It is usual that wars are emerged between two different countries, for borders, lands, resources, etc. However, the same country may suffer from intra-wars that mean civil wars. People of the same country undergo these disastrous wars, as it is very heart-breaking to be killed, widowed, and orphaned, by your brother or father, ironically. So, here are the most famous civil wars that took place all over the history, as a result for divisions.
10 Bosnian War:
It lasted from 1992 to 1995, through which very brutal and ugly actions took place as the aftermaths of the fall of communism in Europe. The Bosnian Serbs, who are well-armed by bordering Serbia, surrounded Sarajevo in early April, 1992, targeting the Muslim population. Lastly, in 1995, United Nations sanctions brought all parties to a peace agreement. The fatalities of this war are estimated to be around 90,000 to 300,000.
9 Thousand Days’ War:
This war occurred from 1899 to 1902, it was a Colombian civil war that took place between the Conservative Party, the Liberal Party and its radical factions. Finally, not capable to mollify the countryside by power, the Conservatives offered general pardon and political development in 1902. By November, the two most significant Liberal leaders surrendered after negotiating peace treaties promising amnesty and clear elections. The war cut a swath of destruction resulting more than 100,000 deaths.
8 Angolan Civil War:
This destructive civil war took place between 1975 to2002. The people of Angola wrestled against occupation seeking independence from Portugal. Regrettably, after being a free nation, Angola including the local authorities and political parties hankered after power, leading to a Civil war. It was one of the long-drawn-out civil wars of modern history. It is finally ended merely when Jonas Savimbi, leader of UNITA, was murdered by government troops in 2002. The two sides of conflict then reached a ceasefire, followed by elections, after claiming lives of 500,000 people, and causing many economic disasters.
7 Secret War:
The years from 1953 till 1975 experienced a kind of brutal wars in Laos, being a crime committed by the American government. Sadly, the government’s evil small power games claimed lives of 450,000 civilians in Laos, and 600,000 in Cambodia. Moreover, the extensive use of toxic chemical defoliants led to serious health problems, from which children suffer.
6 Somali Civil War:
It emerged in 1991till now. Being populated by other distinct peoples other than Somalis, the country encouraged many divisions to come into light. Siad Barre, the Dictator of Somalia is widely opposed, so, he began attacking these revolutionists through weapons, in response; they fought him back, overthrowing him from power. The war is ongoing and the UN is sending continuously peacekeeping forces to smooth the progress of the allocation of help and to rebuild the Somali society. Almost a million of people are announced dead, due to this war.
Shiloh was the largest battle in the Civil War’s Mississippi Valley Campaign with about 109,784 men involved in April 1862; about 23,746 were killed, wounded, or reported missing. Shiloh prompted a massive struggle for nearby Corinth, which was the location of its own battle, resulted in the loss of this key connection, a major gust to the Confederate cause.
4 Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland:
In 1862, the U.S. history witnessed a very bloody battle. About23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, and reported missing after the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland. The battle did not achieve a full victory for a certain side; Antietam had dramatically affected the war, claiming the lives of millions of people. Nowadays, battlefield visitors can discover landmarks like “Burnside’s Bridge, the Cornfield, and Dunker Church”.
3 Northern Ireland:
A civil war began in 1969 ending in 1998, but it is still considered to be continuing by some extremist marginal groups. It is named Troubles to express the ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland. This barbaric war caused 3,500 killings. It is mainly attributed to a religious concern, leading to conflicts between the Nationalist-Catholic minorities, in opposition to the Unionist-Protestant majority in the Republic of Ireland.
2 Taiping Rebellion:
It is a bloody civil war, took place in the nineteenth-century China, sparked by the Hong Xiuquan, who in 1847 fell short in the imperial examinations for the third time. After recovering, he thought that he has to conquer China to found the Taiping Tianguo, the “Heavenly Kingdom of Great Harmony”. He is supported, at first by the poor and then he formed political organization sweeping China. The movement was so popular, till 1864, when the rebellion was roughly put down, after leaving a million of dead people.
1 Wars of the Roses:
Lasting from 1955 to 1985, the Wars of the Roses were the most essential historical events in the medieval age, radically impacted England. It is sparked between members of the House of Lancaster, symbolized by the red rose, and the House of York, symbolized by the white rose. They end with the accession of King Henry VII, who founded the Tudor dynasty.