Cham–Vietnamese War (1471)
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|Cham–Đại Việt War of 1471|
|Commanders and leaders|
|100,000 including elephant corps||300,000|
|Casualties and losses|
The Cham-Đại Việt War of 1471 was a military expedition launched by Emperor
The Cham and the Đại Việt have had a long history of conflict. In the course of their wars, peace often paired with economic exhaustion, recovering their economies just to go to war again. When fighting resumed in 1471, the Champa kingdom found itself weakened and isolated. It has experienced numerous civil wars and, at one point, had five different rulers. For its earlier attack on Angkor, the Khmers ignored the Cham's request for assistance when
The Cham also requested
The Vietnamese then carried out its campaign. On November 28, 1470, Le Thanh Tong formally launched his attack as a 100,000-strong Vietnamese naval expedition set out that day, followed by another Vietnamese army consisting of 150,000 men on December 8.
The Vietnamese army was reorganized to copy the Chinese army, armed with gunpowder weapons. Le Thanh Tong raised a total of 300,000-strong army in the battlefield and, significantly outnumbering the 100,000-strong Cham army. This came at a massive financial cost since it drained the Vietnamese treasury of 1,000 gold liang each day. However, it decisively won the war.