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This is a list of wars and conflicts involving Jamaica.

List

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
First Maroon War
(1665–1740)
 Great Britain
Jamaica Jamaican Government
Jamaica Jamaican Maroons Compromise
  • Treaty signed
  • The Maroons were to remain in their five main towns living under their own rulers and a British supervisor
  • They agreed not to harbour new runaway slaves but rather to help catch them
  • The Maroons would serve to protect the island from invaders
Tacky's War
(1760)
 Great Britain
Jamaica Jamaican Government
Jamaica Jamaican Maroons
Ashanti Slaves Victory
  • Slave defeat
  • Death of Tacky
  • Tacky's men committed suicide
Second Maroon War
(1795–1796)
 Great Britain
Jamaica Jamaican Government
Jamaica Jamaican Maroons Victory
  • Maroon defeat
  • Treaty signed established that the Maroons would beg on their knees for the King's forgiveness, return all runaway slaves, and be relocated elsewhere in Jamaica
  • Breach of treaty caused deportation of several Maroons to Nova Scotia and later to Sierra Leone in Africa
Baptist War
(1831–1832)
 United Kingdom
Jamaica Jamaican Government
Rebel Slaves Victory
  • Slave defeat
  • Rebellion suppressed
Morant Bay Rebellion
(1865)
 Jamaica Rebels Victory
  • Rebel defeat
  • Execution of Paul Bogle and George William Gordon
Invasion of Grenada
(1983)
 United States
 Antigua and Barbuda
 Barbados
 Dominica
 Jamaica
 Saint Lucia
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Grenada PRG of Grenada
 Cuba
Victory
  • Grenadian dictatorship deposed
  • Cuban military presence defeated
  • Restoration of Constitutional Government

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