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CrazyWombat's Name that War

Based on the combatants and time period, name the war - or series of wars.
Includes fictional wars
Quiz by CrazyWombat
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Last updated: June 6, 2015
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First submittedJuly 5, 2012
Times taken15,320
Average score56.5%
Rating3.88
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Belligerents
Belligerents
Years
War
United States + coalition
Iraq
1990-1991
Gulf War
United States + allies
Taliban
2001-
War in Afghanistan
South Korea, United States, others
North Korea, China, USSR
1950-1953
Korean War
United States
United Kingdom
1812-1815
War of 1812
Greek Alliance
Troy
circa 1200 B.C.E.
Trojan War
Allied Powers
Central Powers
1914-1918
World War I
Rome
Carthage
several
Punic Wars
South Vietnam, United States, others
North Vietnam,
with Communist support
1955-1975
Vietnam War
The Empire
Rebel Alliance
A long, long
time ago
Star Wars
United Kingdom, Prussia
France, Habsburg Empire,
Russia, Spain
1756-1763
Seven Years' War
NATO
Eastern Bloc
1947-1991
Cold War
England
France
1337-1453
Hundred Years' War
Spain
United States
1898
Spanish-American War
Egypt, Syria, others
Israel
1973
Yom Kippur War
Russia
France, United Kingdom,
Ottoman Empire
1853-1856
Crimean War
United States
Mexico
1846-1848
Mexican-American War
Russia
Japan
1904-1905
Russo-Japanese War
United Kingdom
Argentina
1982
Falklands War
France
German Empire
1870-1871
Franco-Prussian War
United Kingdom
Qing Dyanasty
1839-1842
First Opium War
House of York
House of Lancaster
1455-1485
Wars of the Roses
Finland
USSR
1939-1940
Winter War
India
Pakistan
several
Indo-Pakistani Wars
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Level 43
May 30, 2012
The "Flakand" war was accually known as the Falklands war so this should be accepted and it waouldnt accept "Hundread Years War"
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Level 52
May 30, 2012
I honestly don't know what you're talking about it has always accepted "Hundred years war" and has always been spelled the falkland war. I have not once edited this quiz.
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Level 83
Feb 10, 2013
He said it wouldn't accept "hundread years war," not "hundred years war."
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Level 71
Jan 11, 2021
Nice quiz! Here's another similar one I made: https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/245068/famous-civil-wars
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Level 28
May 30, 2012
Add common abbreviations (i.e. WWI) and change starts with to containing. Other than that it's a good quiz!
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Level 52
May 30, 2012
Yeah will do but common abbreviations are already on there.
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Level 55
Jul 1, 2012
The war in Star wars is actually the Galactic Civil War
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Level 63
Jul 1, 2012
Yeah! I was trying to remember the specific name of the war before I realized that the quizmaker probably just wanted Star Wars...
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Level 67
Jan 30, 2014
Yeah, that was my first try too. If you're going to include fiction, be thorough about it.
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Level 48
Apr 22, 2014
Geek level = 9000
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Level 35
Jul 28, 2015
Only 9000? :( I'm at least 1000000
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Level 23
Jul 29, 2015
Thank you!!!
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Level 83
Nov 25, 2015
Yeah, that's what I wrote, which thankfully is accepted now. For some reason the obvious answer never occurred to me.
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Level 55
Jul 1, 2012
It's the Wars of the Roses, not just war.
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Level ∞
Jul 1, 2012
Good to know. Fixed!
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Level 83
Feb 10, 2013
Yes. The War of the Roses was fought between Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner.
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Level 89
Jul 28, 2015
Like
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Level 64
Jul 4, 2012
Should accept "Galactic Civil War"
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Level 20
Jul 5, 2012
I was trying to remember what the war was called in star wars. At the end of the test I was kicking myself
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Level 20
Oct 21, 2012
i did not know the official name for wars
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Level 16
Feb 13, 2013
You have to accept "Galactic Civil War" for "Star Wars"--that's the actual name of the war. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the humour, but you should at least accept the correct answer.
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Level 57
Jan 12, 2014
We always call them Indo-Pak wars in India.
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Level 25
Dec 16, 2016
yes
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Level 62
Jan 8, 2018
That sounds a lot more hip and trendy than Indo-Pakistani wars
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Level 39
Feb 14, 2014
Please accept "Galactic Civil War" for Star Wars because that's the actual name of the war
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Level ∞
Feb 14, 2014
That will work now.
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Level 75
Sep 23, 2014
Rather enjoyed this quiz. Got a good chuckle from both having both sides listed as 'belligerents' and from the fictional one listed. I will confess to missing 5 (and then kicking myself when seeing the answers).
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Level 62
Jan 8, 2018
I think using neutral "belligerents" is a great idea. Picking a side to label as the "good guys" or the "aggressors" would quickly politicize the quiz, especially since people around the world use the site. Wouldn't want a Carthaginian logging on and seeing that he was labelled a bad guy,
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Level 33
Oct 27, 2014
Missed Star Wars! *facepalm*
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Level 53
Mar 22, 2015
The Cold War wasn't really a "war".
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2020
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Level 75
Jul 28, 2015
The Vietnamese call the 1955-1975 war on their soil the American War.
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Level 75
Jul 28, 2015
The Hundred Years war must be the ultimate symbol of the futility of war, because the belligerents (love that term!) in 1453 likely didn't have the foggiest idea why their parents' parents' parents started the damn thing in 1337. Maybe it ended when they realised no-one could remember what the original point of it was.
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Level 73
Aug 14, 2018
Kinda sounds like WWI.
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Level 71
Jul 28, 2015
Some of these are really ridiculous. Mexico vs. America = Mexican-American war? There were probably other wars with less obvious answers.
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Level 72
Jul 28, 2015
The wars between India and Pakistan are also with an "obvious" name but still only 8% of the people got them right.
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Level 66
Jul 28, 2015
In the U.S. the referenced war is commonly (99%) called simply the "Mexican War". I couldn't understand why this was not accepted.
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Level 52
May 18, 2017
I've never heard the 'Mexican War'. That's far too broad, considering how many wars we had with them.
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Level 56
May 14, 2019
Well, in Polish we tell on war like that in 80% of wars.
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Level 91
Jul 28, 2015
This is great quiz. Specially I'm glad that there is Finland - USSR 1939 - 1940 war.
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Level 76
Jul 28, 2015
Great quiz. Unfortunately there are probably more than enough wars left to make another one.
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Level 83
Jul 28, 2015
The German Empire was proclaimed in Versailles at the end of the 1870 war with France hence it couldn't be the belligerent in that war. To name the largest German belligerent would give away the answer though.
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Level 68
Jul 28, 2015
Rats! I tried Indi-Pakistani. Oh, well.
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Level 69
Jul 28, 2015
I tried Queen Anne's War, King William's War, War of the Austrian Succession, War of the Spanish Succession, and the French and Indian War. Could not for the life of me remember Seven Years'. If I'd stopped to look at the date longer, I might have figured it out

