and the directions in which military campaigns were conducted (yellow arrows)

Gutian period of Sumer

Fifth Dynasty of Uruk

Neo-Sumerian Empire

Map showing the Ur III state and its influence sphere

Dynasty of Isin

Paleo-Babylonian Empire

Kassite period of Babylonia

The extent of the Babylonian Empire during the Kassite dynasty

Fourth Babylonian Dynasty

Meso-Assyrian Empire

Neo-Assyrian Empire

Map of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and its expansions.

Neo-Babylonian Empire

Achaemenid Province of Athura

Macedonian Empire

Seleucid Empire

Parthian Empire

Roman Province of Mesopotamia

Sasanian Province of Asorestan

Julian's unsuccessful campaign in 363 resulted in the loss of the Roman territorial gains under the peace treaty of 299.
Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn al-Walid's conquest of Iraq in 633

Rashidun Caliphate

Expansion of Rashidun Caliphate

Umayyad Caliphate

The Caliphate at the beginning of the Abbasid revolt, before the Battle of the Zab.

Abbasid Caliphate

Mongol Empire

Expansion of the Mongol Empire

Ottoman Iraq

July 1915, British offence in Iraq during World War I

Occupied Enemy Territory Administration

Kingdom of Iraq

Ba'athist Iraq

Ground troop movements 24–28 February 1991 during Operation Desert Storm
Map of the invasion routes and major operations/battles of the Iraq War as of 2007.

Coalition Provisional Authority

Republic of Iraq

Syria

Chalcolithic period of Mesopotamia

Akkadian Empire

Sargon of Akkad's conquests.

Hittite Empire

The Assyrians, the Mitanni, the Egyptians, and the Hittite Empire in the 14th century BCE

Neo-Assyrian Empire

Seleucid Empire

Syrian Arab Republic

Iran

Early Dynastic Period of Sumer

Fourth Babylonian Dynasty

Achaemenid Empire

The Median Empire about 48 years before the Persian Revolt

Macedonian Empire

Seleucid Empire

Kingdoms of the Diadochi after the Battle of Ipsus, c. 301 BCE.
  Kingdom of Ptolemy I Soter
  Kingdom of Cassander
  Kingdom of Lysimachus
  Kingdom of Seleucus I Nicator
  Epirus
Other

Parthian Empire

Sasanian Empire

Rashidun Caliphate

The Rashidun Empire reached its greatest extent under Caliph Uthman, in 654.

Umayyad Caliphate

Abbasid Caliphate

Israel

Canaan

The Egyptian Empire at its maximum territorial extent in the 15th century BCE

Confederated Tribes of Israel

United Kingdom of Israel and Judah

Different interpretations of what the Bible says about the extent of King David's empire

Kingdom of Judah

Neo-Assyrian Empire

Babylonian Province of Yehud

Persian Province of Yehud Medinata

Seleucid Empire

Hasmonean Kingdom

Herodian Kingdom of Israel

Roman Tetrarchy of Judea

Roman Province of Judea

Roman Province of Syria Palaestina

Byzantine Province of Palaestina Prima

Rashidun Province of Jund Filastin

Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn al-Walid's invasion of Northern Syria
Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn Walid's invasion of Northern Syria.

Abbasid Province of Jund Filastin

Kingdom of Jerusalem

The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the other Crusader states in the context of the Near East in 1135
The 1260 Mongol offensives in the Levant. The early successful attacks on Aleppo and Damascus led to smaller attacks on secondary targets such as Baalbek, al-Subayba, and Ajlun as well as raids against other Palestine towns, perhaps including Jerusalem. Smaller raiding parties reached as far south as Gaza.

Ottoman Eyalet of Damascus

Ottoman Vilayet of Syria

State of Israel

Lebanon

Turkey

Hittite Empire

The Hittite Empire, c. 1400 BCE (shown in Blue).

Kingdom of Diaokhi

Lydian Empire

Achaemenid Empire

Macedonian Empire

The Siege of Miletus and the Battle of Issus are shown on this map of the Achaemenid Empire around the time of Darius the Great and Xerxes.

Seleucid Empire

Roman Republic

Expansion of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire

Kingdom of Pontus

Roman Empire

Byzantine Empire

Territorial development of the Roman Empire between the years CE 300 and 1453 (Animated map).

Seljuq Empire

Seljuk Empire in its zenith in 1092, upon the death of Malik Shah I

Sultanate of Rum

Expansion of the Sultanate of Rum in c. 1100–1240

Latin Empire

Ottoman Empire

Greatest extent (red) with vassal states (light red) of the Ottoman Empire in 1590s.

