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Wars List

This one lists all the wars mentioned in Star Trek, or at least all the ones that I can think of or find in a serach of scripts, encyclopedias, etc. There is a degree of judgement in what to call a war and what not to. For instance, I don't class the Ansata situation as fighting a war because they were terrorists not soldiers. Yet I do include the Cardassian-Bajoran conflict because the Bajorans must have had some sort of government to begin with, and so the initial invasion at least would certainly be a proper war.

Where a specific name for the war was given, I have used that. Elsewhere I have used the format "X-Y war", where X and Y are the names of the combatants in alphabetical order. Sometimes I have included a modifier such as "civil war" or "planetary war" where it seemed appropriate. The episode name listed here is the first episode in which the war is mentioned, and is not necessarily the most prominent mention.

As always, updates and/or corrections are welcome.

NameUp Description Episode
8472-Borg war1 Large but brief conflict between the Borg and a highly advanced species from another universe called "fluidic space". The Borg were badly outnumbered and outclassed by 8472, but were able to force them to retreat with Janeway's assistance.1 Scorpion, Part 1
Acamarian clan wars2 Series of wars fought between various clans of the Acamarian species. The wars finally ended around 2296.2 The Vengeance Factor
Altarian planetary war3 War recently brought to an end in 2267. The ending of the conflict was expected to send ripples clear to the Klingon empire.3 Amok Time
American War of Independance4 Conflict fought between inhabitants of the British colonies in North America and Britain. The British were defeated, leading to the establishment of the United States of America.4 The High Ground
Annari-Kraylor war5 Conflict fought in the Delta Quadrant in 2377. Ensign Kim commanded a Kraylor vessel for a short time.5 Nightingale
Banean-Numiri war6 Conflict which was being fought in the Delta Quadrant when Voyager passed through. Numiri operatives attempted to frame Tom Paris for murder.6 Ex Post Facto
Betreka Nebula incident7 This Klingon-Cardassian conflict was called a minor incident by Garak, but it lasted for some eighteen years according to Bashir.7 The Way of the Warrior
Borg-Federation war8 Somewhat undefined conflict. It could be said to have began in 2364 with the Borg's assimilation of Federation outposts near the Romulan Neutral Zone, and might be considered to have finished in 2377 with Voyager's return to Earth after destroying a large chunk of the Borg. Despite repeated battles, however, there was apparently no formal declaration of war by either side.8 The Neutral Zone
Cardassian-Bajoran war9 Conflict which began in 2328 when the Carassian Union invaded and occupied the planet Bajor. The Bajorans carried out a sporadic terrorist campaign until the Cardassians left in 2369.9 Ensign Ro
Cardassian-Federation war10 Began when the Cardassians massacred the population of the Setlik III outpost. Cost some millions of lives. There are indications that the war was very long, or was a series of intermittent conflicts.10 The Wounded
Cardassian-Klingon war7 This conflict began when Gowron invaded Cardassia in 2372, fearing that the Dominion had infiltrated its new civilian government. The war stalled when the Federation intervened, and ended in 2373 when the Klingons re-joined the Khitomer accords.7 The Way of the Warrior
Cheronian civil war11 Conflict fought some time around 50,000 years ago between those Cheronians who were white on the right side and those who were white on the left side. The wars ultimately destroyed all but two of the Cheronian species.11 Let that be Your Last Battlefield
Cravic-Pralor war12 War fought between two Delta Quadrant species many years ago using robot soldiers. Both sides were destroyed when their robots turned on them.12 Prototype
Daled civil war13 Conflict fought between the inhabitants of Daled IV. The planet rotated once per year, putting one half of it in permanent daylight and one half in permanent night. The two sides warred against one another for centuries.13 The Dauphin
