The worst wars in human history

The worst wars in human history

The worst wars in human history

The whole human history is marked by horrible wars. Some were small and affected limited areas while others affected the whole world.

The effects of wars are terrible including a large number of deaths, soldiers and civilians, famine, diseases, poverty and increased criminality.  The worst wars in the recorded history affected generations and changed the course of entire nations. Here is a list with the bloodiest wars that marked our existence as humans:

– World War II (1939-1945) is considered by many specialists the worse armed conflict in history. In just six years this war led to the deaths of over 40 million people around the world. Some estimation goes as high as 70 millions victims.

– The Mongol Conquests (1207-1472) made more than 35 million victims in Asian, Middle East, Central and Eastern European states. The exact number of casualties is unknown but could be up to 60 million people.

– The An Shi Rebellion (755-763) is one of the worst armed conflicts in history, claiming more than 32 million lives.

– The Taiping Rebellion (1851-1864), located in China, has a deaths toll of 30 million people.

– The war between the two Chinese dynasties Qing and Ming (1616-1662) lasted almost half a century and claimed the lives of around 25 million Chinese.

– The World War I (1914- 1918) led to the deaths of at least 15 million people around the world.

– The Timur War (1369-1405) affected the Middle East, Indian, Central Asia and Russian territories and counted for more than 15 million victims.

The exact numbers of casualties for each war are not exactly known. There are available only estimations made by historians based on the recordings found. Yet, taking into consideration the minimum estimations for each war, we can easily conclude that the only enemy of the human is its own destructive power.

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