War Facts for Kids

War Facts for Kids

Welcome to our war facts library. This is a huge collection of facts on historic armed conflicts. This is a great resource for students and teachers. It's also good for adults who want to learn about past wars. We hope you find these facts eye opening, insightful and useful at learning about past wars. Scroll down and pick a section to explore that conflict.

Our war facts library has a lot of sections. Each section is about a specific war. We have a section about World War 1, World War 2, War of 1812 and many more. Can't find the facts you need? Check back next week, we're always adding new sections. You can contact us with a request, and we'll add it to a future update.

Below are the war fact sections, in order from A to Z.

American Civil War Facts for Kids

American Civil War Facts

In this section you'll learn about the American Civil War. You'll learn about the war that almost tore the United States apart and abolished slavery.

American Civil War Facts

American Revolutionary War Facts for Kids

American Revolutionary War Facts

In this section you'll learn about the American Revolutionary War. You'll learn how the American Revolutionary War created the United States of America.

American Revolutionary War Facts

Cold War Facts for Kids

Cold War Facts

In this section you'll learn about the Cold War. You'll learn about the Cold War between the United States of American and the Soviet Union.

Cold War Facts

Gulf War Facts for Kids

Gulf War Facts

In this section you'll learn about the Gulf War. You'll learn about the first war between the United States of America and Iraq.

Gulf War Facts

Korean War Facts for Kids

Korean War Facts

In this section you'll learn about the Korean War. You'll learn about the war between North Korea anmd South Korea.

Korean War Facts

Mexican-American War Facts for Kids

Mexican-American War Facts

In this section you'll learn about the Mexican-American War. You'll learn about the war between the USA and Mexico.

Mexican-American War Facts

Soviet-Afghan War Facts for Kids

Soviet-Afghan War Facts

In this section you'll learn about the Soviet-Afghan War. You'll learn about the war between the Soviet Union and the Sunni Mujahideen.

Soviet-Afghan War Facts

Spanish-American War Facts for Kids

Spanish-American War Facts

In this section you'll learn about the Spanish-American War. You'll learn about the war between the United States of America and Spain.

Spanish-American War Facts

Vietnam War Facts for Kids

Vietnam War Facts

In this section you'll learn about the Vietnam War. You'll learn how long the war lasted, who fought in it, who won the war and other facts about the Vietnam War.

Vietnam War Facts

War of 1812 Facts for Kids

War of 1812 Facts

In this section you'll learn about the War of 1812. You'll learn how long the war lasted, who fought in it, who won the war and other facts about the War of 1812.

War of 1812 Facts

World War 1 Facts for Kids

World War 1 Facts

In this section you'll learn about World War One. You'll learn who fought in WW1, how long World War 1 lasted, who won the war and other facts about World War One.

World War 1 Facts

World War 2 Facts for Kids

World War 2 Facts

In this section you'll learn about World War two. You'll learn who fought in WW2, how long World War 2 lasted, who won WW2 and other facts about World War Two.

World War 2 Facts

A war is an armed conflict between governments, states, social groups and/or paramilitary groups (insurgents, militias, etc.). War causes extreme violence and destruction of property. A war can have a death toll as low as a few hundred or reach millions. Wars have been fought throughout human history. Technology advances have made modern day wars more high-tech. Modern military leaders have the ability to kill the enemey with the push of a button.

Wars are fought over resources, ideas and religious beliefs. For example, Japan attacked the USA during World War 2. Japan wanted to cripple the US Pacific Navy to get access to commodities in South Asia. The Cold War was a result of the opposing political beliefs of the USA and the Soviet Union. The Crusades were religious wars fought between Christians and Muslims. They fought over what they believed to be the Holy Land.

War is terrible and there is a major toll for all involved parties. Civilians feel the most pain and suffering. In modern warfare, nuclear weapons still pose a threat to humanity. In 2014, all nuclear powers had over 15,000 nuclear weapons. That is enough to put our planet into a nuclear winter, and kill billions.