Wars and Conflicts
Albanian Military Revolt
in Constantinople (1909)--Albanian troops of
the Ottoman Army rebelled against the Ottoman government
on April 13, 1909. Loyal troops suppressed the rebels
after a five-hour battle.
American Intervention in
Cuba (1906-1909) In response to political unrest
in recently independent Cuba, the United States sent five
infantry and two cavalry regiments, along with artillery
to Cuba to restore order.
Crisis (1908-1909)-one of several wars and crisis
events leading to the outbreak of World War One in
Guerrilla Resistance --(1883-1913 )
--De Tham, a Vietnamese resistance leader, led a
thirty-year guerrilla campaign against the colonial
French occupiers in the mountains near Yen The in
northeastern Tonkin. In 1909 the French launched a major
offensive against his forces. De Tham was involved in the
Hanoi Uprising. This
guerrilla resistance ended with De Tham's assassination
Conquest of Chad
(1897-1914) French forces continued their conquest of the
Sahara by moving into the area of Lake Chad, razing
villages and forcing compliance with Paris' rule. In
1900, French troops defeated Rabah Zobeir, a follower of
the Sudanese Mahdi. Other native leaders and tribes
continued resistance to the French invasion.
(1909-1911) France and the Ouaddai Kingdom (moder-day
eastern Chad and central Sudan) France won the war and
annexed Ouaddai. and it remained part of the French
Empire in Africa until Chadian independence in
Conquest of Mauritania
(1908-1909)) French forces conquered the West African
region of Mauritania.
Civil War (1909-1911)
Former president Manuel Bonilla led a rebellion against
the government of Miguel Danila.
was beset by internal political violence and rebellions
against the rule of the tyrannical Shah Mohammed Ali.
Actual warfare broke out in 1908 with a rebellion in the
city of Tabriz. The Shah's forces besieged Tabriz, but
the rebellion did not end until Russia decided to
intervene militarily and a Russian army brutally seized
the city Tabriz in March of 1909. While the Russians took
Tabriz, other rebel factions marched on Tehran, capturing
the capital city on July 12, 1909. The Shah abdicated his
throne, and his young son, Ahmad Mirza became the new
Rif War (1909-1910)
Spain sought to expand its small holdings in Morocco
around Melilla, which abuts the Rif mountains. The local
Moroccan tribes, known as Rifians, resisted the Spanish
military, though by early 1910, the Spanish military
prevailed. Another, more deadly and violent Rif War
followed in 1920, which also involved France.
Links and Resources
on the Wars of 1909:
1. Kohn, George C.
of Wars. New
York: Facts On File Publications. 1986.
2. Marley, David F.
Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict
in the New World, 1492 to the Present. Santa Barbara,
California: ABC-CLIO, 1998.
3. Fagg, John E. Latin
America: A General History, Second Edition. New
York,New York: The MacMillan Co., 1971.