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Oct 21 2010
1 American Civil War, 1861–1865 38340
2 Romania had a brief civil war in 1989, after the fall of Nicolae Ceauşescu, between Communists and those against the former regime. 35719
3 Vietnamese Civil War, 1954–1975 33982
4 Iraq War, 2003–present 26462
5 Korean War 15821
6 Cambodia, 1978–1993, 1997–1998 13549
7 Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939 7018
8 Mexican Drug War, 2006-present 6869
9 East Timor/Indonesia, 1975–1999 6801
10 English Civil War, 1642–1651 6724
11 War in Darfur, 2003-2009 6452
12 Wars of the Roses (England), c. 1455–1485 5872
13 The Troubles, 1969–1998 (considered ongoing by extremist minority groups) 4949
14 Bosnian War, 1992–1995 4373
15 Mexican Revolution, 1910–1917 4370
16 Chinese Civil War, 1928–1937, 1945–1949 3801
17 Kosovo War, 1998–1999 3719
18 Russian Civil War, 1917–1921 3363
19 Three Kingdoms period, 184–280 The Han dynasty disintigrates into a period of warlordism after the Yellow Turban Rebellion and then, from 220–280, an extended conflict between three competing successor states. 3178
20 Kashmir conflict, 1989–present 2653
21 Taiping Civil War (China), 1851–1864 2223
22 Bleeding Kansas, 1854–1858 2173
23 Warring States Period (China), 475–221 BC (this is not universally considered a civil war, but rather an international conflict. However, each of the combatant states nominally acknowledged the authority of the Zhou kings of China, thus bringing them into one kingdom. This ended in 256 BC, however this was a mere 35 years before the end of conflict) 2115
24 Second Congo War, 1998–2002 1970
25 Second Chechen War, 1999-2009 1962
26 Somali Civil War, 1991–present 1899
27 Lebanese Civil War, 1975–1990 1834
28 Sri Lankan Civil War, 1983–2009 1640
29 French Wars of Religion, 1562–1598 1630
30 Ugandan Civil War, 1987–present 1554
31 Sierra Leone Civil War, 1991–2002 1530
32 Irish Civil War, 1922–1923 1497
33 Nigerian Civil War, 1967–1970 1399
34 Wars of Scottish Independence, late 13th century/early 14th century 1269
35 Greek Civil War, 1946–1949 1176
36 Boshin War (Japan), 1868–1869 1158
37 First Chechen War, 1994-1996 1113
38 Rhodesian Bush War, 1965–1980 1017
39 Angolan Civil War, 1975-2002 939
40 Black September in Jordan (Jordan), 1970 805
41 Second Sudanese Civil War, 1983-2005 773
42 Civil war in Afghanistan, 1978–present 740
43 The Anarchy, 1135–1153 (refers to the disorder during the reign of King Stephen of England) 717
44 Finnish Civil War, 1918 680
45 An Shi Rebellion, December 16, 755-February 17, 763 678
46 Māori War (New Zealand) 1845–1872 650
47 Wars of the Three Kingdoms (England, Ireland, Scotland) 1639–1651 involved a number of civil wars: 615
48 Satsuma Rebellion (Japan), 1877 600
49 Rwandan Civil War, 1990–1994 587
50 Cambodian Civil War ,1967–1975 583
51 Guatemalan Civil War, 1960–1996 565
52 German Peasants' War, 1524–1525 547
53 Secret War (Laos) 1962–1975 529
54 Ivorian Civil War, 2002-2007 523
55 Hukbalahap insurgency in the Philippines, 1946–1954 517
56 First Congo War, 1996–1997 511
57 Roman civil wars, List of Roman Republic and Empire Civil Wars 484
58 Insurgency in the Philippines, 1930s–present 454
59 Salvadoran Civil War (El Salvador), 1979–1991 443
60 Genpei War (Japan), 1180–1185 417
61 Colombian Civil War, 1948–1958 416
62 Nepalese Civil War, 1996–2006 402
63 Peruvian Civil War, 1980–2000 400
64 * First English Civil War 1642–1646 393
65 Mozambican Civil War, see Rome General Peace Accords, 1975–1992 368
66 Hussite Wars (Bohemia), 1420–1434 363
67 First Liberian Civil War, 1989-1996 353
68 Algerian Civil War, 1991–2002 349
69 Civil war in Tajikistan, 1992-1997 343
70 Second Liberian Civil War, 1999-2003 339
71 War of Reform (Mexico) 1857–1861 329
72 2004 Haitian rebellion, 2004 315
73 First Islamic Civil War, 656–661 297
