In 1896, the U.K. was on one side of the shortest war in history. Who did it fight?

  • Zanzibar correct

    The Anglo-Zanzibar War lasted between 38 and 45 minutes, depending on whom you ask. It ended with a British victory. Sultan Khalid bin Barghash seized power in Zanzibar without authorization of British colonial rule, which resulted in a tense stand-off and eventual bombardment by the British Navy. That conflict was the duration of the war. Source: Historic UK

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