List of wars involving Mexico

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This is a list of wars involving the United Mexican States .

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Mexico has been involved in numerous different military conflicts over the years, with most being civil/internal wars.

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ConflictCombatant 1Combatant 2Results
Mexican War of Independence
(18101821)
Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg  Mexico
Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg Mexican Insurgents
European Volunteers
Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg Mexican Ex-Royalists
Flag of the Three Guarantees.svg Army of the Three Guarantees

Flag of the United States.svg United States

Flag of Spain (1785-1873, 1875-1931).svg  Spain
Flag of Spain (1785-1873, 1875-1931).svg Spanish Royalists
Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg Mexican Royalists
Victory
Long Expedition
(1819)
Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg First Mexican Empire
Flag of the Three Guarantees.svg Army of the Three Guarantees
Colonel James Long's Flag.svg Texan Filibusters Victory
  • Rebels defeated and captured
  • James Long executed
Texas–Indian Wars
(18201875)
Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg First Mexican Empire
Flag of Spain (1785-1873, 1875-1931).svg  Spain
Flag of the United States (1820-1822).svg  United States
Flag of Texas.svg  Republic of Texas
Comanche Victory
  • Extinction of many tribes in Texas, including the Karankawan, Akokisa and Bidui
Spanish Attempts to Reconquer Mexico
(1821–1829)
Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg First Mexican Empire (1821–1822)
Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg  Mexico


Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Victory
Comanche–Mexico Wars
(18211870)
Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg First Mexican Empire (1821–1822)
Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg  Mexico


Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Comanche
Kiowa
Victory
  • Many successful raids by Comanche
  • Comanche gradually defeated in Mexico and the United States
Apache–Mexico Wars
(18211915)
Part of the Mexican Indian Wars and the American Indian Wars

Bandera de la Corona de Castilla.png  Crown of Castile (1600s–1716)


Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (1600s–1821)


Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg First Mexican Empire (1821–1822)
Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg  Mexico (after 1822)


Flag of the United States.svg  United States


Flag of the Confederate States of America (1861-1863).svg  Confederate States (1861–1865)

Apache Victory
  • Apache gradually defeated in Mexico and the United States
Yaqui Wars
(18211929)
Part of the Mexican Indian Wars
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (1533–1821)

Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg First Mexican Empire (1821–1822)
Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg  Mexico (after 1822)


Flag of the United States.svg  United States (1896–1918)

Flag of the Yaqui tribe.png Yaqui Victory
  • Yaqui revolts put down
Mexican Indian Wars
(1821-1933)

Bandera de la Corona de Castilla.png  Crown of Castile
(1519–1716)
Tlaxcalans and other Native Indian allies of Spain (1519–1821)
Flag of Spain (1785-1873, 1875-1931).svg  Spain (1716–1823)
Flag of the United Mexican States (1916-1934).svg  Mexico
(1821–1933)
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala (1823-1933)
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras (1823-1933)
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador (1823-1933)


Flag of England.svg  England (1638-1707)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom (1707-1862)
Flag of British Honduras (1919-1981).svg  British Honduras (1862-1933)


Flag of Texas.svg  Republic of Texas (1836–1846)
1stBearFlag.svg California Republic (1846)
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States (1850-1933)
Flag of the Confederate States of America (1861-1863).svg  Confederate States (1861–1865)

Various Native Mexicans

Mexican, Guatemalan, Honduran and Salvadoran victory
Casa Mata Plan Revolution
(1822-1823)

Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Republicans
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of the Gran Colombia.svg  Gran Colombia

Flag of the United States.svg United States

Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg Imperialist
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain

Republican Victory
Rebellion of Oaxaca
(1823)

Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Provisional government

Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Oaxaca

Provisional Government Victory

Rebellion of Guadalajara
(1823)

Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Provisional government

Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Jalisco

Victory of the provisionalGovernment

• Constitution of Colima as Territory of the Nation

Rebellion of Puebla
(1823)

Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Provisional government

Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg Mexican Independents

Victory of the provisionalGovernment

Revolt of Querétaro
(1823)

Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Provisional government

Bandera del Primer Imperio Mexicano.svg Mexican Independents

Victory of the provisionalGovernment

Fredonian Rebellion
(1826–1827)
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg  Mexico
Comanche tribes (peace treaty)
Fredonian Rebellion Flag of 1826.svg Texan Rebels
Comanche tribes (initial plotting support)
Victory
  • Edwards Rebels defeated
  • Comanches convinced to back down and peace treaty established
  • Mexican amnesty for rebels except the Edwards brothers, Martin Parmer, and Adolphus Sterne
  • A larger Mexican garrison established in Nacogdoches
  • Law restricting immigration into Texas
  • The Edwards flee to the United States (returning later for the Texas Revolution)
Conservative Coup
(18291831)
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Conservatives Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Liberals Conservative Victory
Rebellion in Zacatecas
(1835)

Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Centralist

Flag of Zacatecas.svg Zacatecan rebels

Centralist Victory

Texas Revolution
(18351836)
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg  Mexico Flag of Texas.svg  Republic of Texas
Flag of the United States (1846-1847).svg  United States (support)
Defeat
First Franco–Mexican War
(18381839)
also known as the Pastry War
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg  Mexico Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of the United States (1837-1845).svg  United States
Defeat
  • Mexican government accepts to pay the 600,000 pesos
Republic of the Rio Grande
(1840)
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg  Mexico Flag of the Republic of the Rio Grande.svg Republic of the Rio Grande Mexican Victory
  • Dissolution of the Republic of Rio Grande.
Mier expedition
(1842-1843)

Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg  Mexico

Flag of Texas.svg  Texas

Mexican Victory

• Texan soldiers were forced to surrender

Mexican–American War
(18461848)
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg  Mexico Flag of the United States (1846-1847).svg  United States
1stBearFlag.svg California Republic
Defeat
Caste War of Yucatán
(18471901)
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg  Mexico
Flag of the Republic of Yucatan.svg Republic of Yucatán
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of British Honduras (1919-1981).svg  British Honduras
Maya Victory
  • Republic of Yucatán rejoins the United Mexican States in 1848
  • Mayas achieve an independent state from 1847–1883
  • Mexico recaptures Yucatán
  • Conflict between the Mexicans and the Mayans continued until 1933
Expedition of William Walker to Baja California and Sonora
(1853)
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg  Mexico Flag of the Republic of Sonora.svg Republic of Sonora
Flag of the Republic of Lower California.svg Republic of Baja California
Mexican Victory
  • Wiliam Walker trial in San Diego.
Revolution of Ayutla
(18541855)
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Liberals Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Conservatives Liberal Victory
Reform War
(18571861)
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Liberals
Flag of the United States (1851-1858).svg  United States
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Conservatives Liberal Victory
Cortina Troubles
(18591861)
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg  Mexico
Flag of the United States (1859-1861).svg  United States
Flag of the Confederate States of America (1861-1863).svg  Confederate States
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Cortinista militiaVictory
  • Raids ended
Second Franco–Mexican War
(18611867)
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg  Mexico
Flag of the United States (1865-1867).svg  United States
Flag of France.svg French Empire
Flag of Mexico (1864-1867).svg Mexican Empire
Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg  Austrian Empire
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Flag of Spain (1785-1873, 1875-1931).svg  Spain
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of Egypt (1844-1867).svg Egypt Eyalet
Coat of arms of the January Uprising.svg Polish Revolutionaries
Victory
Victorio's War
(18791881)
Flag of the United States (1877-1890).svg  United States
Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg  Mexico
Apache Victory
  • Apache defeated
Garza Revolution
(18911893)
Flag of Mexico (1893-1916).svg  Mexico
Flag of the United States (1891-1896).svg  United States
GarzistasVictory
  • Garza Revolution defeated
Mexican annexation of Clipperton Island
(1897)
Flag of Mexico (1893-1916).svg  Mexico Flag of France.svg  France Victory
  • Mexican annexation, colony established
Venezuelan Crisis of 1902–1903
(19021903)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of the German Empire.svg  Germany
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg  Italy
Flag of Spain (1785-1873, 1875-1931).svg  Spain
Flag of Mexico (1893-1916).svg  Mexico
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Flag of Venezuela (1863-1905).svg  Venezuela
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg  United States
Compromise
  • Arbitration by Washington
    • European powers ceasefire
    • Blockade on Venezuela lifted
    • Payment plan of Venezuelan debt to the European powers established
    • Articulation of the Roosevelt Corollary
Mexican Revolution
(19101920)
Flag of Mexico (1893-1916).svg Counter-Revolutionaries

