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CrazyWombat's Name that War

Based on the combatants and time period, name the war - or series of wars.
Includes fictional wars
Quiz by CrazyWombat
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First submittedJuly 5, 2012
Last updatedJune 6, 2015
Times taken13,785
Rating3.92
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Belligerents
Belligerents
Years
War
United States + coalition
Iraq
1990-1991
Gulf War
United States + allies
Taliban
2001-
War in Afghanistan
South Korea, United States, others
North Korea, China, USSR
1950-1953
Korean War
United States
United Kingdom
1812-1815
War of 1812
Greek Alliance
Troy
circa 1200 B.C.E.
Trojan War
Allied Powers
Central Powers
1914-1918
World War I
Rome
Carthage
several
Punic Wars
South Vietnam, United States, others
North Vietnam,
with Communist support
1955-1975
Vietnam War
The Empire
Rebel Alliance
A long, long
time ago
Star Wars
United Kingdom, Prussia
France, Habsburg Empire,
Russia, Spain
1756-1763
Seven Years' War
NATO
Eastern Bloc
1947-1991
Cold War
England
France
1337-1453
Hundred Years' War
Spain
United States
1898
Spanish-American War
Egypt, Syria, others
Israel
1973
Yom Kippur War
Russia
France, United Kingdom,
Ottoman Empire
1853-1856
Crimean War
United States
Mexico
1846-1848
Mexican-American War
Russia
Japan
1904-1905
Russo-Japanese War
United Kingdom
Argentina
1982
Falklands War
France
German Empire
1870-1871
Franco-Prussian War
United Kingdom
Qing Dyanasty
1839-1842
First Opium War
House of York
House of Lancaster
1455-1485
Wars of the Roses
Finland
USSR
1939-1940
Winter War
India
Pakistan
several
Indo-Pakistani Wars
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level 33
May 30, 2012
The "Flakand" war was accually known as the Falklands war so this should be accepted and it waouldnt accept "Hundread Years War"
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level 33
May 30, 2012
I honestly don't know what you're talking about it has always accepted "Hundred years war" and has always been spelled the falkland war. I have not once edited this quiz.
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level 77
Feb 10, 2013
He said it wouldn't accept "hundread years war," not "hundred years war."
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level 39
Jul 28, 2015
No, Wombat, the war was known as the Falklands War or the Falkland Islands War.
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level 34
May 30, 2012
Add common abbreviations (i.e. WWI) and change starts with to containing. Other than that it's a good quiz!
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level 33
May 30, 2012
Yeah will do but common abbreviations are already on there.
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level 32
Jul 1, 2012
The war in Star wars is actually the Galactic Civil War
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level 54
Jul 1, 2012
Yeah! I was trying to remember the specific name of the war before I realized that the quizmaker probably just wanted Star Wars...
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level 70
Jan 30, 2014
Yeah, that was my first try too. If you're going to include fiction, be thorough about it.
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level 55
Apr 22, 2014
Geek level = 9000
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level 39
Jul 28, 2015
Only 9000? :( I'm at least 1000000
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level 26
Jul 29, 2015
Thank you!!!
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level 76
Nov 25, 2015
Yeah, that's what I wrote, which thankfully is accepted now. For some reason the obvious answer never occurred to me.
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level 58
Jul 1, 2012
It's the Wars of the Roses, not just war.
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level ∞
Jul 1, 2012
Good to know. Fixed!
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level 77
Feb 10, 2013
Yes. The War of the Roses was fought between Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner.
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level 83
Jul 28, 2015
Like
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level 66
Jul 4, 2012
Should accept "Galactic Civil War"
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level 22
Jul 5, 2012
I was trying to remember what the war was called in star wars. At the end of the test I was kicking myself
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level 21
Oct 21, 2012
i did not know the official name for wars
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level 18
Feb 13, 2013
You have to accept "Galactic Civil War" for "Star Wars"--that's the actual name of the war. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the humour, but you should at least accept the correct answer.
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level 58
Jan 12, 2014
We always call them Indo-Pak wars in India.
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level 26
Dec 16, 2016
yes
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level 66
Jan 8, 2018
That sounds a lot more hip and trendy than Indo-Pakistani wars
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level 45
Feb 14, 2014
Please accept "Galactic Civil War" for Star Wars because that's the actual name of the war
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level ∞
Feb 14, 2014
That will work now.
