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"War - what is it good for?"

The following is a list of all military conflicts, rebellions, coups, etc. that have occurred from the distant past to the far future, organized by date.

Distant past

An Atomic bomb is used during the Time of Awakening on Vulcan

Orbital bombardment of the Vaadwaur homeworld

Or more precisely, until 1,000 years before 2367; this date assumes that Ventaxan years are equal to Earth years.
The episode specified this as ten years later.

19th century

George Washington crosses the Delaware during the American Revolution

A scene from the American Civil War

19th century

20th century

Earth's First world war

Nuclear Weapons development, part of cold war strategy

20th century

Additionally, the atomic bombing of Nagasaki was alluded to with a picture of the Fat Man bomb in the resetting time stream.
The violent suppression of this 1989 protest was glimpsed in the time stream as it reset.

Conflicts of the 21st century

The Bell Riots

A court during the Post-atomic horror

21st century

Though an image of a burning World Trade Center was seen in the time stream, no information besides the image was given concerning the nature of the incident.
Furthermore, while the Iraq War was not explicitly mentioned, it was heavily alluded to, through an article in Daniels' database which mentioned George W. Bush's plans to unseat Saddam Hussein.
A conflict referred to as the Sino-Western trouble was referenced in the second revised final draft script of TOS: "The Corbomite Maneuver", which additionally implied it also had taken place in the 21st century.

Conflicts of the 22nd century

The Xindi probe strikes Earth

Battle of Andoria, the final battle in the Vulcan-Andorian conflict

22nd century

Can be deduced to be between 2115 when Phlox became a doctor and 2149, when he joined the Interspecies Medical Exchange.
Wiped from history, but implied to be restored.
This was described as a "fierce internal struggle", but falling short of a civil war.

Conflicts of the 23rd century

Klingon invasion forces on Organia

Battle of the Mutara Nebula, Khan Noonien Singh's final stand

It seems likely that this conflict started at some point after the cultural changes on the planet which started in 2168.
Kirk called the events of the episode a civil war.

Conflicts of the 24th century

Wreckage after the Battle of Wolf 359

The First Battle of Chin'toka, part of the Dominion War

24th century

The dialogue heavily implies, but does not make it explicit that these disputes are between the Federation and the Cardassians.
This conflict would have active during the professional career of Gaila.

Dominion cold war and war

Between the battle of the Tyra system and Operation Return, a large operation called the "Bolian Operation" also took place. It is unknown if this was a battle or something else, though many lives hung in the balance.
At this point in the war there was also some kind of Jem'Hadar mission to Coridanite, though it's unclear if this was an attack or some kind of covert operation.
    • Romulan strikes on fifteen bases along Cardassian border: 2374
These strikes were said to be the opening strikes in the Romulan involvement.

Conflicts involving the Borg

Delta Quadrant regional conflicts

Excluding those involving the Federation through USS Equinox or USS Voyager.

Conflicts of the (possible) future

Battle of Procyon V

26th century

31st century

33rd century

Conflicts with indeterminate dates

Unspecified battle between the Klingon Defense Force and a Borg cube

While not named or dated in canon, this seems to refer to the Mexican War of Independence fought between 1810 and 1821.
  • Andorian-Tellarite conflict
Asuming Tellarites have Human-like lifespans, this was most likely in the 22nd century.
Asuming Betazoids have Human-like lifespans, this was most likely in the 24th century.
This was shown in a viewscreen graphic on the USS Enterprise-D, taken from the Spaceflight Chronology, which further explained the attacks were by Romulans in the buildup to the Earth-Romulan war.
Dialogue implies this happened during Picard's lifetime and most likely even during his Starfleet carreer.
  • Wars on Earth over Black pepper, paprika, mustard seed, cayenne, and other such resources. (ENT: "Rajiin")

Involving the Klingon Empire

Since this battle was commanded by a Klingon Emperor called Sompek, and the last Emperor reigned in the mid-21st century, it can be assumed that the battle took place before that time.
This was also ordered by a Klingon emperor, and thus most likely before the mid-21st century.
Martok's quote that he has hated Kor's "name for almost thirty years" would put his service on the flagship and the Romulan attack sometime in the late 2340s/early 2350s.

During Kahless' life

Some inconsistencies exist concerning the exact dating of Kahless' life. See the note here for details.
This battle might or might not be part of his uprising against Molor.

Involving the Romulan Star Empire

Conflicts involving both the Romulans and the Klingons have been listed under the Klingon Empire section.
Based on dialogue from TOS: "Balance of Terror". Romulan life spans were never specified, but are likely similar to Vulcan ones, i.e. about two centuries.