Dominion war14 Major conflict between the Cardassians and Dominion and the Federation, Klingons and Romulans. The war lasted from the end of 2373 through to the end of 2375.14 Call to Arms
Druoda-Salinian war15 Conflict fought between the inhabitants of Salinia Prime and the Druoda. The Druoda used highly advanced sentient missiles. The war ended in 2372/3.15 Warhead
Earth-Romulan war16 Fought with primitive atomic weapons and without any visual communication between the two sides. The war was fought sometime in the 2150s or 2160s and was one of the factors which led to the founding of the Federation.16 Balance of Terror
Ekosian-Zeon war17 War in which the Ekosians attempted to exterminate the Zeons in 2268. The war was caused by cultural contamination introduced by Federation scientist John Gill, who patterened Ekosian society after Earth's Nazi party.17 Patterns of Force
Eminiar-Vendikar war18 Interplanetary conflict which lasted for some five hundred years. The two sides resorted to fighting the war entirely via computer in order to prevent the destructive physical effects of real battles; casualties would voluntarily report to disintergration chambers.18 A Taste of Armageddon
Ennis-Nol'Ennis war19 Conflict fought in the Gamma Quadrant. The dates are uncertain. Some of the combatants on both sides were imprisoned on a moon with nanonic technology to keep them alive forever in a permanent state of war, as a warning to others.19 Battle Lines
Erselrope wars20 Conflict fought prior to 2364. The combatants are unknown, but the planet Minos supplied both sides with weapons in the conflict.20 The Arsenal of Freedom
Eugenics Wars21 Fought on Earth in the 1990s when genetically engineered superhumans seized power across a large portion of the world. Whole populations were bombed out of existence in the war.21 Space Seed
Federation-Husnok war22 Brief conflict in which a Husnock vessel attacked the Federation colony world of Rana IV. A Douwd who lived on Rana destroyed the entire Husnock species in retaliation when they killed his wife.22 The Survivors
Federation-Klingon war7 Short conflict fought between the Federation and Klingons in 2372/3 when the former intervened in the klingon invasion of Cardassia.7 The Way of the Warrior
Federation-Klingon war23 The first war fought between these two powers, Picard said that a disasterous first contact led to "decades of conflict". Precise details are unclear; there could have been at least one other war prior to TOS. Or no proper war at all - it is not known to what extent a "conflict" is a "war" in Picard's mind.23 First Contact
Federation-Klingon war24 Very brief conflict fought between the Federations and Klingons in 2267. The conflict was aborted before any major fighting by the intervention of the Organians.24 Errand of Mercy
Federation-Talarian war25 Fought prior to TNG. The Talarians were apparently heavily outclassed by the Federation, but did win at least some ground actions.25 Suddenly Human
Federation-Tholian conflict26 Conflict apparently fought between the Federation and Tholians in 2353 - the Tholians attacked a Federation starbase in this year, badly injuring Kyle Riker. It is not known if this was a full blown war. 26 The Icarus Factor
Federation-Tzenkethi war27 Conflict between the Federation and Tzenkethi. Sisko's refers to "the LAST Federation-Tzenkethi war" implies that there have been at least two if not more such conflicts.27 Details are few, but since Sisko fought in the war whilst a first officer on the USS Okinawa, the last war would probably have taken place around 2365-69.28 The Adversary
Haakonian-Talaxian war29 Conflict fought sometime within the last few decades between the Talaxians and the Haakonian. The war ended in defeat for the Talaxians when the Metreon Cascade was used to destroy the Rhinax colony.29 Jetrel
Hur'q-Klingon war30 The Hur'q invaded the klingon home world some one thousand years ago.30 The Sword of Kahless
Iconian wars31 Series of wars involving the Iconians, fought some 200,000 years ago. Many believe that the iconians initiated most of these wars, but Picard tended to disagree. The Iconians were eventually defeated.31 Contagion
