This video shows the countries that have won the most battles in history, as documented by Wikipedia.

List of battles won by country: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kegu4fTTjVsMTBIUivD6QC6PTX8qRvS4LiyAqrx6lQc/edit?usp=sharing

Sequence and location of battles: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HK5OsDWYJmQ

•  Battles are included only if they have a Wikipedia article
•  Each country can only have 1 predecessor state at the same time (eg. the UK's predecessor is England, but not Scotland)

I used Wikipedia as a directory of battles: 

1. I created a query with Wikidata Query to get the list of all articles tagged as "battle" by Wikipedia. This gives me about 12,000 battles

2. I downloaded the data that is included in the top right hand table of every of those Wikipedia article.  I did it for the following versions of Wikipedia: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Greek, Turkish, Serbo-Croatian, Japanese, Danish, Norwegian, Slovakian, Dutch, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Hindi, Hebrew, Basque, Bulgarian, Romanian, Catalan, Finnish, Swedish, Vietnamese, Persian, Indonesian, Korean

3. I cleaned up the data on Excel to remove double entries :

4. I created an index of countries with their predecessor states:

Limitations :
- Missing data. You probably noticed that Europe concentrates the majority of battles. Possible explanations include the fact that Wikipedia is used more in Europe, the ban of Wikipedia in China or Turkey, or the lack of documentation of military records in some countries. But still, Wikipedia remains one of the most comprehensive sources available. 


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