List of conflicts in Asia

This is a list of wars and conflicts in Asia, particularly East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Russia. For a list of conflicts in Southwest Asia, Asia Pacific. see List of conflicts in the Near East for historical conflicts and List of conflicts in the Middle East, List of conflicts in Australia (related Asia Pacific) for contemporary conflicts

Western Asia



Early Dynastic Period of Sumer
Lugal-Zage-Si's domains (red), c. 2350 BC
Akkadian Empire
Map of the Akkadian Empire (brown) and the directions in which military campaigns were conducted (yellow arrows)
Gutian period of Sumer
Fifth Dynasty of Uruk
Neo-Sumerian Empire
Map showing the Ur III state and its influence sphere
Dynasty of Isin
Paleo-Babylonian Empire
Kassite period of Babylonia
The extent of the Babylonian Empire during the Kassite dynasty
Fourth Babylonian Dynasty
Meso-Assyrian Empire
Neo-Assyrian Empire
Map of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and its expansions.
Neo-Babylonian Empire
The Neo-Babylonian Empire
Achaemenid Province of Athura
Macedonian Empire
Wars of Alexander the Great
Seleucid Empire
Parthian Empire
Roman Province of Mesopotamia
Expansion of the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic, Roman Empire, Western Roman Empire, and the Eastern Roman Empire
Sasanian Province of Asorestan
Julian's unsuccessful campaign in 363 resulted in the loss of the Roman territorial gains under the peace treaty of 299.
Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn al-Walid's conquest of Iraq in 633
Rashidun Caliphate
Expansion of Rashidun Caliphate
Umayyad Caliphate
The Caliphate at the beginning of the Abbasid revolt, before the Battle of the Zab.
Abbasid Caliphate
Mongol Empire
Expansion of the Mongol Empire
Ottoman Iraq
July 1915, British offence in Iraq during World War I
Occupied Enemy Territory Administration
Kingdom of Iraq
First Iraqi Republic
Ba'athist Iraq
Ground troop movements 24–28 February 1991 during Operation Desert Storm
Map of the invasion routes and major operations/battles of the Iraq War as of 2007.
Coalition Provisional Authority
Republic of Iraq


Chalcolithic period of Mesopotamia
Akkadian Empire
Sargon of Akkad's conquests.
Hittite Empire
The Assyrians, the Mitanni, the Egyptians, and the Hittite Empire in the 14th century BCE
Neo-Assyrian Empire
Seleucid Empire
French Mandate of Syria
Syrian Arab Republic


Early Dynastic Period of Sumer
Fourth Babylonian Dynasty
Achaemenid Empire
The Median Empire about 48 years before the Persian Revolt
Macedonian Empire
Seleucid Empire
Kingdoms of the Diadochi after the Battle of Ipsus, c. 301 BCE.
  Kingdom of Ptolemy I Soter
  Kingdom of Cassander
  Kingdom of Lysimachus
  Kingdom of Seleucus I Nicator
Parthian Empire
Sasanian Empire
Rashidun Caliphate
The Rashidun Empire reached its greatest extent under Caliph Uthman, in 654.
Umayyad Caliphate
Abbasid Caliphate
Qajar dynasty
Pahlavi dynasty
Islamic Republic of Iran


The Egyptian Empire at its maximum territorial extent in the 15th century BCE
Confederated Tribes of Israel
United Kingdom of Israel and Judah
Different interpretations of what the Bible says about the extent of King David's empire
Kingdom of Judah
Babylonian Province of Yehud
Persian Province of Yehud Medinata
Seleucid Empire
Hasmonean Kingdom
Herodian Kingdom of Israel
Roman Tetrarchy of Judea
Roman Province of Judea
Roman Province of Syria Palaestina
Byzantine Province of Palaestina Prima
Rashidun Province of Jund Filastin
Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn Walid's invasion of Northern Syria.
Abbasid Province of Jund Filastin
Kingdom of Jerusalem
The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the other Crusader states in the context of the Near East in 1135
The 1260 Mongol offensives in the Levant. The early successful attacks on Aleppo and Damascus led to smaller attacks on secondary targets such as Baalbek, al-Subayba, and Ajlun as well as raids against other Palestine towns, perhaps including Jerusalem. Smaller raiding parties reached as far south as Gaza.
Ottoman Eyalet of Damascus
Ottoman Vilayet of Syria
State of Israel



