5. Serbo-Bulgarian War
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.
4. Indo-Pakistan War
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.
3. Argentina vs United Kingdom
In 1982, Falklands War started between Argentina and the United Kingdom. This conflict was roughly 3 months long. The major cause of dispute was the occupation of border regions – Falklands Island, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich Islands. Although, neither side initiated the war per se. However, it started when Argentina considered the invasion of South Georgia in March 1982 as a re-occupation of its own territory, while the UK regarded it as a threat and attack on its territory. The war resulted in victory for the United Kingdom. Argentina surrendered in June 1982.
2. Sino-Vietnamese War
Sino-Vietnamese War is the next entry on our list of ten shortest wars fought in history. A border dispute emerged between the neighboring states of Vietnam and China. It turned into a full-fledged war and lasted for about 27 days. The War actually started with China’s discomfort over Vietnam’s occupation of Cambodia and the ousting of the pro-China dictator Khmer Rouge. Both sides claimed victory in this 27-day war.
1. Balkans War
So, what do we have next on our list of ten shortest wars ever fought in human history? The Balkans underwent a series of short wars before the First World War took place. A 32-day war began in 1913 between Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece. This being the second most significant war in the conflict was short but played a major role in twisting and turning the events of the war. The primary outcome of the war was the strength and power gained by Serbia and the expansion of the Ottoman Empire. This is by far the shortest war ever to have taken place in the human history.
Let’s hope and pray that there are no more wars in the future, that we all live peacefully and respect each other’s boundaries and rights. If you have any piece of information that you might want to share with us regarding the shortest wars ever fought, please don’t hesitate to post your comment on our list of 10 shortest wars fought in history