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Warfare Timeline

  • 20,000 BCE

    The invention of the Bow/ Arrow

    It changed it in the way that they had the ability of ranged combat.
  • 3000 BCE

    Horses Domestication

    It gave them more mobility with their armies. It as well helped them in combat strategies for when to send different people.
  • Period: 431 BCE to 404 BCE

    The Peloponnesian War

    It was a war fought between the two most powerful influential and powerful empires of the time. The war was fought to gain power and prosperity for each of their own empires and to become the most powerful.
  • 300 BCE

    The Development of the Trebuchet

    Gave army's the ability to launch large objects at the enemies to devastate their forces from long distances.
  • Period: 264 BCE to 146 BCE

    Punic Wars

    The punic wars were a series of three war fought between Rome and Carthage. The war was about the spreading of rome's borders in order to take over carthage.
  • 11

    The Long Bow

    Allowed for more distance and precise shots at a far ways away.
  • Period: 499 to 449

    Greco Persian Wars

    The Greco Persian wars were a series of war between achaemenid are the greek city states. The wars were mainly about achaemenid conquering these greek states.
  • 800

    Invention of Gunpower

    The invention of gunpowder paved the way for more explosive weapons. It also caused the weapons to be more lethal.
  • Period: 1095 to 1492

    The Crusades

    A series of religious wars sanctioned by the Latin Church in the medieval period. The best-known crusades are the campaigns in the eastern Mediterranean aimed at recovering the Holy Land from Muslim rule.
  • 1326

    The first Hand Cannon

    Allowed for regular soldiers to have fatal and powerful firepower at a light weight and higher mobility. It allowed for them to make it easier to cause more devastating effects at closer ranges.
  • Period: 1337 to 1453

    One Hundred Years War

    The Hundred years war was a series of wars and conflicts between the british and french forces. The conflict was mainly over the right to won the territory of france.
  • 1500

    The Flintlock Musket.

    Gave soldiers more power and accuracy as well as the mobility of the handcannon.
  • Period: 1519 to 1521

    The Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire

    In this war the spanish completely overthrow one of the most influential and powerful empires during the time is was a monumental event.
  • Invention of first Submarine

    Allowed for underwater combat and gave the way for modernized aquatic combat.
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    Thirty Years War

    It was initially started in central Europe between protestant and Catholic states in the fragment Holy Roman Empire. Which then arose to more of a conflict of major European powers.
  • Period: to

    English Civil War

    The English civil war was a series of civil wars and political machination between parliamentarians and royalist principally over the manner of England's governance.
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    Napoleonic Wars

    A series of war fought when France was under the rule of Napoleon. It began when France or Napoleon waged war on the United Kingdom.
  • The Revolver Handgun

    Gave soldiers a lightweight smaller combat gun with more than one shot for faster shooting with close combat during war.
  • Period: to

    The Taiping Rebellion

    A massive civil war waged in south China between the Taiping Kingdom and the Manchu-led Qing dynasty. It was one of the most bloodiest battles in history with over 20 million deaths in the war.
  • The Ironclad Warship.

    Gave way for more tank and resilient warships. It was the framework for modern war cruisers.
  • Period: to

    The American Civil War

    The american civil war was a conflict between the confederacy armies and the northern union forces. It was the bloodiest conflict in the us history to date, it was fought over slavery and the union won.
  • The First Machine Gun

    Gave individuals more destructive power. As well as a much faster shooting method of shooting to destroy the enemies.
  • Period: to

    The Boxer Rebellion

    The boxer rebellion was the rebellion against the spreading of western ideas such as impoerialism and Christianinity.
  • Period: to

    World War 1

    Considered the largest conflict at the time WW1 was a bloody war against ten countries in Europe and a few other places in the world. The war ended in a crushing loss for the german and austro-hungarian armies.
  • The Fighter Aircraft

    Gave to war in the air. It as well gave a way for a way to attack troops from the sky.
  • The First Tank

    Gave protection to soldiers within the tank. As well as more firepower to charge strait forward on to the armies.
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    Russian Civil War

    A civil war was fought between several groups in russia, the main fighting between the red army and the white army. The workers and farmers supporting the communist organized themselves into the red army.
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    The largest war in the history of the human race ww2 was a massive conflict between the Axis powers and the Allied forces. The war was fought mainly between Germany and several other countries against the US and their allies.
  • The use of the first Atomic Bomb

    Ushered in a new era of atomic warfare causing fear into the other countries who previously did not have.
  • Development of the Ak-47

    Gave a way for soldiers to have own speed firing small guns that were reliable and powerful. As well as very cheap to make.
  • Period: to

    The 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. There were no real battles fought but more of a rivalry between countries.
  • The first Hydrogen bomb was tested

    It was another progression of weapons of mass destruction. Hydrogen bombs were much more powerful than atomic bombs.
  • Period: to

    Rwandan Genocide

    The rwandan genocide was a mass slaughter of many other races in rwanda.
  • Period: to

    Second Congo War

    The war was started by the trade and the conflict material. There were as well very small conflicts between the people of the country that drove them between each other.
  • Invention of the first MOAB

    The moab is the largest yield non-nuclear weapon in history. It has paved the way for non-nuclear weapons of mass destruction.