Top 10 Wars in History
The Top Ten
World War 2 was truly the most powerful war in history. It was also the greatest/most powerful human conflict ever. With 68,000,000-72,000,000 casualties ( more than 2.5% of the world's population at that time), a total of more than 1.2 trillion dollars spent (making it more expensive than all the other wars in history), and even though it lasted only 6 years, 72 countries were involved in the war. It was also the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare, which were two atomic bombs of such incalculable strength/power, damage, and fatalities. No war has ever come nowhere near WW2 deadliness. That explains why it is the most powerful war history has ever seen.
Most climactic ideological war, the world would be drastically changed if ANYTHING were different.
Yea, Second World War was the deadliest war, but also it was so epic and amazing
I like D-Day. In WW2 the war started in September 1939 and ended on August 1945.
It is totally underrated?
Uh this is war you know murder. The government decides to start a war and start a barbaric lets kill people.
Possibly the most influential war of the 20th century. It created new countries, many of which still exist. It set the stage and motivation for the second world war. It shaped the Middle East. And it gave rise to the first communist state.
World War 2 may have been greater but World War 1 was mainly the cause of the Great Depression and World War 2. World War 1 set the treaty of Versailles which pissed off Germany and caused the Nazis to rise to power. Also the division of countries such as Austria and Hungary made territorial disputes.
One of the first of two world wars that reduced and horrified White Europeans and Americans, it broke the back of Imperialist Royal Powers and helped modernize the world. The envy, pain and hatred created by this war shaped the attitudes of "East and West" today. Everything from the television to the assault rifle to the radar and sonar systems were developed to keep power and communication during this war. It was the most shocking and pointless man-made disaster and it raised countries and empires to the ground. - E Chong
Not the deadliest, but chain effects. This got the French in debt and a civil war, which got Napoleon in power, which created the German empire which made ww1, ww2 and Cold War conflicts
This was the most influential war. We were not losing so badly, the British soldiers fought because it was their job, we fought from passion to win, and when you fight with passion, it helps you win. France and Spain were a big help, but if we didn't fight dirty, we would have lost, we demolished the British at Saratoga. France never switched sides, because they absolutely hated the British, so they wanted to take them down.
I got a question did the French change sides from the British to the American because the British were loosing
France never showed up until the very end, thanks to the French, America won. If it was not for the French, America would have won. Britain was actually kicking our butts. We won two battles. Two. Out of like, fifty. (I can not remember the exact number we lost out of. ) - LostDream258
America fought for independence and later became a superpower in WWII
The American Civil War is, in my opinion, the most important struggle in American history. How can a nation of free men promote the idea of slavery, and despotism, simply because your a certain race? I understand the American Revolution was the beginning of America, but what makes America so great? Its constitution. The God given rights entitled to every citizen in that country. The constitution was in danger, and the ideas that birthed the nation were in danger. Not only that but it also ended a sort of southern aristocracy in our country. By taking away the way of life that came from only being to farm. It gave the middle class a chance in America. And isn't that what the country is all about? Equal opportunity? That is why the Civil War is the most important war in American History, and should be number 2 on this list. ( WW2 is number 1)
Gus these aren't all wars about America there have been much bigger wars than this in the past
It is when blacks become free. also Obama and Lincoln best presidents
Maybe not most important war ever, but it's the most important Civil War. If this would've happened differently, you would be seeing two different Americas. - AnimeSportsFan619
The United States had no right being there. We lost 60,000 men (mostly all college kids) to a senseless war that wasn't going to be won anyway. - Metalhead1997
I think that this war should be 2nd
America didn't win the war... They decided to drop out - FerrariDude64
This is the world's most devastating war! There are many most nuclear warheads in history(Wiki). I think it must be 1st.
Had a lot of famous military powers and commanders involved in it.
Every country in Europe fighting all over the world with 10,000,000 casualties over a 10 year span. - Bturlik
It brought a new idea of single country unity, as apposed to single states, to Europe.
This was why America became so powerful. While Europe was dealing with Napoleon, America was flourishing.
The Revolution caused a wave of insurgencies and revolts centering around one new ideology: Communism
A massive war with a casualty figure close to a world war
Also known as the October Revolution.
The Russia revolution coursed the cold war the Vietnam, war the Korean war and the Chinese civil war.the cold war coursed conflicts in todays world.
Although this war did not happen. We were so close to having nuclear annihilation.
Dangerous War. Closest to Nuclear War than ever
This wasn't even a war
How stupid are you like 3 people died in this war because IT WASN'T A WAR
Does nobody think about how this "holy war" just led to slaughter, which good Christians and Muslims know is horrible? - Cyri
You mean the wars that lasted from the late 11th century to the 13th century A.D.? All that was was a war between Christians and Muslims. All it accomplished was death. That's all these "holy wars" accomplish. Just death on a grand scale. Nothing holy about it. I don't care WHAT excuse you give me. - Metalhead1997
I don't know what the heck a type of war is this?
Actually, they were a series of wars. - DieGedankenSindFrei
Which actually lasted 116 years.
Lady Joan Of Arc Wiped The British Off Of France
Technically it lasted 116 years (1337-1453). - Metalhead1997
I lucky not to be there
I want say about this, maybe this not true, but really this is real world war 1 because war with many country, they conquer a lot of country but fail to conquer Japan. Dynasty Yuan actually never exit, only mongol conquer China 100 years, China history also got fake like Dynasty Yuan, how come China emperor not chinese during Yuan? and kill almost 90% Chinese and don't know we are real chinese or not...don't know because history is write by victory
Actually its the biggest war of all time.
