Wars Fought in the Balkans 376 to 1995

Balkans Wars

This timeline details the main wars that have taken place in the Balkans region

376 to 382
First Gothic War (Part of the Germanic Wars)
Fought between: The Roman Empire against The Goths
Location: The Balkans
Result: The Goths became nominal subjects of the Roman Empire.
839 to 842
839 to 842
Bulgarian-Serbian War
Fought between: Serbian Kingdom against Bulgarian Empire
Location: Balkan Peninsula
Result: Serbian victory
854 to 1000
Bulgarian-Croatian War
Fought between: Croatian Kingdom against Bulgarian Empire
Cold War Chronology
Location: Western Balkan Peninsula
Result: Inconclusive
30th June 1876 to 28th February
Serbo-Turkish War
Fought between: Serbia against Ottoman Empire
Location: Serbia
Result: Serbian victory, Serbia gained independence
24th April 1877 to 3rd March 1878
Russo-Turkish War
Fought between: Russia, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro against Ottoman Empire
Result: Ottoman Empire defeat
1912, 8th October to 1913, 13th May
First Balkan War
Fought between: Ottoman Empire against Balkan League (Greece, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria)
Location: Balkan Peninsula
Result: Balkan League victory
1913, 16th June 1913 to 18th July
Second Balkan War
Fought between: Bulgaria against Greece, Serbia, Montenegro, Ottoman Empire, Romania
Location: Balkan Peninsula
Result – Bulgarian defeat
1939, 1st September to 1945, 2nd September
World War II Balkans Campaign
Fought between: Axis Powers – Germany, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria against against Allies – United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Greece, Yugoslavia
Location: Albania, Greece, Yugoslavia
Result: Axis victory
1988, 1st March to 1999, 10th June
Kosovo War
Fought between: Kosovo, Albania, Croatia, NATO against Yugoslavia
Location: Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Albania
Result: Yugoslav troops withdrew from Kosovo
1991, 31st March to 1995, 12th November
Croatian War of Independence
Fought between: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina against Yugoslavia, Serbs
Location: Croatia
Result: Croatian victory
1991, 27th June to 1991, 7th July
The Ten Day War
Fought between: Slovenia against Yugoslavia
Location: Slovenia
Result: Slovenian victory
1992, 1st March to 1995, 14th December
Bosnian War
Fought between: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, NATO against Yugoslavia
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Result: Stalemate, partition of Bosnia and Herzegovina


First published 2015; updated and republished Jan 28 2022 @ 11:38 pm – Updated – Jan 28, 2022 @ 11:39 pm

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Heather Y Wheeler. (2015 – 2022). Wars Fought in the Balkans 376 to 1995. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/wars-fought-in-the-balkans-376-to-1995. Last accessed August 6th, 2022