Top 10 Wars That Never Should Have Happened

The Top Ten

1 World War 1

WW1 was because franz ferdinand was shot and austria-hungary declared war on serbia because they thougt that it was them and they asked germany if they would join and they said yes.
I mean it was serbia or austria-hungary that started the first world war why did germany have to sogn the treaty of versailles its either serbia or austria-hungary if brittain and america would not let them sign the treaty of versailles and hitler would not be mad and he would not start WW2 because he never got mad because treaty of versailles never happened stalin would not take control over germany and the cold war would never happen and if the cold war never happened then the vietnam war and korean war would not have happened so I think that it was not germanys fault in WW1

It started everything in the modern age. The Great Depression, World War 2, Holocaust, Nukes, Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, terrorism, Yugoslav Wars, u stability in the Middle East, and fall of the Soviet Union. It was a very dark time indeed...

Whoever invented war (before the world wars), they shouldn't have been born.
War is just barbaric and is serial killing.
Peace not Murder

As much as crazy as it sounds all wars are good, without them our country's would have died from the inside and over population. I'm sorry but it's true

Yeah, you have a very good point my friend, if it wasn't for war, we'd be overpopulated and we'd all be living in poverty

2 Iraq War

President Bush believed Iraq was hiding WMDs and were affiliated with as Bush calls them, "Al-Qaeder". So he sends troops to take down Saddam's horrible regime and also took down stability in Iraq. Leaving most of Saddam's military and supporters to join Jihadists groups such as al-Qaeda and later, ISIS. No WMDs were discovered (unless you mean oil) and Iraq is in worse shape than it was already.

US just want to turn off the country but not Suddum!

3 Vietnam War

The war no one liked. It was effortless. People thought it was horrible as both Soviets and Americans were using gasses such as Agent Orange to use on the Vietnamese. It worsened relations with both powers too. Vietnam is now a poor country. All of the Vietnam War veterans came back with no celebration and had a hard time finding jobs leaving them homeless.

My parents are from Laos, and they had to immigrate because of the bombings that took place. Then again, me and my sister wouldn't be living in America if my parents never did. Still, my relatives in Laos are suffering due to low standard of living and poverty.

This war makes superpower country like America looks like an idiot. This war should be never happened.

We invaded Vietnam just because they were communist

4 World War 2

World War 1 was bad, I admit. But what major atrocities happened during that war? Nothing really bad. During World War 2, we had the holocaust and the treatment of the Jews. Not only that, we have the nuking of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We had the blitz, the battle of the Somme and the aftermath led to the cold war. Even the person who invented the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki said it was the biggest mistake he ever made and he wishes he could go back in time and stop it from happening. The aftermaths are still present in today's society; Japanese children having odd qualities and the millions of people who would have been born if the disastrous numbers of deaths was prevented. World War 1 actually had a reason to begin, yet this was all for Germany wanting Poland's land.

This was necessary. If the Germans and the Central Powers won World War 1, this wouldn't have been necessary. But since the Allies won this war while it was their fault, I have some feelings of resentment for them.

This first comment is actually stupid. "But what major atrocities happened during that war? Nothing really bad." Don't act like you know history. THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE HAPPENED!

Actually, this was probably the worlds most important war. Imagine what would've happened if Hitler and the Nazis won?

5 Syrian War

This war has evolved from what was a protest, to a 4 sided war! With Dictator Assad leading the regime gassing Rebels and Kurds. The Rebels trying to overthrow Assad's regime to probably also bring another dictator in. Kurdistan trying to get a country of their own and fight ISIS. And finally, ISIS making things worse by bringing Jihad, unstability, terrorism, and gassing to Syria.

6 War of 1812

It was bad how the British were impressing U.S. Sailors into their Navy but America was not ready for a war. They invaded Canada but failed, the British attacked Washington and burned down the White House. It did, however, gave us our National Anthem.

7 Korean War

China, why would you even...?

Without this there would be no Kim-Jhong-Un

The U.S. Didn't even want to fight this one but it was dragged into the war because of the UN. They tried to stop Commies, only to have China get p***ed and fight the UN. Therefore leaving a stalemate. Now cause North Korea to constantly threaten us and get nukes.

8 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan and fought against U.S. backed Mujahiideen. Which the Mujahiideen won, but soon devolved into the Taliban, a jihadist group that was known for ridiculous laws and being supported by Al-Qaeda. Therefore, that was one of the starts of unstability in the Middle East today.

As much as I hate to say this, I would have preferred to let Afghanistan be a communist country rather than one ravaged by terrorism.

