List of wars involving Madagascar

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This is a list of wars and conflicts involving Merina Kingdom and later Madagascar since the nineteenth century to the present.

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
First Madagascar expedition
Merina Kingdom  France Defeat
Second Madagascar expedition
Merina Kingdom  France Defeat
  • Madagascar annexed by France.
Menalamba rebellion
Peasants  France Defeat
  • Rebellion put down by French authorities.
Malagasy Uprising
MDRM  France Defeat
  • Uprising failed.


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