Ilari civil war32 Planetary conflict which Voyager accidentally became involved in when the leader of one side gained posession of Kes's body.32 Warlord
Interdimensional war33 Conflict fought between the Federation and a species from another dimension. The war culminated in 2554 with the Battle of Procyon Five, in which the Federation defeated the invaders.33 Azati Prime
Kazon-Trabe war34 The Kazon had been subjects of the Trabe, but liberated themselves in this conflict. The trabe were reduced to wandering nomads by the war.34 Alliances
Kellerun-T'Lani war35 Conflict which ended sometime before mid-2370. The war involved the use of deadly nanobiogenic weapons called Harvesters. The Federation assisted them in destroying these after the war.35 Armageddon Game
Khom-Yang war36 War on Omega IV which paralleled Earth's history in some respects.36 The Omega Glory
Klingon civil war37 Conflict fought in 2367/8 which came about when the Duras family challenged Gowron's appointment as chancellor. The Romulans provided covert help to the Duras forces; when this assistance was cut off, Gowron rapidly claimed victory.37 Redemption, Part 1
Koinonian wars38 Ancient wars fought on a planet which housed both corporeal and non-corporeal life forms. The wars rendered the corporeal Koinonians extinct, and left a number of booby traps behind.38 The Bonding
Kradin-Vori war39 War in which the Vori used mind manipulation techniques to force aliens to fight for them.39 Nemesis
Krios-Valt war40 A centuries long conflict which began when two brothers fell out over a woman. The war ended in 2368.40 The Perfect Mate
Kyrian-Vaskan war41 Conflict fought between the Kyrians and Vaskans in 2374. Voyager was somewhat involved in the conflict, and many came to blame the Federation ship for the war in later centuries.41 Living Witness
Lokirrim war42 The Lokirrim considered themselves at war with holographic "insurgents".42 Body and Soul
Lysian-Satarran war43 Conflict fought between the Satarrans and Lysians until at least 2368. The Satarrans attempted to end the war by tricking the Enterprise-D into attacking the Lysian central command complex, but this plan failed.43 Conundrum
Memorial war44 Conflict fought at least several hundred years ago in the Delta Quadrant. At least one massacre of civilians occurred, but beyond that few details are known. After the war some of those involved created a memorial which broadcast images of the massacre into the mind of nay who came near it.44 Memorial
Mordanian civil war45 Conflict which started when one side captured some Federation personnel and demanded weapons for their release in 2319. Admiral Jameson handed over the weapons but secretly armed the opposing side equally, leading to forty years of bloody civil war.45 Too Short a Season
Napoleonic wars46 Series of historical Earth conflicts between France and other nations. Both Trelane and Q had an interest in the Napoleonic wars.46 The Squire of Gothos
Neural civil war47 Conflict fought between the hill people and the villagers of the planet Neural circa 2267. The Klingons were supplying the villagers with flintlock rifles; Captain Kirk did the same for the hill people. The name of the planet is not in the episode, but is from the script.47 A Private Little War
Norkan Campaign48 Known as the Norkan Massacre by the Federation, this conflict was fought by the Romulans under the leadership of Admiral Jarok. The timeline is unknown, but probably within a few decades before 2366. The opponents are also unknown, but may have been the Federation itself.48 The Defector
Pagh Wraith-Prophet war49 Conflict fought between the Pagh Wraiths and the Prophets. The war ended when Sisko sealed the wraiths into the Fire Caves of Bajor forever in 2375.49 The Assignment
Palamarian civil war50 Conflict being fought on Palamar in 2373. The Regent planned to use a mutagenic retrovirus to cause millions of casualties.50 Business as Usual
Planet X-Photonic dimension war51 Bizzare conflict fought between the photonic residents of a parallel dimension and the forces of a character from one of Voyager's holodeck programs. The war was eventually ended by Janeway.51 Bride of Chaotica!
