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Conflicts called war of independence or independence war include: *
Algerian War of Independence The Algerian War, also known as the Algerian Revolution or the Algerian War of Independence,( ar, الثورة الجزائرية '; '' ber, Tagrawla Tadzayrit''; french: Guerre d'Algérie or ') and sometimes in Algeria as the War of 1 November, ...
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American Revolutionary War The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the Revolutionary War and the American War of Independence, was initiated by delegates from thirteen American colonies of British America British America comprised the colonia ...
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Argentine War of Independence The Argentine War of Independence was fought from 1810 to 1818 by Argentine patriotic forces under Manuel Belgrano Manuel José Joaquín del Corazón de Jesús Belgrano y González (3 June 1770 – 20 June 1820), usually referred to as Man ...
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Bangladesh Liberation War The Bangladesh Liberation War ( bn, মুক্তিযুদ্ধ, ), also known as the Bangladesh War of Independence, or simply the Liberation War in Bangladesh, was a revolution and War, armed conflict sparked by the rise of the Benga ...
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Belgian Revolution The Belgian Revolution (, ) was the conflict which led to the of the southern provinces (mainly the former ) from the and the establishment of an independent . The people of the south were mainly (speakers of ) and (speakers of dialects). ...
* Dominican Independence War *
Dominican Restoration War The Dominican Restoration War was a guerrilla war between 1863 and 1865 in the Dominican Republic between nationalists and Spain , * gl, Reino de España, * oc, Reiaume d'Espanha, , , image_flag = Bandera de España.svg , image ...
* Dutch War of Independence *
Eritrean War of Independence The Eritrean War of Independence was a conflict fought between successive Ethiopian governments and Eritrean Resistance movement, independence fighters from 1 September 1961 to 24 May 1991. Eritrea was an Italian Eritrea, Italian colony fro ...
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Estonian War of Independence The Estonian War of Independence ( et, Vabadussõda, literally "Freedom War"), also known as the Estonian Liberation War, was a defensive campaign of the Estonian Army The Estonian Land Forces ( et, Maavägi), unofficially referred to as the E ...
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Greek War of Independence The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution of 1821 or Greek Revolution ( el, Ελληνική Επανάσταση, ''Elliniki Epanastasi''; referred to by Greeks The Greeks or Hellenes (; el, Έλληνες, ''É ...
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Haitian Revolution The Haitian Revolution (french: révolution haïtienne ; ht, revolisyon ayisyen) was a successful insurrection by self-liberated slaves against French colonial rule The French Colonial Empire () comprised the overseas colonies, protectorat ...

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Hungarian War of Independence The Hungarian Revolution of 1848 or fully Hungarian Civic Revolution and War of Independence of 1848–1849 (, "1848–49 Revolution and War of independence") was one of many European Revolutions of 1848 and was closely linked to other revoluti ...
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Indian War of Independence The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was a major, but ultimately unsuccessful, uprising in India in 1857–58 against Company rule in India, the rule of the East India Company, British East India Company, which functioned as a sovereign power on beha ...
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Indochina Wars The Indochina Wars ( vi, Chiến tranh Đông Dương) were a series of wars fought in Southeast Asia Southeast Asia, also spelled South East Asia and South-East Asia, and also known as Southeastern Asia or SEA, is the geographical southeas ...
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French-Indochina War The First Indochina War (generally known as the Indochina War in France, and as the Anti-French Resistance War in Vietnam , image_map = , map_caption = , capital = Hanoi , coordinates ...
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Vietnam War {{Infobox military conflict , conflict = Vietnam War , partof = the Indochina Wars and the Cold War , image = VNWarMontage.png , image_size = 300px , caption = Clockwise, from top left: U.S. ...
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Sino-Vietnamese War The Sino-Vietnamese War ( zh, s=中越战争; vi, Chiến tranh biên giới Việt–Trung) was a border war fought between China and Vietnam in early 1979. China launched an offensive in response to Vietnam's Cambodian–Vietnamese War, acti ...
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Indonesian National Revolution The Indonesian National Revolution, or the Indonesian War of Independence, was an armed conflict and diplomatic struggle between the Republic of Indonesia Indonesia ( ), officially the Republic of Indonesia ( id, Republik Indonesia, lin ...
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Irish War of Independence The Irish War of Independence ( ga, Cogadh na Saoirse) or Anglo-Irish War was a guerrilla war fought in Ireland from 1919 to 1921 between the Irish Republican Army The Irish Republican Army (IRA) is a name used by various paramilitary or ...
* 1947–1949 Palestine war *
Italian unification The unification of Italy ( it, Unità d'Italia ), also known as the ''Risorgimento'' (, ; meaning "Resurgence"), was the 19th-century political and social movement that resulted in the consolidation of different states of the Italian Peninsu ...

