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November 5, 2012 12:00 AM

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Frido
05-Nov-2012 10:02

We have indeed some notable gaps in this great series. Here are the top 5 which I can think of right now:

1. Sino-Japanese War 1894-95
2. Sino-Japanese Conflict 1937-45
3. Austro-Prussian war 1866
4. The Wars of Frederick the Great (I think this is partly covered in other volumes iirc, but a separate volume would be great)
5. The Russian-Turkish Wars (16 to 20 centuries)

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andyana
05-Nov-2012 10:09

1. Three Kingdoms China (184-280AD China)
2. Boshin War (1868-69 Japan)
3. Gempei War (1180-1185 Japan)
4. First Indochina war ( 1946-1954 Vietnam)
5. Congo Crisis (1960-66 Congo)
I admit that the first 3 are definitely personal favourites, so there's a bit of bias, but I still think they'd make worthy titles!

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KenA
05-Nov-2012 10:16

Well, I'll just throw in three ideas for others to think about:
1. The Allies War with Vichy France 1940-42;
2. Finnish Autonomy, Sovereignty and Civil War 1917-18; and
3. The Greek Civil War 1946-49.
KenA

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mdaniels
05-Nov-2012 12:57

1. Taiping Rebellion
2. Indo-Pakistan Wars 1947-71
3. War of the Austrian Succession (incl. Jenkin's Ear) 1739-48
4. Boshin War (Meiji Restoration) 1868-9 (incl. Satsuma Rebellion 1877)
5. Eighty-Years War (Dutch War of Independence) 1560-1640

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mdaniels
05-Nov-2012 12:59

1. Taiping Rebellion
2. Indo-Pakistan Wars 1947-71
3. War of the Austrian Succession (incl. Jenkin's Ear) 1739-48
4. Boshin War (Meiji Restoration) 1868-9 (incl. Satsuma Rebellion 1877)
5. Eighty-Years War (Dutch War of Independence) 1560-1640

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mdaniels
05-Nov-2012 13:00

Whoops, sorry for duplication.

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Orlando
05-Nov-2012 14:59

1. The second Jewish War 132-135
2. The Dutch-Portuguese War 1602-1663
3. The Turkish War of Independence 1919-1923
4. Eighty-Years War (Dutch War of Independence) 1560-1640
5. First Indochina war ( 1946-1954 Vietnam)

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PTB
05-Nov-2012 15:26

1. Congo Crisis (1960-66 Congo)
2. Mexican Revolution 1910-1920
3. Chaco War 1932-1935
4. First Indochina war ( 1946-1954 Vietnam)
5. The Algerian War 1954–62

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ospreyfan1
05-Nov-2012 16:00

1. Colonial Wars in North America 1607-1748 (1 vol. for each century?)
2. The Teutonic Knights' Wars in Eastern Europe
3. Wars of Charlemagne
4. Rome at War (1st century AD)
5. South American Wars of Liberation (Simon Bolivar's campaigns, etc.)

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GI Gene
05-Nov-2012 16:37

1-Rhodesia 1965-80
2-Congo Crisis 1960-66
3-War of the Triple Alliance 1864-70
4-War of the Pacific 1879-83
5-Chechnya 1995-2009 (Osprey almost published this once, so lets hope it sees the light of day)

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BDR
05-Nov-2012 18:04

1. Nicaraguan Civil War of 1926-1933
2. Congo Crisis (1960-1966)
3. Russo-Polish War (1919-1920)
4. Bleeding Kansas (1854-1860)
5. American Revolution outside of the Thirteen Colonies and Canada (Caribbean, Central America, Florida, Mediterranean, India, etc.)

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Destory Of Worlds
05-Nov-2012 18:50

I had trouble narrowing it down to five, but here they are. I also support all the above topics.
Great Northern War 1700-21
Eighty-Years War 1560-1640
First Opium War 1839-42
Taiping Rebellion 1850-64
Paraguan War (War of the Triple Alliance) 1864-70

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mrhistory
05-Nov-2012 19:03

1. the 80 years war
2 the war of spanish sucession 1701-1714
3 the great northren war 1700-21
4 the war of austrian succesion 1741-48
5 the ten great campaigns 1750-94
6 the south american wars of independece 1807-30
7 the greek revolution 1821-31
8 the opium wars 1839-60
9 the german danish war 1864
10 the war of the triple alliance 1864-70
11 the war of the pacific 1879-83
12 the spanish-american war 1898
13 the mexican revolution 1910-20
14 the sino-japanese war 1937-45
15 the india-pakistan wars 1947-2002
16 the chechen wars 1994-2003
sorry, I just can't control myself. glad this post has finally arrived!

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mrhistory
05-Nov-2012 19:04

2 more: the greek civil war and taiping rebellion. the miao rebellions should be covered as well.