Flag of Mexico (1893-1916).svg  Mexico


Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States (1910–1913)


Flag of the German Empire.svg  Germany (1913–1917)


Flag of the United Mexican States (1916-1934).svg Revolutionaries

Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States (1913–1918)


Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom (1916–1918)


Flag of the German Empire.svg  Germany (1917)


Revolutionary Victory
Border War
(19101919)
Flag of the United Mexican States (1916-1934).svg  Mexico
Flag of the German Empire.svg  Germany
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Defeat
  • Seditionist insurgency suppressed
  • Permanent border wall established

Magonista rebellion of 1911
(1911)

Flag of Mexico (1893-1916).svg Mexico

Flag of Partido Liberal Mexicano.svg Partido Liberal Mexicano

Mexican victory

• Failure of the libertarian insurrection.

Cristero War
(19261929)
Flag of the United Mexican States (1916-1934).svg Mexican Government Mexico Flag Cristeros.svg Cristeros
National League for the Defense of Religious Liberty
Knights of Columbus
Government Ceasefire
Escobar Rebellion
(1929)

Flag of the United Mexican States (1916-1934).svg Mexican Government

Escobar RebelsGovermant Victory
  • Ecobar rebels defeated
Spanish Civil War
(19371939)
Flag of Spain 1931 1939.svg Second Spanish Republic
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Catalonia.svg Generalitat de Catalunya
Flag of Spain (1938-1945).svg Nationalist Spain
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg  Germany
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg  Italy


Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Defeat
  • End of the Second Spanish Republic
  • Rise of the Francoist Spain Military dictatorship
World War II
(19421945)

Philippines campaign (1944–1945)

Pacific war

Battle of Luzon

Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union


Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  China
Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
British Raj Red Ensign.svg  India
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa
Yugoslav Partisans flag 1945.svg  Yugoslavia
Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg  Greece
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil
Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg  Mexico
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg  Ethiopia
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru
Flag of the Arab Federation.svg  Iraq
Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Flag of Persia (1907).svg  Iran
Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
Flag of Egypt (1922-1958).svg  Egypt
Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg  Syria
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon
Flag of Saudi Arabia (1938-1973).svg  Saudi Arabia
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia

Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg  Germany


Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg  Japan
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg  Italy
Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg  Hungary
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Flag of Manchukuo.svg  Manchukuo
Flag of the Mengjiang.svg  Mengjiang
Flag of Independent State of Croatia.svg  Croatia
Flag of First Slovak Republic 1939-1945.svg  Slovakia
Flag of the State of Burma (1943-45).svg  State of Burma

Victory
Mexico–Guatemala Conflict
(19581959)
Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg  Mexico Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Ceasefire
  • Mexican retaliation halted by newly elected president Adolfo López Mateos
  • Diplomatic relations between the two nations are frozen for several months
  • South American meditation helps to prevent escalation
Nicaraguan Revolution
(19621990)
Flag of the FSLN.png FSLN
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg  Libya
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Bulgaria
Flag of Romania (1952-1965).svg  Romania
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile

Flag of France.svg France

Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal

Flag of Spain.svg Spain

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China

Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil

Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina

Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay

Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay

Flag of Peru.svg Peru

Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia

Flag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador

Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela

Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia

Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia

Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand

Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom

Flag of Nicaragua.svg Somoza Dynasty


Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Victory: Regime change in Nicaragua
  • Overthrow of the Somoza family dictatorship
  • Rise to power of the National Opposition Union
Dirty War
(19681982)
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Special "White Brigade" and other death squads
Left-wing groups: Victory
Zapatista Uprising
(1994)
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Flag of the EZLN.svg EZLN Victory
Mexican Drug War
(2006present)
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Mexican Drug Cartels
Other Latin American DTOs
Ongoing

Flag of the United States.svg  United States

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