Hittite Empire
The Hittite Empire, c. 1400 BCE (shown in Blue).
Kingdom of Diaokhi
Lydian Empire
Achaemenid Empire
Macedonian Empire
The Siege of Miletus and the Battle of Issus are shown on this map of the Achaemenid Empire around the time of Darius the Great and Xerxes.
Seleucid Empire
Roman Republic
Expansion of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
Kingdom of Pontus
Roman Empire
Byzantine Empire
Territorial development of the Roman Empire between the years CE 300 and 1453 (Animated map).
Seljuq Empire
Seljuk Empire in its zenith in 1092, upon the death of Malik Shah I
Sultanate of Rum
Expansion of the Sultanate of Rum in c. 1100–1240
Latin Empire
Ottoman Empire
Greatest extent (red) with vassal states (light red) of the Ottoman Empire in 1590s.
Republic of Turkey

Saudi Arabia

Muhammad in Medina
Conquests of Muhammad and the Rashidun
Civil wars of the Early Caliphates
Map detailing arenas of Ridda campaigns.
Rashidun Caliphate
Umayyad Caliphate
Abbasid Caliphate
First Saudi state
Ibrahim Pasha's Campaign against the Saudis in Nejd
  • 1746 Battle of Riyadh
  • 1764 Battle of Al-Hayer
  • 1789 Battle of ghrimeel
  • 1793 Ibn Ufaisan's Invasion
  • 1793 – 1798 Invasion of Qatar
  • April 21 – 1802 or 1801 Invasion of Karbala
  • 1811 Battle of Khakeekera
  • Early 1811 – 1818 Ottoman–Saudi War
Second Saudi state
  • 1821 – 1824 Rebellion against Egypt Eyalet
  • 1865 – 1875 Royal Civil War
  • 1870 – 1871 Al-Hasa Expedition
  • 1883 Battle of Arwa
  • 24 January 1891 Battle of Mulayda
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Central Asia


Sogdia, c. 300 BC.
Greco-Bactrian Kingdom
Yuezhi Kingdom
The migrations of the Yuezhi through Central Asia, from around 176 BC to AD 30.
Indo-Greek Kingdom
Kushan Empire
Rouran Khaganate
Göktürk Khaganate
Khwarazmian dynasty
Mongol Empire
Timurid dynasty
Zunghar Khanate
Russian Empire
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics


The Dayuan (in Ferghana) was one of the three advanced civilizations of Central Asia around 130 BCE, together with Parthia and Greco-Bactria, according to the Chinese historical work Book of Han.


Afghan Empires and the Great Game
Russian Empire
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics




East Asia

Mainland China (People's Republic of China)

Longshan culture
Xia dynasty
Shang dynasty
Remnants of advanced, stratified societies dating back to the Shang found primarily in the Yellow River Valley
Zhou dynasty
Qin dynasty
Qin dynasty, c. 210 BC.
Han dynasty
The Han Empire in 87 BCE (core provinces in brown), with commanderies (red dots) and protectorates (green dots) shown
Wei dynasty
The territories of Cao Wei (in yellow), 262 CE.
Jìn dynasty
Liu Song dynasty
Sui dynasty
Tang dynasty
Emperor Taizong's campaign against the oasis states (640–648)
China under the Tang dynasty c. 700 AD
Song dynasty
Liao dynasty
Jin dynasty
Yuan dynasty
Yuan dynasty in 1294
Ming dynasty
Qing dynasty
The Qing Empire in 1890
Republic of China
People's Republic of China
Area controlled by the People's Republic of China shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.

Taiwan (Republic of China)




South Asia


Kingdom of Magadha
Maurya Empire
Indo-Scythian Kingdom
Gupta Empire
Empire of Harsha
Delhi Sultanate
Vijaynagara Empire

1336–1646 Vijayanagara Empire conflicts

Mughal Empire
Maratha Empire
Sikh Empire
Company rule in India
British Raj
Dominion of India
Republic of India



People's Republic of Bangladesh



Sri Lanka


Southeast Asia


Kingdom of Funan
Chenla Kingdom
Khmer Empire
900 AD
Red: Khmer Empire
Light green: Haripunjaya
Yellow: Champa
French Indochina








North Asia


Rouran Khaganate
Turkic Khaganate
Turkic khaganates c. 600 CE
Uyghur Khaganate
Mongol Empire
Golden Horde
Grand Duchy of Moscow
Tsardom of Russia
Territory of Muscovy / Russia in       1500,       1600 and       1700.
Russian Empire
Map of the Russian Empire showing any and all territory and immediate influence it possessed regardless of time period.
  Spheres of influence
Russian Republic
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Russian Federation


Chronological list of wars

20th century

21st century

See also