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mrhistory
05-Nov-2012 19:13

silly me,the st. dominque revolution 1791-1804

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Hammerfest-Perth
05-Nov-2012 20:26

1. First Indochina War 1946-1954 (Dien Bien Phu needs a seperate campaign!!!)
2. Chechnya 1994-2009
3. Winter War 1939-40 (could also be campaign)
4. Russian Consolidation Campaigns 1919-1939 (Russo-Polish War. Krondstadt, China border conflicts, etc. pretty much anything outside of Russia that was occupied by it in its early years)
5. Chinese-Japanese conflict 1931-1945

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hobbe62
05-Nov-2012 21:10

1. The Great Northern War 1700-1721
2. The First Indochina war ( 1946-1954
3. The Eighty-Years War (Dutch War of Independence) 1560-1640
4. The Indo-Pakistan Wars 1947-71
5. South American Wars of Liberation

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kuvaszsleepybear
05-Nov-2012 22:49

1.War of the Pacific.2.War of Triple Alliance.3.Congo 1960-66.4.Greek Civil War 1946-495.Chechnya 1994-2009.

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crimean
05-Nov-2012 23:21


1. Chechnya 1994-2009 (War in the Caucasus – Georgia, Karabakh, Ossetia)
2. Indo-Pakistan Wars 1947-71
3. The Turkish War of Independence 1919-1923
4. Greek war of independence 1821-1832
5. War of the Triple Alliance 1864-70

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formwiz
06-Nov-2012 00:18

OK How 'bout

1 The Spanish-American War

2 The French and Indian Wars

3 Indian Wars in the Southwest - Comanche, Navajo, and Apache

4 Queen Victoria's Colonial Wars

Also like

the opium wars 1839-60

Taiping Rebellion 1850-64

South American Wars of Liberation (Simon Bolivar's campaigns, etc.)

American Revolution outside of the Thirteen Colonies and Canada (Caribbean, Central America, Florida, Mediterranean, India, etc.)

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1830
06-Nov-2012 00:43

Hello:

My suggestions:

1-British Invasions of River Plate 1806-07

A failed british attemp of conquest of the River Plate basin, but inflicted a severe blow to the Spanish colonnial autority.

2-Latin American Independence Wars 1810-30

In several tittles covering since the "Juntas" created when Fernando VII became prisioner of Napoleon until the victory of Ayacucho in 1824 and the Cisplatine war of 1825-28.

3-Triple Alliance War 1865-70

The bloody war of Triple Alliance of Brazil, Argentine and Uruguay against Paraguay (that lost 60% of their population)

4-The Guerra Grande 1839-52

A conflict that started as civil war in Uruguay but soon became intermingled the factions struggling for the power in Argentine and even involved a Anglo-French Blockade against Buenos Aires and the participation of Garibaldi.

5- Chaco War 1932-35

Fought between Bolivia and Paraguay over control of the region of Chaco Boreal, which was incorrectly thought to be rich in oil, was the bloodiest military conflict fought in South America during the 20th century.

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1830
06-Nov-2012 00:48

Hello:

I unforget the role of the Brazilian Empire in the Guerra Grande (before Amaral correct me)

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Sulla
06-Nov-2012 08:57

Most of my wishes have already been posted, but I'll post them anyway:

1) The Spanish-American War
2) The Mexican Revolution
3) The Mahdist War (don't think anyone else has made this suggestion)
4) The Boxer Rebellion
5) The Greek War of Independence (1821-1832)

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baldrick
06-Nov-2012 12:13

1. Eighty Years War, 1560-1640
2. The Teutonic Knights' Wars in Eastern Europe
3. Second Schleswig War, 1864
4. Austro-Prussian War, 1866
5. Turkish-Balkan conflicts of Vlad the Impaler, 15th Century

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cateranfan
06-Nov-2012 12:13

A bit of repetition from earlier posts, but here are my five:
1. Scots Wars of independence (what other 700 year old subject could be more topical?)
2. Taiping Rebellion (the bloodiest war most people in the West have never heard of)
3. The Baltic Crusades
4. Algeria 1954-62
5. The Basque Country 1936-present (There's a volume on Northern Ireland. Europe's other long running insurgency campaign deserves mention)

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ASM
06-Nov-2012 12:27

1 Cyprus crisis
2 Indo-Pakistan wars
3 Chechnya war
4 Greek civil war
5 Algerian war

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rohal
06-Nov-2012 12:53

1)The Balkan Wars of 1912-1913
2)The Turkish war of independence 1919-1923
3)The Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878
4)The Austro-Prussian war of 1866
5)The spring of the nations of Europe 1848
6)The Greek Civil War 1946-1949

others: wars in Africa, post-Communist wars in the Caucasus, the Cyprus conflict etc

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FJ-1973
06-Nov-2012 18:53

Many good suggestions, folks! I take five not mentioned by somebody else=
1) The Spanish reconguista -1492
2) The Carolingian Wars 751-c.1000 AD
[The "birth" of the middle age - enemies from the northern vikings, the eastern magyars and the southern muslims] (The years 723-812 are mentioned as coming in 2003!)
3) The swiss war against Habsburg and Burgund (c.1291-1476) Well, Wilhelm Tell...
4) Wars of Condottiere (the medieval italian city-states)
5) Napoleons Egyptian campaign 1798-1801

And support= Dutch wars of independece 1568-1648 [A small countrys war against a great power, their role for Armada 1588, and start military reforms "the dutch school"] & Great Northern War 1700-1721 [The end of swedish age of greatness and more importend the birth of Russia] & Fredrik the Greats Silesian Wars & Wars of german unifications 1848-1866 & Apache wars -1886 & British-Mahdist Wars, sudan & The spanish-american war 1898 (USA rise as worldspower, and Spain falls) & Mexican Revolutions 1910th & Sino-Japanese war 1937-45 (or from 1931?) [Importend war, often forgotten for the US-Japanese Pacific War] & French-Indochina war 1946-54. And 2 volumes about the Wars that follow the fall of tsar-Russia 1917 & Soviet.

