List of wars involving Serbia

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The following is a list of wars involving Serbia in the late modern period and contemporary history.

The list gives the name, the date, combatants, and the result of these conflicts following this legend:

  Serbian victory
  Serbian defeat
  Another result (e.g. a treaty or peace without a clear result, status quo ante bellum, result of civil or internal conflict, result unknown or indecisive)
  Ongoing conflict

List[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results Head of State Serb losses
First Serbian Uprising
(1804–1813)
Flag of Revolutionary Serbia.svg Serbia  Ottoman Empire Defeat
  • Uprising suppressed
Karađorđe
?
Hadži-Prodan's Revolt
(1814)
Flag of Revolutionary Serbia.svg Serbian rebels  Ottoman Empire Defeat
  • Uprising suppressed
None
?
Second Serbian Uprising
(1815–1817)
 Serbia  Ottoman Empire Victory
Miloš Obrenović
?
First Serbian–Ottoman War
(1876–1877)
 Serbia  Ottoman Empire Defeat
  • Russian-mediated truce
Milan I
?
Second Serbian–Ottoman War
(1877–1878)
 Serbia  Ottoman Empire Victory
  • De jure independence of Serbia
?
Timok Rebellion
(1883)
Kingdom of Serbia Royalists Serbia Radicals Royalist victory
  • Rebellion suppressed
?
Serbo-Bulgarian War
(1885)
 Serbia  Bulgaria Defeat
770
First Balkan War
(1912–1913)
 Serbia
 Bulgaria
 Greece
 Montenegro
 Ottoman Empire Victory
Peter I
11,700
Second Balkan War
(1913)
 Serbia
 Romania
 Ottoman Empire
 Greece
 Montenegro
 Bulgaria Victory
14,000
Ohrid-Debar Uprising
(1913)
 Serbia IMRO
Kachaks
Victory
  • Suppression of insurgency
?
Serbian Campaign
(1914–1918)
 Serbia
 Montenegro
 Russia
 United Kingdom
France France
 Italy
 Greece
 Austria-Hungary
 Bulgaria
 Germany
Victory
278,000
Carinthia War
(1918–1919)
 Yugoslavia Austria Austria Ceasefire
150
Uprising in Drenica
(1919)
 Yugoslavia Flag of the prizren league government.png Kosovan Committee Victory
  • Uprising suppressed
?
Christmas Uprising
(1919)
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Montenegrin Whites
 Yugoslavia
Kingdom of Montenegro Montenegrin Greens
 Italy
Victory
  • Uprising suppressed
16
Albanian-Yugoslav Border War[1]
(1921)
 Yugoslavia Flag of Albania (1920–1926).svg Albania League of Nations ceasefire
  • Border delimitation agreed upon
Alexander I
?
Drenica-Junik Uprising
(1924)
 Yugoslavia Flag of the prizren league government.png Kosovan Committee Victory
?
Invasion of Albania
(1924)
Flag of the prizren league government.png Ahmet Zogu
 Yugoslavia
Flag of Albania (1920–1926).svg Albania
Flag of the prizren league government.png Kosovan Committee
Victory
?
World War II in Yugoslavia
(1941–1945)
 Yugoslavia
Democratic Federal Yugoslavia Partisans
 Soviet Union
Bulgaria
Albania
 United Kingdom
 United States
Chetniks
 Germany
 Italy
 Croatia
VNS
 Hungary
 Bulgaria
Chetniks
Victory (to the Partisans)
  • German and Italian withdrawal
  • Reunification of Yugoslavia
Peter II
(Invasion)
850,000–
1,200,000
Josip Broz Tito
(Post-invasion)
Ten-Day War
(1991)
 Yugoslavia  Slovenia Defeat
  • Slovenian independence
Ante Marković
44
Croatian War of Independence
(1991–1995)
 Yugoslavia
Republic of Serbian Krajina Serbian Krajina
 Republika Srpska
 Croatia Defeat
  • Reintegration of Krajina into Croatia
Dobrica Ćosić
8,106
Bosnian War
(1992–1995)
 Yugoslavia
 Republika Srpska
Republic of Serbian Krajina Serbian Krajina
AP Western Bosnia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Herzeg-Bosnia
 Croatia
 NATO
Stalemate (direct involvement only in 1992)
24,953
Kosovo War
(1998–1999)
 FR Yugoslavia UCK KLA.png UÇK
 NATO
Defeat[2]
Slobodan Milošević
1,035
Insurgency in the Preševo Valley
(1999–2001)
 FR Yugoslavia UCPMB logo.svg UÇPMB Victory
  • Insurgency quelled
26

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Brecher, Michael and Wilkenfeld, Jonathan, A Study of Crisis, p. 246
  2. ^ References:
    • Stigler, Andrew L. "A clear victory for air power: NATO's empty threat to invade Kosovo." International Security 27.3 (2003): 124-157.
    • Biddle, Stephen. "The new way of war? Debating the Kosovo model." (2002): 138-144.
    • Dixon, Paul. "Victory by spin? Britain, the US and the propaganda war over Kosovo." Civil Wars 6.4 (2003): 83-106.
    • Harvey, Frank P. "Getting NATO's success in Kosovo right: The theory and logic of counter-coercion." Conflict Management and Peace Science 23.2 (2006): 139-158.