Warfare Timeline

By Mads;)
  • 3500 BCE

    When humans first used the bow/arrow?

    The bow/arrow was the first projectile weapon.
  • 3000 BCE

    When did horse were first domesticated?

    First thing to help go places faster.
  • Period: 1300 BCE to

    Trojan Wars

    Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta. The war is one of the most important events in Greek mythology and has been narrated through many works of Greek literature, most notably Homer's Iliad
  • Period: 431 BCE to 404 BCE

    The Peloponnesian War

    The Peloponnesian War was an ancient Greek war fought by the Delian League led by Athens against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta. Historians have traditionally divided the war into three phases.
  • 300 BCE

    The development of the trebuchet

    Pretty much this first catapult.
  • Period: 264 BCE to 146 BCE

    Punic Wars

    a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage
  • 900

    The invention of gunpowder

    Helps with guns.
  • 900

    The development of the first handcannon

    They were the first firearms used during combat in recorded history.
  • Period: 1095 to 1492

    Crusades

    The crusades were 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. The term crusade is now also applied to other church-sanctioned and even non-religious campaigns.
  • 1180

    The invention of the longbow

    Incredibly strong piece of wood roughly 6 feet tall and 5/8 inch wide
  • Period: 1337 to 1453

    One Hundred Years War

    The Hundred Years' War was a series of conflicts waged from 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.
  • 1500

    The development of the matchlock gun

    Igniting gunpowder
  • Period: 1519 to 1521

    Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire

    Cortés helped old enemies of the Aztecs defeat them in one of the most important events in the Spanish colonization of the Americas
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    Thirty Years War

    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

    The English Civil War was a series of civil wars and political machinations between Parliamentarians and Royalists principally over the manner of England's governance
  • The development of the first submarine

    a modified rowboat
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    Napoleonic Wars

    he 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
  • The development of the revolver handgun

    Revolving gun
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    The Taiping Rebellion

    The Taiping Rebellion, which is also known as the Taiping Civil War or the Taiping Revolution, was a massive rebellion or civil war that was waged in China
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    The American Civil War

    The American Civil War was a civil war fought in the United States, 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.
  • The invention of the first iron-clad warship

    warship for operation on the rivers
  • The invention of the first machine gun

    first Gatling guns were used in the American Civil War.
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    Boxer Rebellion

    The Boxer Rebellion, Boxer Uprising, or Yihetuan Movement was an anti-imperialist, anti-foreign, and anti-Christian uprising that took place in China
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    World War I

    World War I, also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe
  • The development of the first tank.

    Used on the battlefields, many broke down
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    Russian Civil War

    The Russian Civil War was to tear Russia apart for three years. The civil war occurred because after November 1917, many groups had formed that opposed Lenin's Bolsheviks. These groups included monarchists, militarists, and, for a short time, foreign nations.
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    World War II

    World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis
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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
  • The use of the first atomic bomb

    United States dropped its first . The “Little Boy” exploded with about 13 kilotons of force, leveling five square miles of the city and killing 80,000 people instantly.
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    Cold War

    geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union with its satellite states, and the United States with its allies after World War II.
  • When the first hydrogen bomb was first tested

    The first series of thermonuclear tests conducted by the United States.
  • The development of the anti-satellite laser

    Anti-satellite weapons (ASAT) are space weapons designed to incapacitate or destroy satellites for strategic military purposes.
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    Second Congo War

    he Second Congo War began in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, little more than a year after the First Congo War, and involved some of the same issues. The war officially ended in July 2003, when the Transitional Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo took power
  • The development of the M.O.A.B. (Mother of all bombs)

    Is a large-yield bomb, developed for the United States military.