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Military history

Military history is the recording (in writing or otherwise) of the events in the history of Man that fall within the category of "conflict". This may range from a dispute between two tribes that come to blow over a plot of land, to a world war.

Table of contents
1 Purpose of military history
2 Types of warfare
3 Military unit types by era
4 Classified by region
5 Reporting of military events
6 Miscellaneous military history
7 Related topics

Purpose of military history

Military history has a number of purposes. One main purpose is to learn to fight and prevent wars more effectively. Another is to create a sense of tradition which is used to create cohesive military forces.

Types of warfare

There are a number of ways to categorize warfare. One categorization is conventional versus unconventional, where "Conventional" warfare involves well-identified, armed soldiers fighting one another in a relatively open and straightforward way without weapons of mass destruction. "Unconventional refers to other types of war which can involves guerrilla, insurgency, and terrorist tactics or alternatively can include nuclear, chemical, or biological warfare.

See also: asymmetrical warfare.

Military unit types by era



See also: Medieval warfare.


Classified by region

Classified by region and era

Reporting of military events

Miscellaneous military history

Related topics