Saudi Arabia

Muhammad in Medina

Conquests of Muhammad and the Rashidun

Civil wars of the Early Caliphates

Map detailing arenas of Ridda campaigns.

Rashidun Caliphate

Umayyad Caliphate

Abbasid Caliphate

First Saudi state

Ibrahim Pasha's Campaign against the Saudis in Nejd
  • 1746 Battle of Riyadh
  • 1764 Battle of Al-Hayer
  • 1789 Battle of ghrimeel
  • 1793 Ibn Ufaisan's Invasion
  • 1793 – 1798 Invasion of Qatar
  • April 21 – 1802 or 1801 Invasion of Karbala
  • 1811 Battle of Khakeekera
  • Early 1811 – 1818 Ottoman–Saudi War

Second Saudi state

  • 1821 – 1824 Rebellion against Egypt Eyalet
  • 1865 – 1875 Royal Civil War
  • 1870 – 1871 Al-Hasa Expedition
  • 1883 Battle of Arwa
  • 24 January 1891 Battle of Mulayda

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mongol Empire

Armenia

Central Asia

Uzbekistan

Sogdia

Sogdia, c. 300 BC.

Greco-Bactrian Kingdom

Yuezhi Kingdom

The migrations of the Yuezhi through Central Asia, from around 176 BC to AD 30.

Indo-Greek Kingdom

Kushan Empire

Rouran Khaganate

Göktürk Khaganate

Khwarazmian dynasty

Mongol Empire

Timurid dynasty

Zunghar Khanate

Russian Empire

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Tajikistan

Dayuan

The Dayuan (in Ferghana) was one of the three advanced civilizations of Central Asia around 130 BCE, together with Parthia and Greco-Bactria, according to the Chinese historical work Book of Han.

Tajikistan

Turkmenistan

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

East Asia

Mainland China (People's Republic of China)

Longshan culture

Xia dynasty

Shang dynasty

Remnants of advanced, stratified societies dating back to the Shang found primarily in the Yellow River Valley

Zhou dynasty

Qin dynasty

Qin dynasty, c. 210 BC.

Han dynasty

The Han Empire in 87 BCE (core provinces in brown), with commanderies (red dots) and protectorates (green dots) shown

Wei dynasty

The territories of Cao Wei (in yellow), 262 CE.

Jìn dynasty

Liu Song dynasty

Sui dynasty

Tang dynasty

Emperor Taizong's campaign against the oasis states (640–648)
China under the Tang dynasty c. 700 AD

Song dynasty

Liao dynasty

Jin dynasty

Yuan dynasty

Yuan dynasty in 1294

Ming dynasty

Qing dynasty

The Qing Empire in 1890

Republic of China

People's Republic of China

Area controlled by the People's Republic of China shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.

Taiwan (Republic of China)

Japan

Korea

Mongolia

South Asia

India

Kingdom of Magadha

Maurya Empire

Indo-Scythian Kingdom

Gupta Empire

Empire of Harsha

Umayyad Caliphate

Abbasid Caliphate

Delhi Sultanate

Vijaynagara Empire

1336–1646 Vijayanagara Empire conflicts

Mughal Empire

Maratha Empire

Sikh Empire

Company rule in India

British Raj

Dominion of India

Republic of India

Pakistan

Afghanistan

Ghaznavids

Afghan Empires and the Great Game

Russian Empire

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Bangladesh

People's Republic of Bangladesh

Bhutan

Nepal

Sri Lanka

Southeast Asia

Cambodia

Kingdom of Funan

Chenla Kingdom

Khmer Empire

900 AD
Red: Khmer Empire
Light green: Haripunjaya
Yellow: Champa

French Indochina

Burma

Laos

Thailand

Vietnam

Indonesia

Malaysia

Singapore

Philippines

North Asia

Russia

Xiongnu

Rouran Khaganate

Turkic Khaganate

Turkic khaganates c. 600 CE

Uyghur Khaganate

Mongol Empire

Golden Horde

Grand Duchy of Moscow

Tsardom of Russia

Territory of Muscovy / Russia in       1500,       1600 and       1700.

Russian Empire

Map of the Russian Empire showing any and all territory and immediate influence it possessed regardless of time period.
  Territory[a]
  Spheres of influence

Russian Republic

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Russian Federation

  • Kuril Islands Dispute (ongoing)

Chronological list of wars

20th century

21st century

See also