Though French and Indian was the North American side of the Seven Years' War, so I'll give myself partial credit ;)

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Level 58
Jul 29, 2015
Great Quiz! Qing 'Dyanasty' should be 'Dynasty.'
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Level 56
Jul 29, 2015
I tried 7 years war and thought that should've counted. :/
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Level 48
Dec 20, 2015
You should except Operation Enduring Freedom for "War in Afghanistan" since that's the actual name of the war
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Level 49
Feb 3, 2017
Maybe accept "Talvisota" for the Winter War?
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Level 81
Apr 14, 2019
Nah, it's an English language quiz. Otherwise we can start for example with translation of WW1 (and Great War) in 10 languages of Austria-Hungary and so forth.
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Level 37
May 3, 2017
Great imagination, Quiz Master.

Thank You for an excellent quiz.

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Level 79
Nov 25, 2019
Kashmir conflict should be accepted as a correct answer
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Level 56
Nov 29, 2020
Yeah, but one of the wars was over Bangladesh, not Kashmir
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Level 78
Nov 26, 2019
Surprised that American Civil War wasn't on this list.
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Level 81
Aug 14, 2020
very good quiz ruined by the inclusion of a ridiculous Star wars question , there are enough questions from this rubbish kids / teens movie franchise on other quizzes not to have to spoil this one .
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Level 68
Mar 1, 2023
I agree.∆
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Level 79
Feb 22, 2022
gotta update that afghani war one
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Level 70
Mar 16, 2022
I tried Czar Wars for some reason.
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Level 69
Sep 9, 2022
Isn't the Winter War also known as the Russo-Finnish War?
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Level 22
Dec 15, 2022
I was typing Galactic Civil War for the Star Wars one and when it auto corrected to "Star Wars" I then realized how much of a Star Wars nerd I truly am xD
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Level 83
Feb 24, 2023
War in Afghanistan is over, at least for the US.
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Level 68
Mar 1, 2023
Very good quiz, CrazyWombat. It would be nice to see a military quiz that has lesser known wars and battles, though. I mean, one just has to see a quiz like this and just start tapping in 'WW1', 'WW2', 'Civil War', 'Gulf War', 'Roses', 'Hundred Years' etc and he/she is on a winner. There are thousands of wars and battles out there to choose from, people. There is 'The War of Jenkin's Ear', for example. Has anyone heard of it? Battles? 'The Tearless Battle'. More wars? 'The Spear and Jackson War', 'The Briggs and Stratton War', The Fortnum and Mason War'. Come on, fight fans! Let us party!