74 Thousand Days Civil War (Colombia), 1899–1902 278
75 Liberian Civil War, 1990–1997 247
76 * Second English Civil War 1648–1649 244
77 Sonderbund war (Switzerland), November 1847 217
78 Irish Confederate Wars some parts of which were a civil war. 208
79 Musket Wars (New Zealand), early 19th century 204
80 Scotland in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, to some extent a civil war, 1644–1652 195
81 1997 rebellion in Albania, 1997 177
82 * Third English Civil War 1650–1651 176
83 The Mercenary War, 241–237 BC 166
84 Carlist Wars (Spain), 1833–1839, 1846–1849, 1872–1876 163
85 Austrian Civil War, February 12 to February 16, 1934 159
86 Argentine Civil War, 1814–1880 154
87 Georgian Civil War, 1991-1993 147
88 Later Three Kingdoms period, 892–936. The Kingdom of Silla of Korea was lost, control of peninsula and the nation was divided by various warlords, until Wang Gun unifies the country. 142
89 Second Islamic Civil War, 683-685 141
90 Chilean Civil War, 1891 139
91 Burundi Civil War, 1993–2005 129
92 Uruguayan Civil War, 1839–1851 128
93 Costa Rican Civil War, 1948 121
94 War of the two brothers (Inca Empire), 1527–1532 105
95 Casamance Conflict, 1990–2006 101
96 Republic of the Congo Civil War, 1997-1999 98
97 Iraqi Kurdish Civil War, 1994–1997 96
98 1994 civil war in Yemen, 1994 82
99 Count's Feud (Denmark) 1534–1536 64
100 Civil war era in Norway, 1130–1240 57
101 List of English civil wars 55
102 Palestinian Civil War, 1947–48 49
103 Chilean Civil War of 1829, 1829-1830 49
104 Nicaraguan Civil War, 1979–1990 46
105 Paraguayan Civil War, 1947 45
106 Guinea-Bissau Civil War, 1998–1999 42
107 Dominican Civil War, 1963 30
108 Klang War; also known as Selangor Civil War, 1867–1874 21
109 Rokosz of Lubomirski, 1665–1666 in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 16
110 Jementah Civil War, 1879 15
111 Ottoman Civil War, 1509–1512 14
112 Greek Civil War, 1946–1949 13
113 Revolt of Babylon (626 BC) against the Neo-Assyrian empire which marked the end of its reign. 13
114 Communist insurgency of the New People's Army in the Philippines, 1969–present 6
115 Israeli–Palestinian conflict, 1948–present 5
116 Revolution of 1851 (Chile) 5
117 War in the Vendée France, 1793-1804 fought between Royalist and Republican forces, part of the French Revolutionary Wars 5
118 Bolivian Civil War, 1898–1899 5
119 Hussite wars (Bohemia), 1419–1437 < 5
120 Nepali Civil War, 1996–2006 < 5
121 Three Kingdoms Period, 220–280 (This is something of an international conflict, but the Emperors of all three kingdoms claimed legitimate succession from the Han dynasty, thus making it a civil war) < 5
122 Somali civil war, 1991–present < 5
123 Salvadoran Civil War (El Salvador), 1979–1991 — see also History of El Salvador < 5
124 Afghan Civil War, 1992–Present < 5
125 Civil war in Chad, 2005-present < 5
126 Ōnin War (Japan), 1467–1477 < 5
127 Great Feudal War in Russia, 1425–1453 < 5
128 Pakistani Civil War, 1971 < 5
129 Colombian armed conflict, 1964–present < 5
130 Cypriot Civil War, 1967–1974 < 5
131 South American wars of independence, 1808–1829 < 5
132 Sierra Leonean Civil War,1991-2002 < 5
133 Albanian rebellion in Macedonia 2001 < 5
134 Zulu Civil War, 1817–1819 < 5
135 The Brothers' Civil War, 1067–1072 (The war between King Alfonso of León and King Sancho of Castile) < 5
136 Fatah–Hamas conflict (third Palestinian Civil War), 2006–present < 5
137 Colombian Civil War, 1860–1862 < 5
138 Roman Republican civil wars, List of Roman Republic and Empire Civil Wars < 5
139 Sengoku Period (Japan), 1467–1615 < 5
140 Rokosz of Zebrzydowski, 1606–1609 in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth < 5
141 Portuguese Civil War, 1828–1834 < 5
142 Thirty Years Wars (Holy Roman Empire), 1618–1648 < 5

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