Promellian war52 War Conflict fought some one thousand years ago. The war led to the extinction of both sides and the utter destruction of at least one planet.52 Booby Trap
Proxcinian war50 Conflict involving the Proxcinians in 2373. The enemy is unknown.50 Business as Usual
Q civil war53 Conflict fought between members of the Q continuum in 2373. The war ended when members of Voyager's crew, armed with Q weaponry, captured the leadership of one side.53 The Q and the Grey
Romulan-Klingon war54 Somewhat undefined conflict. We know that the Romulans attacked the Klingon Khittomer outpost in 2346. We don't know if this led to a declared war, but the Romulan captain in "Face of the Enemy" described another battle, indicating that open hostilities seem to have existed for at least a while.54 Sins of the Father
Romulan-Vulcan war55 This one hundred year conflict was apparently fought prior to TOS after being initiated by a member of the Q continuum.55 Death Wish
Solari wars56 Planetary conflict fought on Solaris V for some fifteen centuries. Both sides sued for peace in 2365, asking Federation negotiator Riva to negotiate the settlement.56 Loud as a Whisper
Space Station Salem One57 Described by Picard as a "bloody preamble to war". It's not clear who the war involved, and it could represent the opening battle of almost any of these wars or of some other conflict.57 The Enemy
Talosian wars58 The Talosians told Pike that they had once engaged in wars whilst he was a captive.58 The Cage
Tarellian civil war59 War which all but wiped out the Tarellian species many years ago. The war was largely fought with biological weapons.59 Haven
Tarsian war60 Conflict fought by the people of Angosia III. The Angosians modified their soldiers to give them near superhuman fighting abilities.60 The Hunted
Temporal Cold War61 Mysterious conflict which involved the NX-01 Enterprise from time to time. Two factions included Daniels's group from the 31st century and at least one individual from the 28th century who controls the Suliban.61 Broken Bow
The Short war62 Brief conflict fought between two nations on the accelerated planet discovered by Voyager. The war lasted a few weeks. We know nothing about which nations were involved, nor even the name of the planet.62 Blink of an Eye
Triannon civil war63 Religious conflict fought by the inhabitants of the planet Triannon. The two factions disputed the amount of time it took their gods to construct the spheres found in the Delphic Expanse - one claimed it was nine days, the other said ten. The war culminated with the virtual annhilation of the civilisation around April 2153.63 Chosen Realm
Vaadwaur war64 Conflict fought around 1375 by a coalition of various races against the Vaadwaur. The Vaadwaur were largely destroyed at the end of the conflict, leaving only a handful in suspended animation.64 Dragon's Teeth
Ventaxian wars65 Various conflicts fought on Ventax II about a thousand years ago. The Ventaxians believed that these and other problems were solved by their signing of a contract with the devil-figure Ardra.65 Devil's Due
Vulcan civil wars66 The Vulcans fought various wars prior to their abandonment of emotions in favour of logic. At least one telepathic resonator was used in the wars. The timeline is uncertain.66 Gambit, Part 1
