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Warfare Timeline

  • 200,000 BCE

    The invention of the bow/arrow

    The invention of the bow/arrow
    The first bow change how humans fought by giving them different range options.
  • 3000 BCE

    domestication of the horse

    the horse change how humans fought by giving them more mobility and option for harder strikes. also they gave them more ability to carry supplies.
  • Period: 499 BCE to 449 BCE

    greco persian wars

    the greco persian wars were a series of wars between achaemenid are the greek city states. the wars were mainly about achaemenid conquering these greek states.
  • Period: 431 BCE to 404 BCE

    the peloponnesian war

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

    The development of the Trebuchet

    the trebuchet gave armies the ability to launch large objects at the enemy's to devastate their forces.
  • Period: 264 BCE to 146 BCE

    punic wars

    the punic wars were a series of three wars fought between rome and carthaginians. the war was about the spreading of rome's borders in order to take over carthage.
  • 800

    invention of gunpowder

    the invention of gunpowder paved the way for more modern and explosive/powerful and more devastating weapons.
  • Period: 1095 to 1492

    The 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 for muslim rule.
  • 1180

    invention of the longbow

    allowed for even more and precise range for the soldiers.
  • 1326

    invention of the first handcannon

    the handcannon allowed for regular soldiers to have more fatal and devastating firepower with more mobility and lighter weight.
  • Period: 1337 to 1453

    one hundred years war

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

    invention of the flintlock musket

    the flintlock musket gave soldiers more power and accuracy as well as the mobility of the hand cannon.
  • Period: 1519 to 1521

    spanish conquest of the aztec empire

    in this war, the spanish completely overthrew the one of the most influential and powerful empires during the time it was a monumental event.
  • invention of the first submarine

    the first submarine paved 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 war and political machination between parliamentarians and royalist principally over the manner of england's governance.
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    napoleonic wars

    a series of wars fought when france was under the rule of napoleon. it began when france where napoleon waged war on the united kingdom.
  • invention of the revolver hand cannon

    gave soldiers a lightweight, smaller compact with the same power, and more speed.
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    The taiping rebellion

    The taiping rebellion was a massive civil war in china. it was one of the deadliest conflicts in world history, between the Taiping kingdom and the Manchu-led Qing dynasty.
  • invention of the ironclad warship

    gave way for more tanky and resilient warships. it was the frame work for the modern ship.
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    The american civil war

    The american civil war was a conflict between the confederate armies and the northern union forces. it was the bloodiest conflict in the us history. at the end the union won the war and slavery was no more.
  • invention of the first machine gun

    it gave individual soldiers more ability for a lot more devastating power and completely change how they fight. a lot faster shooting as well.
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    The boxer rebelion

    the boxer rebellion was a rebellion against the spreading of western ideas such as imperialism and christianity.
  • Period: to


    Considered the largest conflict at the time. WW1 was a bloody war against tens of 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.
  • invention of the first fighter aircraft

    gave way for air warcraft. completely change the tides of war.
  • invention of the first tank

    gave soldiers more protection and more firepower for vehicles.
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    Russian civil war

    a civil war was fought between several groups in russia. the main fighting was between the red army and the white army. the workers and farmers supporting the communists organized themselves into the red army.
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    The largest war in the history of the human race. world war 2 was a massive conflict between the Axis powers, consisting of germany, austro hungary, and japan. then the allied forces, consisting of really everyone else t. the main player in the war was nazi Germany.
  • the use of the first atomic bomb.

    ushered in a new era of fear due to the complete devastation of the atomic bomb.
  • invention of the ak-47

    gave a way for country to make a cheat, reliable, powerful, weapon.
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    The cold war

    a period of geopolitical tension between the soviet union with its satellite states, and the united states with its allies after world war ll. there were no freal battles fought but more of a rivalry between countries.
  • first testing of the hydrogen bomb

    it was another progression of weapons of mass destruction. hydrogen bombs were much more powerful then the atomic bomb.
  • Period: to

    rwandan genocide

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

    The second congo war

    the war was started by the trade in conflict material. there are also lots of other small things that drove people against each.
  • development of the moab

    shows that humans can further the mass destruction of our weapons. and it is the biggest most powerful non nuclear weapon of mass destruction.