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Angmar War

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Previous war: War of the Last Alliance
Next war:
Angmar War
Beginning: 1409 TAEnd: 1944 TA (fighting finally ended in 1977)
Place: Arnor, Angmar, The Shire, Rivendell,
Outcome: destruction of the kingdoms of Arnor and Angmar, decline of the Dúnedain of the North, the Eótheód take the upper Vales of the Anduin as their own from the remnants of Angmar.
Major battles: Arnorian Civil War, First Invasion of Angmar, Fall of Cardolan, Fall of Amon Sûl, Weather Hills skirmishes, Second Siege of Rivendell, Fall of Fornost, Battle of Fornost, Eótheód Incursion.
Combatants
Arnor, Lindon, Rivendell, Gondor, Shire, Khazad-dûm, the Eótheód.Angmar, Gundabad, Misty Mountains, Rhudaur, Ettenmoors.
Commanders
From King Argeleb I-King Arvedui of Arnor, Eárnur, Elrond, Círdan, Princes of Cardolan.The Witch-king of Angmar, Hill-men lords, orc chieftains.

The Angmar War was a centuries-long struggle between the Northern Dúnedain kingdom and the forces of Angmar, led by the Witch-king. Arnor was destroyed as a kingdom, though the Dúnedain of Arnor continued through the Chieftains. Angmar was soon itself obliterated by an Elf-Man alliance of Círdan and the southern kingdom of Gondor during the Battle of Fornost.