World War I67 Conflict fought on Terra between 1914 and 1918. The war was one of the first to use explosives on a large scale, and consequently the bloodiest ever fought to that date.67 Flashback
World War II21 Planetary war fought between various Earth nations.21 Space Seed
World War III68 Planetary war fought around 2053. The war killed 37 million people according to Spock, but 600 million people according to Riker. It's vaguely possible that there were two different World War IIIs, though it's hard to see how that could be. 68 Bread and Circuses
Xindi civil war69 A conflict fought between the various Xindi races. The lasted for almost a century, with various alliances being formed and broken over its course - by the end of the war few of the participants even remembered what had caused it.70 It was ended in 203371 when the Reptilians and Insectoids detonated explosions beneath the eight largest seismic fissures on the Xindi homeworld of Xindus, destroying it completely and rendering the Avian race extinct.70 The Shipment

Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References
# Series Season Source Comment
1 VOY 3 Scorpion, Part 1
2 TNG 3 The Vengeance Factor
3 TOS 2 Amok Time
4 TNG 3 The High Ground
5 VOY 7 Nightingale
6 VOY 1 Ex Post Facto
7 DS9 4 The Way of the Warrior
8 TNG 1 The Neutral Zone
9 TNG 5 Ensign Ro
10 TNG 4 The Wounded
11 TOS 3 Let that be Your Last Battlefield
12 VOY 2 Prototype
13 TNG 2 The Dauphin
14 DS9 5 Call to Arms
15 VOY 5 Warhead
16 TOS 1 Balance of Terror
17 TOS 2 Patterns of Force
18 TOS 1 A Taste of Armageddon
19 DS9 1 Battle Lines
20 TNG 1 The Arsenal of Freedom
21 TOS 1 Space Seed
22 TNG 3 The Survivors
23 TNG 4 First Contact
24 TOS 1 Errand of Mercy
25 TNG 4 Suddenly Human
26 TNG 2 The Icarus Factor
27 DS9 3 The Adversary
28 DS9 4 Paradise Lost
29 VOY 1 Jetrel
30 DS9 4 The Sword of Kahless
31 TNG 2 Contagion
32 VOY 3 Warlord
33 ENT 3 Azati Prime
34 VOY 2 Alliances
35 DS9 2 Armageddon Game
36 TOS 2 The Omega Glory
37 TNG 4 Redemption, Part 1
38 TNG 3 The Bonding
39 VOY 4 Nemesis
40 TNG 5 The Perfect Mate
41 VOY 4 Living Witness
42 VOY 7 Body and Soul
43 TNG 5 Conundrum
44 VOY 6 Memorial
45 TNG 1 Too Short a Season
46 TOS 1 The Squire of Gothos
47 TOS 2 A Private Little War
48 TNG 3 The Defector
49 DS9 5 The Assignment
50 DS9 5 Business as Usual
51 VOY 5 Bride of Chaotica!
52 TNG 3 Booby Trap
53 VOY 3 The Q and the Grey
54 TNG 3 Sins of the Father
55 VOY 2 Death Wish
56 TNG 2 Loud as a Whisper
57 TNG 3 The Enemy
58 TOS 1 The Cage
59 TNG 1 Haven
60 TNG 3 The Hunted
61 ENT 1 Broken Bow
62 VOY 6 Blink of an Eye
63 ENT 3 Chosen Realm
64 VOY 6 Dragon's Teeth
65 TNG 4 Devil's Due
66 TNG 7 Gambit, Part 1
67 VOY 3 Flashback
68 TOS 2 Bread and Circuses
69 Various Enterprise episodes
70 ENT 3 The Shipment
71 ENT 3 The Xindi
Series: VOY Season 3 (Disc 7)
Source: Scorpion, Part 1
Series: TNG Season 3 (Disc 2)
Source: The Vengeance Factor
Series: TOS Season 2 (Disc 1)
Source: Amok Time
Series: TNG Season 3 (Disc 3)
Source: The High Ground
Series: VOY Season 7 (Disc 2)
Source: Nightingale
Series: VOY Season 1 (Disc 2)
Source: Ex Post Facto
Series: DS9 Season 4 (Disc 1)
Source: The Way of the Warrior
Series: TNG Season 1 (Disc 6)
Source: The Neutral Zone
Series: TNG Season 5 (Disc 1)
Source: Ensign Ro