Alternate timelines

German forces occupy Washington, DC

Earth destroyed by the Xindi

  • Nazi Germany conquest of Earth
Seen in ENT: "Storm Front". Given that the sinking of the USS Enterprise was thought to have left no survivors, it was probably also sunk as a result of a battle (as opposed to scuttling).
  • Alternate reality invasion of Federation space by the Borg (before 2370)
This reality was evidenced in one of the realities witnessed in "Parallels". The Borg were described as being "everywhere".
Seen in Q's anti-time timeline.
A few vaguely referenced incidents might also qualify. "The Visitor" showed hostilities between the Federation and the Klingon empire, and while war was not mentioned, these seemed serious enough that Starfleet was forced to hand over control of Deep Space 9. Given Janeway's confidence, her assertion that the Borg are no longer a threat to the Federation in "Endgame" might have been proven in combat. The same episode also mentioned a seemingly serious conflict between Voyager and the Fen Domar. "Shockwave" showed a future where Earth was in ruins, but did not specify if this was the result of direct conflict.

Alternate reality

Vulcan destroyed by Nero

Furthermore, Admiral Marcus claimed that in his personal opinion, war between the Klingons and the Federation in 2259 had already begun.

Mirror universe

Zefram Cochrane sets off Terran expansion into space

Note that many of these events are without clear dates.
A number of unspecified conquests seem to have taken place also. Between 2063 and 2155, Earth had conquered the Vulcans and the Gorlans, and seemingly at least partially conquered or enslaved the Andorians, Tellarites, Denobulans, and Orions, as well as some unidentified species.

Averted conflicts

These are planned conflicts which were stopped before they could start.

Accounts of conflicts proven to be false

Alleged advance scouts for the Ferengi invasion of Earth


Earth's continents destroyed

Some of these might still be based on real events.
Note that the other Hirogen scenarios featured in the episode were based on real incidents.

Other and unsure

An unknown ship, firing its cannons for unknown reasons

  • The vast majority of species assimilated by the Borg were presumably, at least briefly, in conflict with them.
  • When taken together, the short life expectancies of Jem'Hadar, together with the fact that very few don't die in battle, would suggest that the Dominion is constantly involved in conflict, even beyond those seen.
  • A number of species were said to have once been warlike, even if no specific conflicts were named:
    • Argelius II was very violent before its Great Awakening. It is unknown if this violence extended to armed conflict. Skorr can similary be assumed to have been involved in many conflicts before their awakening.
    • Ekosians were a said to be a warlike people until at least a few years before 2268.
    • By 2366, Chrysalians had been at peace for ten generations.
  • A number of species were said to have a reputation as warriors or conquerors, even if no specific conflicts were mentioned:
    • Kelvans were implied to have a tradition of conquest.
    • Remans were said to have historically been known as great warriors, and as such presumably fought in a number of conflicts, even before the Dominion War.
    • The hordes of Persia were mentioned.
  • On a few occasions, it was said that war or conflict was looming or imminent somewhere, and that statement was not followed up on.
  • "The Magnificent Ferengi" (set during the Dominion War) mentioned that several Starfleet missions into Cardassian space had not returned. While not explicitly said, presumably this was the result of battle.
  • The Cardassian wars caused many deaths on Camor V. However, the exact cause was not explicitly stated.
  • The fact that Romulans in the 2150 held a strict doctrine of unlimited expansion would suggest that they engaged in conquest in the period before the Earth-Romulan War.
  • The N'Kree were attempting to recruit the Silver Blood USS Voyager into their battle fleet in either 2374 or 2375.
  • A particular sailing ship firing was seen in both the Guardian of Forever and the resetting time stream.
  • Armenia and Belgium were said to have been located on "natural invasion routes."
  • Trelane asked Kirk if Uhura was "a Nubian prize, taken on one of your raids of conquest...?"
  • The Vaadwaur apparently raided and conquered many species before their defeat in the 15th century. This included conflict with the Talax-ilzay, and possibly the Turei.
  • Warlords were known to operate on Preenos and Kelis' homeworld.
  • The Carnelian minefield was presumably deployed in the context of some conflict.
  • Ramses, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Lee Kuan, and Krotus were individuals known to have pursued power and conquest. Genghis Khan, Maltuvis, and Ferris were not explicitly said to have engaged in conquest, but were nonetheless compared to some of these people.
  • Quark mentioned a Minnobia-Vek war as part of a plot, and given the circumstances most likely would not dare to make names up.
  • Luther Sloan claimed that his son was killed in a Dominion attack on a Federation convoy, but given that he was posing as someone he was not at the time, that may have been made up.
  • Quark alluded to Emperor Worf's plans for mass destruction, genocide, and other things. (DS9: "The Emperor's New Cloak")
  • In 2375, Weyoun 7 stated that the Romulan colony in the Unroth system was ripe for attack, but this was not followed up. (DS9: "Strange Bedfellows")
  • Paul Stamets implied a large number of battles had been in order to corner the supply of dilithium. (DIS: "An Obol for Charon")
  • The Cardassian Liberation Front debated attacking Adarak Prime, but no decision was seen to be reached.

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