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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[]

Atomic bomb

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

Vaadwaur homeworld surface

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.

Conflicts of the 19th century[]

Washington crossing the Delaware, time stream

George Washington crosses the Delaware during the American Revolution

American Civil War, time stream

A scene from the American Civil War

Conflicts of the 20th century[]

First World War

Earth's First world war

White Sands zero hour

Nuclear Weapons development, part of cold war strategy

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. According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia, 4th ed., vol. 2, p. 397, the USS Tian An Men was named in honor of those who lost their lives during the protests.

Conflicts of the 21st century[]

Bell Riots

The Bell Riots


A court during the Post-atomic horror

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.

The Iraq War, while not explicitly mentioned, 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[]

Xindi weapon beam

The Xindi probe strikes Earth

Vulcan cruisers open fire

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 of Organia

Klingon invasion forces on Organia

USS Enterprise misses the Reliant

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[]

Wolf 359 wreckage 1

Wreckage after the Battle of Wolf 359

Federation Alliance fleet

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.

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.

This conflict was started by Q Junior on a whim, and may have been corrected by Q along with his son's other transgressions.

Conflicts of the 25th century[]

Conflicts of the (possible) future[]

Battle of Procyon V

Battle of Procyon V

26th century

30th century

31st century

33rd century

Conflicts with indeterminate dates[]

Klingon-Borg encounter

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.

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.

This may refer to the Time of Awakening, during which the logicians led by Surak fought at least one war against "those who march beneath the raptor's wings".

Romulan life spans were never specified, but are likely similar to Vulcan ones, i.e. about two centuries.

Alternate timelines[]

White House, Storm Front

German forces occupy Washington, DC

Earth crumbling

Earth destroyed by the Xindi

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 naval battle (as opposed to scuttling).

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 Admiral Janeway's confidence in "Endgame", her assertion that the Borg are no longer a threat to the Federation as of 2404 might have been proven in combat.
  • "Endgame" also mentioned a seemingly serious conflict between Voyager and the Fen Domar in the 2380s.
  • "Shockwave" showed a future where Earth was in ruins in the 29th century, but did not specify if this was the result of direct conflict.

Alternate reality[]

Vulcan consumed by black hole

Vulcan destroyed by Nero

The timeline of these incidents is ambiguous. Admiral Marcus claims that they occurred an unspecified time between 2151 and 2259.

Mirror universe[]

Shotgun used by Zefram Cochrane (mirror)

Zefram Cochrane sets off Terran expansion into space

Note that many of these events are without clear dates.

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



Hippocrates Noah map

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[]

Sailing ship firing, time stream

An unknown ship, firing its cannons for unknown reasons

See also[]

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