Series: TNG Season 4 (Disc 3)
Source: The Wounded
Series: TOS Season 3 (Disc 3)
Source: Let that be Your Last Battlefield
Series: VOY Season 2 (Disc 4)
Source: Prototype
Series: TNG Season 2 (Disc 3)
Source: The Dauphin
Series: DS9 Season 5 (Disc 7)
Source: Call to Arms
Series: VOY Season 5 (Disc 7)
Source: Warhead
Series: TOS Season 1 (Disc 4)
Source: Balance of Terror
Series: TOS Season 2 (Disc 6)
Source: Patterns of Force
Series: TOS Season 1 (Disc 6)
Source: A Taste of Armageddon
Series: DS9 Season 1 (Disc 4)
Source: Battle Lines
Series: TNG Season 1 (Disc 5)
Source: The Arsenal of Freedom
Series: TOS Season 1 (Disc 6)
Source: Space Seed
Series: TNG Season 3 (Disc 1)
Source: The Survivors
Series: TNG Season 4 (Disc 3)
Source: First Contact
Series: TOS Season 1 (Disc 7)
Source: Errand of Mercy
Series: TNG Season 4 (Disc 1)
Source: Suddenly Human
Series: TNG Season 2 (Disc 3)
Source: The Icarus Factor
Series: DS9 Season 3 (Disc 7)
Source: The Adversary
Series: DS9 Season 4 (Disc 3)
Source: Paradise Lost
Series: VOY Season 1 (Disc 4)
Source: Jetrel
Series: DS9 Season 4 (Disc 3)
Source: The Sword of Kahless
Series: TNG Season 2 (Disc 3)
Source: Contagion
Series: VOY Season 3 (Disc 3)
Source: Warlord
Series: ENT Season 3 (Disc 5)
Source: Azati Prime
Series: VOY Season 2 (Disc 4)
Source: Alliances
Series: DS9 Season 2 (Disc 4)
Source: Armageddon Game
Series: TOS Season 2 (Disc 6)
Source: The Omega Glory
Series: TNG Season 4 (Disc 6)
Source: Redemption, Part 1
Series: TNG Season 3 (Disc 1)
Source: The Bonding
Series: VOY Season 4 (Disc 1)
Source: Nemesis
Series: TNG Season 5 (Disc 5)
Source: The Perfect Mate
Series: VOY Season 4 (Disc 6)
Source: Living Witness
Series: VOY Season 7 (Disc 2)
Source: Body and Soul
Series: TNG Season 5 (Disc 3)
Source: Conundrum
Series: VOY Season 6 (Disc 4)
Source: Memorial
Series: TNG Season 1 (Disc 4)
Source: Too Short a Season
Series: TOS Season 1 (Disc 4)
Source: The Squire of Gothos
Series: TOS Season 2 (Disc 5)
Source: A Private Little War
Series: TNG Season 3 (Disc 2)
Source: The Defector
Series: DS9 Season 5 (Disc 2)
Source: The Assignment
Series: DS9 Season 5 (Disc 5)
Source: Business as Usual
Series: VOY Season 5 (Disc 3)
Source: Bride of Chaotica!
Series: TNG Season 3 (Disc 2)
Source: Booby Trap
Series: VOY Season 3 (Disc 3)
Source: The Q and the Grey
Series: TNG Season 3 (Disc 4)
Source: Sins of the Father
Series: VOY Season 2 (Disc 5)
Source: Death Wish
Series: TNG Season 2 (Disc 1)
Source: Loud as a Whisper
Series: TNG Season 3 (Disc 2)
Source: The Enemy
Series: TOS Season 1 (Disc 2)
Source: The Cage
Series: TNG Season 1 (Disc 3)
Source: Haven
Series: TNG Season 3 (Disc 3)
Source: The Hunted
Series: ENT Season 1 (Disc 1)
Source: Broken Bow
Series: VOY Season 6 (Disc 3)
Source: Blink of an Eye
Series: ENT Season 3 (Disc 3)
Source: Chosen Realm
Series: VOY Season 6 (Disc 2)
Source: Dragon's Teeth
Series: TNG Season 4 (Disc 3)
Source: Devil's Due
Series: TNG Season 7 (Disc 1)
Source: Gambit, Part 1
Series: VOY Season 3 (Disc 1)
Source: Flashback
Series: TOS Season 2 (Disc 7)
Source: Bread and Circuses
Series: ENT Season (Disc )
Source: Various Enterprise episodes
Series: ENT Season 3 (Disc 2)
Source: The Shipment
Series: ENT Season 3 (Disc 1)
Source: The Xindi


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