What is the shortest war ever fought? | Yahoo Answers
Since Biblical times and before, man has been constantly fighting. It seems that never a year goes by without one war or another starting or finishing. Some of these wars take many years and have very high death tolls, but there have also been some extraordinarily short wars. The following is the list of world's shortest wars ever taken place.
Ever since India and Pakistan separated from the British Union and formed independent states both remained hostile to one another. In 1971, India and Pakistan got into one of the shortest wars ever fought in the history of mankind. No wonder, you have it here on our list of ten shortest wars fought in history. The military conflict between the two neighboring states started on 3rd December and ended on 16th December, 1971, therefore, making it a 13 days war.
The shortest war ever fought in the United States lasted only one day and took place against the self proclaimed "Free State Of Van Zandt" right here in East Texas. While there are many versions of the story, Alvis Allen, Van Zandt County Geneological Society Historian, has researched the facts and the legends.On the lighter side, it may be uplifting to present a piece of obscure U.S. history by telling the story of the shortest war ever fought by the United States. We know it to have lasted only one day and took place against a self-declared independent state located within the U.S.On December 11th 1845 the Khalsa crossed the river, and Hardinge declared war. So began what George Macdonald Fraser’s Flashman called “the bloodiest, shortest war ever fought in India”. It was to be a war of battles.Below is the recommendation and reference answer for question "What was the shortist war ever?" It was collected and sorted by the editor of this site but not sure the answer is entirely accurate.Since Biblical times and before, man has been constantly fighting. It seems that never a year goes by without one war or another starting or finishing. Some of these wars take many years and have very high death tolls, but there have also been some extraordinarily short wars. The following is the list of world's shortest wars ever taken place. Britain has been involved in most “record-breaking” Wars. Longest, bloodiest, most unnecessary, greatest stands, worst defeats, most heroic charges… So it should come then as no surprise that they (and their dance partner Zanzibar) also hold the record for the shortest war ever.The British inflicted 500 casualties on the forces of Zanzibar in 1896, defeating the African nation in about 38 minutes. One Royal Navy sailor was injured in the war. The conflict has gone down in history as the shortest war ever recorded.The Serbo-Bulgarian War began in 1885 and was fought between Bulgaria and Serbia. You have found it here on our list of ten shortest wars ever fought in the human history as the war lasted only for 14 days. Even though the war was short but it does possess great historical significance. One of the major outcomes of the war was the acceptance of the Unification of Bulgaria by the Europeans. The unification took place in September, 1885 but was not acknowledged by the Europeans until the 14-day war. The picture that you can view above is of a 47mm mountain gun used in the Serbo-Bulgarian War. It is exhibited at Sofia Military Museum.