This sparked a massive collapse of what was a promising nation.

9 30 Years War

A war about religion. Just like every over war! Except, it was over different sects of Christianity. Martin Luther created Protestantism but the Vatican got all mad and banished him. Soon Martin Luther's ideas began to spread to England, France, and then-Holy Roman Empire. Soon, war broke out between states in the Holy Roman Empire between Catholics and Protestants. Soon, it devolved into a war between the Hadsburg dynasty, a royal family known for being really REALLY inbred, and anti Hadsburg dynasty, who were probably also inbred but we're still sane. Eventually leading into one of the deadliest wars in history.

I agree most wars in that era were about religion.

This war tought a lesson to everybody: wars based on religion are murder. If only this war stayed in Germany. Because it got political, France ##$%@ed the Holy Roman Empire. THIS WAR IS OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE-
Lessons...
1. Don't ask for help.
2. Don't throw people out of windows.
3. Don't touch France.

10 Cold War

It is considered as a war, if it wasn't then the Vietnam War and other would have never happened. So of course it is not directly considered as a "war" but it caused other wars and conflicts... It is one of the most important ones because it lasted more than 40 years and it's not so old, it changed lives of millions of people,...

Who's idea was it to put this on, a Cold War is not a war, nobody is getting killed. Tensions are at a high, but there's no warfare. What a joke, you'd rather cast your vote on this than the Iraqi war or Vietnam war!?

Then again, if it didn't happen, countries like Germany (East Germany) would still be communist.

This isn't even a war. Who put this on here?

The Contenders

11 Emu War

Yes this is an actual thing, a bunch of Australians lost their lives to a bunch of dumb birds. It was destructive to the Australian population... Also it shouldn't have happened cause it was a very VERY stupid war.

I saw this on over simplified and the only reason for this war to exist is that it made me laugh.

12 Yugoslav Wars

A war between the states in Yugoslavia. It was horrifying as genocide was everywhere! Especially in Serbia as they were removing Kebab like it ain't no thang. If it never happened, then the former Yugoslavia countries will still break away, but hopefully in a peaceful manner. Otherwise, we wouldn't have any memes such as Serbia Strong/Remove Kebab...

Only Macedonia broke peacfully from Yugoslavia

13 War on Terror

Take this off the list, terror sucks

14 Mexican-American War

Come on, that was just mean from the US, would you like half of your territory to be stripped from you by your neighbor! Illegal War!

15 Arab–Israeli War

It's called Palestine! forever!

16 Pig War

An American man killed a British pig...
...These Brits take pigs seriously. The pig was the only one to die.

But without the Pig War, there wouldn't be that episode of Hey Arnold about it.

17 First Gulf War

Do you think iraq would have stopped at kuwait...no they would have taken all the oil

Seriously, Bush had no reason to do it.

18 Persian War
19 Falklands War

Oh get over it! The people on the Falkland Islands are British and don't want Argentina taking over. The islands are British. Get over it.

Britain had no right to invade Argentina to take their land. Falklands should belong to Argentina!

We owned it first! Falklands forever!
Argues never!

Long Live the British Falklands!

20 Third Punic War

At this point, Carthage was not a threat, and this was a war of vengeance by Romans against a people who had threatened their existence, but had resigned themselves to be essentially subjects under the Senate. Absolutely brutal, a long, drawn out siege turned into essentially a Stalingrad-esque nightmare, as two years passed by with desperate defense by the Carthaginian citizens and a well-organized, infuriated Roman citizen-soldier army. This would be the last time Roman society would unite to conquer another society, as from here on out most wars featured professional soldiers or were fought against city-states and kingdoms who were willing to surrender after their belligerent king had surrendered. In Carthage, there would be no quarter. I highly recommend Dan Carlin's podcast if you would like to hear the story of all 3 Punic Wars.

The other two were totally justified, in my opinion.

21 Ogaden War (Ethio-Somali war)

Ogaden territory belongs to Somalia and will forever be the land of Somalis!

22 Russian War
23 Napoleonic War

SCREW YOU FRANCE! I WILL KILL YOU WITH ALL MY MIGHT! RUSSIA DIDN'T DO ANYTHING TO YOU AND YOU TRIED TO KILL THEM! I'M GLAD YOU LOST IN THAT WAR! YOU SHOULD'VE BEEN HOMELESS BY NOW

24 Anglo-Zanzibar war

Shortest one ever

It was.. 38 minutes..

25 War in Donbass
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