Ethiopia's 37 Wars & 1 Invasion in 165 Years

Ethiopia fights against Colonialism & Imperialism (1835-1935 ETC) 34 Wars, Invasions in 100 years.
Ethiopia fights against Colonialism & Imperialism
(1835-1935 ETC)
34 Wars, Invasions in 100 years.

Period from 1835 to 2000 (Ethiopian Calendar).

From The West:
01) 1832 : First Ottoman-Egyptian invasion from Gedaref : Defeated.
02) 1834 : Second Ottoman-Egyptian invasion from Gedaref : Defeated.
03) 1837 : Third Ottoman-Egyptian invasion from Gedaref : Occupation of Metemma.
04) 1838 : Fourth Ottoman-Egyptian invasion from Gedaref : Plunder of Wad Kaltabu.
05) 1840 : Fifth Ottoman-Egyptian invasion from Khartoum : Occupation of Kassala.
06) 1854 : Egyptian army under Sherif Pacha : Occupation of Bogos Province.
07) 1856 : Egyptian forces. From Gedaref : Plunder of the Takazze area.
08) 1865 : Egyptian forces. From Gedaref : Plunder of the Gondar province.
09) 1885 : Mahdist forces. Invasion from Gedaref : Plunder of the northern provinces. Repulsed by Aloula.
10) 1887 : Mahdist forces. Invasion of the Lake Tana area : General massacre, plunder and burning of Gondar.
11) 1889 : From Galabat. Mass invasion of 200,000 Mahdists : Battle of Metemma.
12) 1925/6 : Anglo-Italian : Agreement to control Lake Tana and the sources of the Blue Nile.

From The North:
13) 1874 : Egyptian forces under Mutzinger from Massawa : Adver and occupy Keren.
14) 1889/94 : Italian forces invade from Asmara : Seize the provinces of Hamassen, Akale-Guzai, Seray and part of Tigre.
15) 1895/6 : First Italo-Ethiopian war from Asmara. Battle of Adwa : Defeated.
16) 1935/6 : Second Italo-Ethiopian war from Asmara : Invasion and occupation of Ethiopia for 5 years.
17) 1991/3 : Eritrea invades Ethiopia. Ethiopia defeats Eritrea and recapture all invaded lands. Meles Zenawi from EPRDF signs a peace deal wich later awards the flash point border town of Badme, which was won by Ethiopia to Eritrea.

From The East:
18) 1824 : Ottoman-Egyptian forces land and occupy Massawa.
19) 1847 : Ottoman-Egyptian forces advance and occupy Arkiko.
20) 1826 : Egyptian forces advance and occupy Massawa’s hinterland.
21) 1868 : British forces under General Napier land at Anfila, invade and occupy Magdala.
22) 1869 : Italian forces land and seize Assab.
23) 1875 : Egyptians forces invade and occupy Harrar.
24) 1875 : Egyptians forces under Mutzinger annihilated at Arissa.
25) 1875 : An Egyptian army under General Ahrenrup invade Ethiopia : Defeated at Gudda-Gundet.
26) 1876 : A second Egyptian army under Rateb Pacha invade Ethiopia : Defeated at Gura.
27) 1882/6 : France’s encroachment in the gulf of Tajura.
28) 1885 : Italian forces land and occupy Massawa.
29) 1886 : Italian forces advancing from Massawa : Defeated at Dogali.
30) 1889 : Italian forces advancing from Massawa : Occupy Asmara.
31) 1895 : Italian forces advancing from Assab, jointly with Raya Azebos, attack Ethiopian Army’s flank.
32) 1891 : First Anglo-Italian Protocol to partition Ethipia.
33) 1984 : Second Anglo-Italian Protocol to partition Ethipia.

From The South:
34) 1929/34 : Italian forces infiltration into Ethiopia : Incident of Wal-Wal.
35) 1935/36 : Italo-Ethiopian War. Italian forces from Mogadiscio invade Ethiopia from three different points.
36) 1957/60 : 1st Somalia-Ethiopian War. The newly independant Somalia invade Ethiopia in a boarder dispute.
37) 1970/71 : 2nd Somalia-Ethiopian War. The Ogaden War: Saide Barre invade Ethiopian Ogaden.
38) 1999-till now : 3rd Somalia-Ethiopian War. For the first time in Ethiopia’s modern history, Meles Zenawi’s EPRDF government invades a sovereign nation.