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level 32
Feb 28, 2014
Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name of the ongoing war in Afghanistan.
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level 67
Jul 28, 2015
Yeah...I tried that, War on Terror, Global War on Terror...I don't think I've ever heard it referred to as the "War in Afghanistan."
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level 71
Sep 23, 2014
Rather enjoyed this quiz. Got a good chuckle from both having both sides listed as 'belligerents' and from the fictional one listed. I will confess to missing 5 (and then kicking myself when seeing the answers).
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level 66
Jan 8, 2018
I think using neutral "belligerents" is a great idea. Picking a side to label as the "good guys" or the "aggressors" would quickly politicize the quiz, especially since people around the world use the site. Wouldn't want a Carthaginian logging on and seeing that he was labelled a bad guy,
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level 40
Oct 27, 2014
Missed Star Wars! *facepalm*
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level 55
Mar 22, 2015
The Cold War wasn't really a "war".
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level 72
Jul 28, 2015
The Vietnamese call the 1955-1975 war on their soil the American War.
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level 72
Jul 28, 2015
The Hundred Years war must be the ultimate symbol of the futility of war, because the belligerents (love that term!) in 1453 likely didn't have the foggiest idea why their parents' parents' parents started the damn thing in 1337. Maybe it ended when they realised no-one could remember what the original point of it was.
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level 79
Aug 14, 2018
Kinda sounds like WWI.
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level 67
Jul 28, 2015
Some of these are really ridiculous. Mexico vs. America = Mexican-American war? There were probably other wars with less obvious answers.
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level 66
Jul 28, 2015
The wars between India and Pakistan are also with an "obvious" name but still only 8% of the people got them right.
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level 68
Jul 28, 2015
In the U.S. the referenced war is commonly (99%) called simply the "Mexican War". I couldn't understand why this was not accepted.
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level 51
May 18, 2017
I've never heard the 'Mexican War'. That's far too broad, considering how many wars we had with them.
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level 51
May 14, 2019
Well, in Polish we tell on war like that in 80% of wars.
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level 82
Jul 28, 2015
This is great quiz. Specially I'm glad that there is Finland - USSR 1939 - 1940 war.
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level 76
Jul 28, 2015
Great quiz. Unfortunately there are probably more than enough wars left to make another one.
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level 47
Jul 28, 2015
I recommend adding OED Or OPERATION: Enduring Freedom for War in Afghanistan. Granted, its not called that anymore, but it is a part of the overall Global War on Terror (GWOT).
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level 74
Jul 28, 2015
The German Empire was proclaimed in Versailles at the end of the 1870 war with France hence it couldn't be the belligerent in that war. To name the largest German belligerent would give away the answer though.
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level 65
Jul 28, 2015
Rats! I tried Indi-Pakistani. Oh, well.
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level 70
Jul 28, 2015
I tried Queen Anne's War, King William's War, War of the Austrian Succession, War of the Spanish Succession, and the French and Indian War. Could not for the life of me remember Seven Years'. If I'd stopped to look at the date longer, I might have figured it out Though French and Indian was the North American side of the Seven Years' War, so I'll give myself partial credit ;)
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level 55
Jul 29, 2015
Great Quiz! Qing 'Dyanasty' should be 'Dynasty.'
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level 56
Jul 29, 2015
I tried 7 years war and thought that should've counted. :/
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level 33
Jul 30, 2015
they should accept the fourth middle east war with yom kippur
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level 77
Aug 1, 2015
What silly numbering system is that? I think it was more like the 400,000th Middle East War. Maybe the 4th " 'Arab'-Israeli War " would be accurate, and it is sometimes given that designation, with the wars in '48, '56, and '67 designated as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. But it's far from the 4th Middle East war. Those have been going on since prehistory.
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level 39
Mar 23, 2016
Can't you just give an answer to someone's comment without using hectoring tones? You often come across as so self-opionated.
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level 56
Dec 20, 2015
You should except Operation Enduring Freedom for "War in Afghanistan" since that's the actual name of the war
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level 48
Feb 3, 2017
Maybe accept "Talvisota" for the Winter War?
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level 73
Apr 14, 2019
Nah, it's an English language quiz. Otherwise we can start for example with translation of WW1 (and Great War) in 10 languages of Austria-Hungary and so forth.
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level 38
May 3, 2017
Great imagination, Quiz Master. Thank You for an excellent quiz.
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