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First Italian War of Independence The First Italian War of Independence ( it, Prima guerra d'indipendenza italiana), part of the Italian Unification The unification of Italy ( it, Unità d'Italia ), also known as the ''Risorgimento'' (, ; meaning "Resurgence"), was the 19th ...
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Second Italian War of Independence The second (symbol: s, abbreviation: sec) is the base unit of time Time is the indefinite continued sequence, progress of existence and event (philosophy), events that occur in an apparently irreversible process, irreversible succession fr ...
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Third Italian War of Independence The Third Italian War of Independence ( it, Terza Guerra d'Indipendenza Italiana) was a war between the Kingdom of Italy The Kingdom of Italy ( it, Regno d'Italia) was a state which existed from 1861—when King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia ...
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Latvian War of Independence The Latvian War of Independence ( lv, Latvijas Neatkarības karš), sometimes called Latvia's freedom battles ( lv, Latvijas brīvības cīņas) or the Latvian War of Liberation ( lv, Latvijas atbrīvošanas karš), was a series of military confl ...
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Lithuanian Wars of Independence The Lithuanian Wars of Independence, also known as the Freedom Struggles ( lt, Laisvės kovos), refer to three wars Lithuania fought defending its independence at the end of World War I: with Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Bolshevi ...
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Malagasy Uprising The Malagasy Uprising (french: Insurrection malgache) was a Malagasy nationalist rebellion against French colonial rule in Madagascar Madagascar (; mg, Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar ( mg, Repoblikan'i Madagasikara, ...
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Maccabean Revolt The Maccabean Revolt ( he, מרד החשמונאים) was a Jewish rebellion led by the Maccabees against the Seleucid Empire and against Hellenistic period, Hellenistic influence on Jewish life. The main phase of the revolt lasted from 167– ...

Maccabean Revolt
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Mau Mau Uprising The Mau Mau Uprising (1952–1960), also known as the Mau Mau Rebellion, the Kenya Emergency, and the Mau Mau Revolt, was a war in the British Kenya Colony (1920–1963) between the Kenya Land and Freedom Army (KLFA), also known as ''Mau Mau'' ...
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Namibian War of Independence The South African Border War, also known as the Namibian War of Independence, and sometimes denoted in South Africa as the Angolan Bush War, was a largely asymmetric conflict that occurred in Namibia Namibia (, ), officially the Republic ...
* Norwegian War of Independence *
Philippine Revolution The Philippine Revolution ( fil, Himagsikang Pilipino / Rebolusyong Pilipino; es, Revolución Filipina), called the Tagalog War () by the Spanish, was a revolution and subsequent conflict fought between the people and insurgents of the Philippi ...
(sometimes called the ''Philippine War of Independence'') * Philippine–American War *
Portuguese Colonial War #REDIRECT Portuguese Colonial War#REDIRECT Portuguese Colonial War The Portuguese Colonial War ( pt, Guerra Colonial Portuguesa), also known in Portugal as the Overseas War () or in the Portuguese Empire, former colonies as the War of Liberation ...
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Mozambican War of Independence The Mozambican War of Independence was an armed conflict between the guerrilla forces of the Mozambique Liberation Front or FRELIMO (Frente de Libertação de Moçambique), and Portuguese Armed Forces, Portugal. The war officially started ...
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Guinea-Bissau War of Independence The Guinea-Bissau War of Independence (), or the Bissau-Guinean War of Independence, was an armed independence conflict that took place in Portuguese Guinea Portuguese Guinea ( pt, Guiné), called the Overseas Province of Guinea from 1951 unti ...
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Angolan War of Independence The Angolan War of Independence (; 1961–1974), called in Angola the ''Luta Armada de Libertação Nacional'' ("Armed Struggle of National Liberation"), began as an uprising against forced cultivation of cotton, and it became a multi-fac ...
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Romanian War of Independence Romanian may refer to: *anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Romania Romania ( ; ro, România ) is a country located at the crossroads of Central Europe, Central, Eastern Europe, Eastern, and Southeast Europe, Southea ...
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Wars of Scottish Independence The Wars of Scottish Independence were a series of military campaigns fought between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. The First War of Scottish Independence, First War (1296–1328) ...
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First War of Scottish Independence The First War of Scottish Independence was the first of a series of wars between English and Scottish forces. It lasted from the English invasion of Scotland in 1296 until the ''de jure In law and government, ''de jure'' ( ; , "by law") ...
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Second War of Scottish Independence The Second War of Scottish Independence broke out in 1332 when Edward Balliol, the son of a former Scottish king, led an English backed invasion of Scotland in an attempt to make good his claim to the Scottish throne against that of Robert Bruce' ...
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Serbian Revolution The Serbian Revolution ( sr, Српска револуција / ''Srpska revolucija'') was a nation A nation is a community of people formed on the basis of a common language, history, ethnicity, or a common culture, and, in many cases, a sha ...
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Latin American wars of independence Decolonization of the Americas refers to the process by which the countries in the Americas gained their independence from European rule. The American Revolution was the first in the Americas, and the British defeat in the American Revolutionary W ...
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Brazilian War of Independence The War of Independence of Brazil (also known as the Brazilian War of Independence) was waged between the newly independent Brazilian Empire and the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves, which had just undergone the Liberal Revol ...
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Spanish American wars of independence The Spanish American wars of independence (25 September 1808 – 29 September 1833 es, Guerras de independencia hispanoamericanas) were numerous wars in Spanish America with the aim of political independence against Spanish rule during the earl ...
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Argentine War of Independence The Argentine War of Independence was fought from 1810 to 1818 by Argentine patriotic forces under Manuel Belgrano Manuel José Joaquín del Corazón de Jesús Belgrano y González (3 June 1770 – 20 June 1820), usually referred to as Man ...
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Bolivian War of Independence The Bolivian war of independence began in 1809 with the establishment of Junta (Spanish American Independence), government juntas in Sucre and La Paz, after the Chuquisaca Revolution and La Paz revolution. These Juntas were defeated shortly after ...
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Chilean War of Independence The Chilean War of Independence (Spanish language, Spanish: ''Guerra de la Independencia de Chile'', 'War of Independence of Chile') was a military and political event that allowed the emancipation of Chile from the Spanish Empire, Spanish Mona ...
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Dominican War of Independence Dominican may refer to: * Someone or something from or related to the Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic ( ; es, República Dominicana, ) is a country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the C ...
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Dominican Restoration War The Dominican Restoration War was a guerrilla war between 1863 and 1865 in the Dominican Republic between nationalists and Spain , * gl, Reino de España, * oc, Reiaume d'Espanha, , , image_flag = Bandera de España.svg , image ...
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Ecuadorian War of Independence The Ecuadorian War of Independence was fought from 1820 to 1822 between several South American armies and Spain over control of the lands of the Royal Audience of Quito, a Spanish colonial administrative jurisdiction from which would eventually e ...
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Mexican War of Independence The Mexican War of Independence ( es, Guerra de Independencia de México, links=no, 16 September 1810 – 27 September 1821) was an armed conflict and political process resulting in Mexico's independence from Spain. It was not a single, c ...
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Peruvian War of Independence The Peruvian War of Independence was composed of a series of military conflicts in Peru beginning with José Fernando de Abascal y Sousa, viceroy Abascal military reconquest in 1811 in the Battle of Huaqui, battle of Guaqui, continuing with t ...
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Venezuelan War of Independence The Venezuelan War of Independence ( es, Guerra de Independencia de Venezuela, links=no, 1810–1823) was one of the Spanish American wars of independence of the early nineteenth century, when independence movements in Latin America fought aga ...
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Spanish War of Independence The Peninsular War (1807–1814) was the war, military conflict fought by Spain, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, United Kingdom and Kingdom of Portugal, Portugal against the invading and occupying forces of First French Empir ...

