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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: (more…)

Oldest sports

Oldest sports

Oldest sports

There are currently hundreds of different sports played all over the world. While some are few centuries old, most of them being developed in the last century. Most sports involving a ball were created 18th and 19th centuries and the first sport of the modern civilization could easily be considered to be cricket. The cricket appeared around 1788 in the United Kingdom and thanks to the British colonies spread around the world, this sport became very popular worldwide. (more…)

World’s worst natural disasters

World’s worst natural disasters

World’s worst natural disasters

The mankind has seen many awful natural disasters throughout the history. These disasters took thousands of lives but some of them killed even millions. These are the worst natural disasters in the known history:

– The “Black Death” (the bubonic plague) killed approximately 25 million people from Europe, Asia and North Africa between 1347 and 1350.

– The deadliest earthquake ever hit the eastern Mediterranean in 1201 killing more than 1 million people in Egypt and Syria. (more…)

Top ten deadliest volcano eruptions in history

Top ten deadliest volcano eruptions in history

Top ten deadliest volcano eruptions in history

The recent eruption of the Icelander volcano Eyjafjallajökull affected millions of persons in whole Europe. The ash clouds travelled on European sky, paralyzing for days the air traffic in all European countries.

This eruption reminded us that volcanoes still exist and can wake up after hundreds of years of sleep. Throughout human history there were tens of deadly eruptions. Here is a list with the top ten deadliest eruptions since Christ was born: (more…)

History’s worst dictators

History’s worst dictators

History’s worst dictators

Since the beginning of the human kind, true monsters managed to gain power and became feared leaders. Unlike the common belief that the ancient times were more violent, the history’s worst dictators lived in recent times. The world’s most feared tyrants, who are responsible for massive crimes against humanity with more than 20 million victims each, lived in 20th century. (more…)