In the 13th Century the Mongols of Kublai Khan, founder of China's Yuan dyansty, launched three invasions of modern Vietnam. They succeeded in winning many battles but in the end lost the war.
From 114 to 116 AD the Roman Emperor Trajan waged war against the Parthian Empire, but his considerable conquests in the east did not last for long.
Two brief conflicts that occurred in the late Heian Period of Japanese history in the 12th Century. Together, they chronicle the rise of Taira no Kiyomori to national dominance.