Top 10 Shortest Wars In History


Since the dawn of man, people of all cultures, races, and creeds have been fighting and killing each others for whatever reason they thought was worth dying for at the time. We have but to look at world events these few past years to see just how destructive and terrifying warfare can be, especially when civilians get caught in the crossfire. But it’s not always that wars drag on for years, causing millions of refugees and destroying thousands of families in the process.

Sometimes, wars finish a lot sooner than anybody involved would expect, with minimal casualties on both sides. Today, we’ll be talking about the ten shortest wars in history and their outcome.

8Second Balkan War – 32 days

The Second Balkan War was fought in 1913 between Bulgaria on one side and Greek-Serbian alliance on the other. Romania and the Ottoman Empire also intervened against Bulgaria at the time, making the war unwinnable for Bulgaria who had to concede defeat after just 32 days. Interestingly enough, Bulgaria lost most of the territories it gained in the First Balkan War, most of which without firing a single shot.