• 3000 BCE


    Humans acquire their most important single ally from the animal kingdom when they domesticate the horse, in about 3000 BC. Wild horses of various kinds have spread throughout most of the world by the time human history begins.
  • 3000 BCE


    They were rendered increasingly obsolete by the development of the more powerful and accurate firearms.
  • Period: 499 BCE to 449 BCE

    Greco Persian Wars

    The Persian Wars ended with the Peace of Callias of 449, but by this time, and as a result of actions taken in Persian War battles, Athens had developed her own empire. Conflict mounted between the Athenians and the allies of Sparta.
  • Period: 431 BCE to 404 BCE

    The Peloponnesian War

    An ancient greek war fought by the Delian League led by Athens against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta.
  • 300 BCE


    The Trebuchet was an invaluable Medieval siege attack weapon, similar to a catapult, which was used for hurling heavy stones to smash castle or city walls. Medieval engineers worked hard on the design of the Trebuchet to ensure that this war engine and the aim of the catapult could have the greatest effect.
  • Period: 246 BCE to 146 BCE

    Punic Wars

    The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 BC to 146 BC. At the time, they were some of the largest wars that had ever taken place.
  • 904


    Gunpowder was invented in 9th-century China and spread throughout most parts of Eurasia by the end of the 13th century. Originally developed by the Taoists for medicinal purposes.
  • Period: 1095 to 1492


    The crusades were a series of religious wars sanctioned by the Latin Church in the medieval period.
  • 1180


    A longbow is a type of bow that is tall roughly equal to the height of the user allowing the archer a fairly long draw. A longbow is not significantly recurved.
  • 1242

    Hand Cannon

    The earliest reliable evidence of hand cannons in Europe appeared in 1326 and evidence of their production can be dated as early as 1327.Improvements in hand cannon and gunpowder technology – corned powder, shot ammunition, and development of the flash pan – led to the development of the arquebus in the 15th century.
  • Period: 1337 to 1453

    One Hundred Years War

    A series of conflicts waged by the House of Plantagenet, rulers of the Kingdom of England, against the French House of Valois, over the right to rule the Kingdom of France. Each side drew many allies into the war.
  • 1515


    The first successful submarine was built by Cornelius Drebbel and tested in the Thames River, where it completed a three-hour journey.
  • Period: 1519 to 1521

    Spanish Conquest

    One of the primary events in the Spanish colonization of the Americans.
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    Thirty Years War

    The Thirty Years' War was a war fought primarily in Central Europe between 1618 and 1648. One of the most destructive conflicts in human history, it resulted in eight million fatalities not only from military engagements but also from violence, famine, and plague.
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    English Civil War

    A series of wars and political machinations between Parliamentarians and Royalist over the manner of England´s governance.
  • Flintlock musket

    A musket was a muzzle-loading smoothbore long gun that was loaded with a round lead ball, but it could also be loaded with shot for hunting.
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    Napoleonic Wars

    The Napoleonic Wars were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions, financed and usually led by the United Kingdom.
  • Revolver Handgun

    Received a U.S. patent for a revolver mechanism that enabled a gun to be fired multiple times without reloading.
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    The Taiping Rebellion

    It was a massive rebellion or civil war that was waged in China from 1850 to 1864 between the established Manchu-led Qing dynasty and the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom.
  • Ironclad

    The ironclad was developed as a result of the vulnerability of wooden warships to explosive or incendiary shells.
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    The American Civil War

    The American Civil War was a civil war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865, between the North and the South. The Civil War began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people.
  • Machine gun

    The first Gatling guns were used in the American Civil War. These guns were rapid-firing, but they depended on the arm of the operator to crank out the bullets.
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    Boxer Rebellion

    Was an anti-imperialist, anti-foreign, and anti-Christian uprising that took place in China between 1899 and 1901, toward the end of the Qing dynasty
  • Fighter aircraft

    Powered aircraft were first used in war in 1911, by the Italians against the Turks near Tripoli, but it was not until the Great War of 1914–18 that their use became widespread.
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    World War I

    It was directly triggered by the assassination of the Austrian archduke, Franz Ferdinand and his wife, on 28th June 1914 by Bosnian revolutionary, Gavrilo Princip. This event was, however, simply the trigger that set off declarations of war
  • Tank

    When all terrain fighting vehicles were first deployed as a response to the problems in the trench.
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    Russian Civil War

    The Russian Civil War was a multi-party civil war in the former Russian Empire immediately after the two Russian Revolutions of 1917, as many factions vied to determine Russia's political future.
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    World War II

    It was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
  • AK 47

    The AK-47 was designed to be a simple, reliable fully automatic rifle that could be manufactured quickly and cheaply, using mass production methods that were state of the art in the Soviet Union during the late 1940s.
  • Atomic Bomb

    The atomic bomb is very powerful weapons. Atomic bombs have only been used twice in war.
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    Cold War

    The Cold War was a period of geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union with its satellite states, and the United States with its allies after World War II.
  • Hydrogen Bomb

    The first test took place on November 1, 1952 on the small Pacific island of Elugelab at Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
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    Rwandan Genocide

    The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a mass slaughter of Tutsi, Twa, and moderate Hutu in Rwanda, which took place between 7 April and 15 July 1994 during the Rwandan Civil War.
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    Second Congo War

    The Second Congo War began in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in August 1998, little more than a year after the First Congo War, and involved some of the same issues.
  • MOAB

    The MOAB accomplishes its destructive purpose in a different manner. It explodes above the surface, creating an expanding sphere of debris behind a concussive wave.