Eco cleaned the world, saved from overpopulation
They severed peoples heads off, that's messed up
This war kicked off the economic and political conditions that lead to the French, American, Latin American and other revolutions.
The war that shaped America
Short and expensive war
U mean persian gulf war?
As it is a ongoing war in the Middle East so much have been killed and a lot of people living there refuge to other countries
Civillians don't seem to realize how bad it is! We need to kill the terrorists who support systematically raping children and beheading pregnant mothers
Ongoing for 6 years. - Metalhead1997
ISIS vs America vs Rebels vs Syria
It was a time of terror. Small country with little weapons.
India helped bangladesh to get its independence
Bangladesh and pakistan will beat india into 2000 piceses
Bangladesh ( East Pakistan ) has won the war against Pakistan ( West Pakistan ) in 1971. West Pakistan launched Operation Searchlight against the people of East Pakistan on the night of 25 March 1971. About 3 million people were killed by West Pakistan. On 16 December 1971, Lt. Gen A. A. K. Niazi, CO of Pakistan Army forces located in East Pakistan signed the Instrument of Surrender. Over 93,000 Pakistani troops surrendered to the Indian forces & Bangladesh Liberation forces, making it the largest surrender since World War II.
80% dead people yeah yee mmm
Free dim sims after its all over
More than vietnam war - SpencerJC
It is the most important thing of Indian army... It was very difficult but we managed to do it...
Pakistan lost the battle
Kargil war showcased the impotance of artillery in the modern day battlefield scenario...
Most expensive war after ww2
After WWI, the Ottoman Empire was forced to be divided and its citizens were to kneel infront of occupying troops. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk went across the whole country to inform people and start the war. Hundreds of thousands of voluntary soldiers went to the frontline, fighting Armenian, Greek, British, French and Italian troops all at once. In the meanwhile, Ataturk opened the grand national assembly and did series of revolutions that made Turkey independent and secular. The Turks won the war, claiming their beloved land.
This to be honest
The first war that showed to the world that imperialist countries could be defeatet, and showed the way how to do it to other leaders like mahatma gandi.
Was a semi world War, took place in British America, Canada, Europe, and India - O0812528
It was the FIRST truly World war.
I call it Americas pointless war for free oil from the Middle East still very very very vvvery sad though so much dead ;(
The fall of Europe's most powerful country.
This war cost 1/5 of the population of men to be killed. It had a million soldiers going head to head.
It has given us a new understanding of war...
The Roman Republic would have never become the Roman Empire and the influence on Western culture to this day would not be influenced by Rome but by Hannibal and Carthage.
I know there was no weapons of mass destruction, but at the time everyone believed there was so the war sadly happened.
I think this one of the worst war ever happened. The conflict broke when both sides thinks the other one started and just when people thinks its about to end it starts over again! Ever heard of diplomacy!
Everyone[at least I hope everyone]knows at this point that this war was a money scheme operated by the U. S government,U. S oil companies[such as Halliburton, Exxon Mobil, Deutche Shell, and BP]U. S weapons manufacturers[such as United Technologies, L-3 Communications, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Environmental Chemical]U. S private military corporations[such as Blackwater, Dyncorp, Aegis Defense Contractors, Parsons, and Halo Group]along with Middle Eastern oil Sheikhs[such as Alwaleed Bin Talal, The Bin Laden Family, The Ahmoudi Family, and the Mahfouz family]to plunder the Middle East like viking-pirates. Iraq had something we needed, oil. As a matter of fact 81% of the worlds oil is in the Middle East. We needed a catastrophe to propel us to go to war and when the terrorist hit the trade center it gave us the excuse we needed.
Iran-Iraq war was a bad war in history
Baddest war,many deaths،many handicapped people after the war
This should be among the top of the list, for 8 years in modern age whole world fight with iran, using chemical weapon. millions of people died and lots of cities burned into ground. city of Khurramshahr 100% destroyed :(
How did this not get higher
The Future, or the War of 1812
That is really nice
When a small country fought muslim terrorists and entire NATO alliance for three months
The Persian war created the Middle Eastern and Western culture divisions than persist some 2300+ years later. Few things men make have lasted longer and continue to be relevant.
Save the people of Earth USA
Long live usa
Lotsa people died
it was fun
I remember learning about this in history when I was young
Possibly the most interesting pre-world war battle in history.
This wasn't a real war, just america trying to get involved because they felt left out. So they declared war on a country that just defeated napoleon, and had the largest navy in the world, then got invaded by britain and got their rumps handed to them. By the way, this war isn't even studied in Europe and do you know why? Because its insignificant. - Bturlik
To us it was a new sense of national pride. Also we do not study European Wars, such as The Seven Years War, The Franco-Prussian War, The Austro-Prussian War, The Lapland War, and many others...so...
Great war it was
Not to mention the use of concentration camps by the british.
In this war inspired other countries and with out it World War One just would have been a lame war with no strategy. The Boere stared a strategy named "Guerilla" and with out that strategy War would have been a slow day.
It’s why Asians hate japanese
Soviets trying to self-govern other countries.