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baldrick
07-Nov-2012 11:06

Hi, I've already suggested five, however, no-one's mentioned the Italian Wars 1494-1559, which is for me the single most important addition needed to Essential Histories. Is this because it's already been in the early stages of production for 2013/14?

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Tosk
08-Nov-2012 18:24

ESS
Here ara my choices...most are supports from suggestions already made:

1.The Italian Wars 1494-1559
2.Dutch wars of independece 1568-1648
3.Russia´s War in Chechnya 1995-2009
4.The War of the Triple Alliance 1864-70
5.British Invasions of River Plate 1806-07

And as "Bonus Tracks":

6.Rhodesian Bush War 1964-1979
7.South African Border War 1966-1989

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wardog
08-Nov-2012 19:50

1.Sino-Indian boder war 1962
2. War of the Triple Alliance
3.Russo-Polish war 1920-21
4.Sino-Japanese war 1895
5. Indo-Pakistani wars

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dracolisk
08-Nov-2012 21:18

1. Another vote for Balkan Wars of 1912-1913
2. Another vote for Turkish-Balkan conflicts of Vlad the Impaler
3. Another vote for Mahdist War
4. Another vote for Teutonic Knights' Wars in Eastern Europe
5. Italo-Turkish War of 1911

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dracolisk
08-Nov-2012 21:18

1. Another vote for Balkan Wars of 1912-1913
2. Another vote for Turkish-Balkan conflicts of Vlad the Impaler
3. Another vote for Mahdist War
4. Another vote for Teutonic Knights' Wars in Eastern Europe
5. Italo-Turkish War of 1911

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mrhistory
12-Nov-2012 13:24

another 5 that came to my mind:
1. the ottoman empire 1700-1923
2the russo-swedish war 1788-90
3 the domincan war of independece 1844-49
4 the ottoman-saudi war 1811-18 including muhammed alis other wars like,the egyptian ottoman wars and the napolenic campaigns.
5 central american wars football war,el salvador and guatamela civil wars,nicargua revolution.
I support: congo crisis,indochina war, algerian war,and boshin war.

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ottomansoldier
14-Nov-2012 01:55

1. the indonesia-malysia confrantation
2 the indonesian revolution
3 the mexican revolution
4 the congo crisis
5 the french-mexican war 1861-67

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SJay
20-Nov-2012 07:37

1) Italian Wars 1494-1529 (or 1559)
2) Chaco War 1932-35
3) Austro-Prussian War 1866
4) Iraq conflict 2003-2011
5) Balkan Wars 1912-13

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baldyman
27-Nov-2012 11:10

HI - Hope everyone is well!!
Here goes
1)Indo-Pakistan Wars 1947-71
2)Russo-Polish War (1919-1920)
3)The Turkish War of Independence 1919-1923
4).Sino-Indian border war 1962
5)Great Northern War 1700-21

One Last:

War of the Austrian Succession (incl. Jenkin's Ear) 1739-48
(Cos we don't hear about it very often......Sorry)


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Heironymo
30-Nov-2012 06:56

Alrighty!

1) The Great Northern War 1700-'21
2) The Eighty Years War (Dutch War of Independence)
3) The Ottoman-Persian Wars
4) The First Indochina War 1946-'54
5) The Campaigns of Janos Hunyadi.

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Zamolxe
30-Nov-2012 11:23

These are my proposals. I cannot stop at five, sorry
German wars of unification
Khmelnitsky rebellion
The Polish Deluge 1648-1667
Venetian-Ottoman wars
War of the Holy League 1683-1699
Austrian-Russian-Turkish wars of the eighteenth century
Swedish-Russian wars of the 18th century
Polish-Turkish wars
German colonies at war
Armenia at war
The Romanian countries at war
Transylvania at war
The Kuruc Wars 1671-1711
Russian-Persian Wars

I also support the following proposals
The Greek Civil War 1946-49 , War for Austrian succession , War for Spanish succession . The Turkish-Greek War 1919-1923 , South American Wars of Liberation , Russo-Polish War (1919-1920) , Great Northern War 1700-21 , The Greek revolution 1821-31 , The Eighty Years War (Dutch War of Independence) 1560-1640 , Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign 1798-1801 , The Ottoman-Persian Wars , The Campaigns of Janos Hunyadi

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Toussaint Louverture
16-Apr-2013 00:24

1. Haitian Revolution 1791-1804
2. Irish Rebellion 1798
3. Sino-Japanese war 1894-1895
4. Paraguayan war 1864-1870
5. Rhodesian Bush war 1964-1979

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