Shortest Wars In History: Everyone knows about the wars that lasted for years, but do you know about the shortest war in history?
Surprisingly, it lasted 38 minutes, but even the longest battle on this list took only 24 days.
Georgia-Armenia War – 24 Days
These are the five shortest wars in history:
The Democratic Republic of Armenia and the Democratic Republic of Georgia joined the Great War on December 7, 1918. It ended on December 31, 1918:
The dispute involved the provinces of Lori, Borchali and Javankheti. These territories were previously controlled by the Ottoman Empire, but with the defeat of World War I, these regions began to increase their claims in the region.
The war ended after 24 days without any winner by stopping the shooting. The conflict zone was controlled by the Georgian government and the Armenian government. Both countries lost thousands of men in the conflict.
Serbian-Bulgarian War – 14 Days
Serbia and Bulgaria have long been at loggerheads, but in November 1885 they had a 14-day conflict. The war began on November 14, 1885, and lasted until the 28th with a Bulgarian victory:
The war ended with the intervention of Austria and Hungary as they threatened to end the conflict immediately or take military action against Bulgaria. Bulgaria lost 550 men in the conflict and 700 to 800 were recorded on the Serbian side.
India-Pakistani Conflict 1971 – 13 Days
The complete war between India and Pakistan was the third shortest war in the history of the world. 13 days. However, it is believed that between 300,000 and 3-million civilians were killed in Bangladesh by soldiers during the conflict.
The Indo-Pakistani conflict began during the Civil War in Bangladesh. What started as a political upheaval between the Eastern and Western leadership of Pakistan, led to the Pakistani military raiding of Indian airports. This put India in conflict.
The war began on December 3, 1971, and ended on December 16, with the fall of Dacca and the consecration of the Pakistani Army in Bangladesh.
Six Days War – Six Days
The six-day war is the second shortest war in history and was between Israel and the Arab states of Syria, Jordan, and Egypt. It started on June 5 and lasted six days, ending June 10, 1967.
Tensions in the region began for a long time, as Egyptian troops cooperated with Israeli forces in border disputes. The full-scale war began when Israeli forces launched a major offensive on June 5:
On June 11, both sides announced that a ceasefire would be called off after the United Nations intervention. More than 21,000 people have died during this time. During the war, Israel occupied territories of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and Eastern Jerusalem.
Anglo-Zanzibar War – 38 minutes
Anglo-Zanzibar is the shortest war in the history of the world. The war period lasted no more than 38 minutes, starting at 9:00 am and ending at 9:38 pm on August 27, 1896.
The war began with the death of the Sultan of Zanzibar, Hamad bin Thuwaini. After the king’s death, his nephew seized power, but the British rejected his rule. The British gave an hour to the late Khalid bin Bargash, Sultan’s nephew, at 8 am on the 27th of August to surrender, and at the end of the last term, they started bombing.
Soldiers crossed the border, and Bargash fled to the German embassy. Order returned within 38 minutes. Britain then appointed Hamud bin Muhammad as Sultan.