Spanish War of Independence
* Swedish War of Independence *
Texas Revolution The Texas Revolution (October 2, 1835 – April 21, 1836) was a rebellion of colonists from the United States and Tejano Tejanos (, ; singular: ''Tejano/a''; Spanish Spanish may refer to: * Items from or related to Spain: **Spaniards, a ...
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Turkish War of Independence The Turkish War of Independence "War of Liberation", also known figuratively as ''İstiklâl Harbi'' "Independence War" or ''Millî Mücadele'' "National Struggle" (19 May 1919 – 24 July 1923) was a series of military campaigns waged by t ...
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Ukrainian War of Independence The Ukrainian War of Independence, a period of sustained warlike conflict, lasted from 1917 to 1921 and resulted in the establishment and development of a Ukrainian republic, most of which was later absorbed into the Soviet Union The Soviet ...
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Breakup of Yugoslavia A relationship breakup, or simply just breakup, is the termination of an intimate relationship An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship The concept of interpersonal relationship involves social associations, connect ...
** Slovenian War of Independence **
Croatian War of Independence The Croatian War of Independence was fought from 1991 to 1995 between Croat Croats (; hr, Hrvati ), also known as Croatians, are a nation and South Slavs, South Slavic ethnic group native to Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. They ar ...
** Bosnian War of Independence **
Kosovo War The Kosovo War was an armed conflict in Kosovo Kosovo, or ; sr-Cyrl, Косово officially the Republic of Kosovo,; sr, / is a partially recognised state in Southeast Europe Southeast Europe or Southeastern Europe () i ...


See also

* First War of Independence (disambiguation) * Second War of Independence (disambiguation) * Breakaway states *
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1948 Arab–Israeli War The 1948 (or First) Arab–Israeli War was the second and final stage of the 1947–1949 Palestine war, 1947–49 Palestine war. It formally began following the end of the British Mandate for Palestine at midnight on 14 May 1948; the Israeli ...
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Independence Independence is a condition of a person, nation, country, or Sovereign state, state in which residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over its territory. The opposite of independe ...