Worst Events In World History

The Top Ten

1 The Holocaust

Jews were tortured, enslaved and gassed. What more do you want?

The only reason 9/11 is second is because it was recent. In time, it will be a historical and terrible event that will probably be less of an issue to the people who weren't around to watch it being reported, and compared to events thousands of years ago, it is not as big. Of course it still is devastating and all my hope goes to those who were affected, and all my respect goes to those who fought against it or sadly passed away.

Millions were tortured and killed because of their faith.

This was crazy! This is the absolute worst and it scars so many people up to date!

2 WW2

Those that don't know there history place this anywhere but the number one spot, count up all the mini events that took place within this global war and the lives lost during and even after are uncountable. Please if you. Sleep during history stay awake for ww2. And people, pay attention, we're on the cusp of ww3.

This includes the top 2, plus an unmentioned killing of many soldiers from all countries. This should be #1

People who voted for the holocaust is brainwashed did not know the real history

I personally think ww2 is worse the holocaust why because the world was at war

3 Rape of Nanking

Actually, worse than what happened to the Jews. Many more deaths and more brutal.

Japense solideres raping millions of chinese and killing millions of them

Finally! A list that doesn't only care about the American events! The rest of the world has suffered much more than America in the grand scheme of things

One of the worst events during the war.

4 Slave Trade

In no way do I support slavery, however for those of you who don't know, whitey isn't to blame for slavery. Black Africans sold their own countrymen to the other countries. O and by the way there is still slavery going on in the world today. Its called the sex trade. So if tonight you planned on going and picking up someone for a good time just remember these words, she's a slave, and for an hour or whatever you are helping her stay stuck in a world of violence and abuse. You are no better than that a-hole with a whip. No pun intended

And people blame the south for it, yet New England was one of the main places the triangular trade involving slaves went down

Slaves were forced from there homes in Africa and taken to the New World as Slaves

That should have never happened and I hate falling asleep at night knowing that people did that to other people.

Africans experienced the worst genocide known to man. 200 years of torture unlike the Holocaust that was less than 3 years.

5 WW1

To The Ends Of All Wars, Ends Nothings.

WW1 was such a sad time in history and may people died I wish there was no vilence in the world WW3 is already starting.

6 Black Death

This isn't #1, but it should be #2. This was a horrible disease with over half of the population in Europe dying. For God sakes, humanity almost went extinct thanks to this. This must be higher.

By killing 1/3 of Europe it put an end to Fuedalism (the system used in the middle ages where poor farmers worked for lords and knights), and led to the Renaissance, with the greatest scientific discoveries and exploration since the Roman Empire.

Didn't just wipe out most of Europe, but reduced the population of the Earth by about 1/3.

A lot worse than many others on the list (9/11) a lot more people died.

7 The Crusades

The Crusades were the open and advertised killing of people who opposed Christianity to establish the power of the Catholic church

Religion is a scourge on this planet and absolutely DOES NOT deserve one iota of respect. A good many of the worst crimes in history were killing for religion. Where was your god during these times? Yeah, that's what I thought!

And a good reason to avoid labels and pledge blind, undying faith to specific organizations of man.

Although we don't have as many accounts of the Crusades, it probably was the worst.

8 9/11

I would build a time machine, and go back to the day before the attacks. then I would go to the lobby and tell everybody that at 8;47 the next day, the towers would be attacked and show them videos of the attacks and tell them to close the building the next day. there would be a lot of damage, but at least everybody is alive!

Shouldn't be as high on the list. This is nothing compared to Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

In my opinion this has to be the saddest most tragic event in world history. My family knew Leroy Homer JR (flight 93) he was a long time friend of both my Aunts. I was 5 years old at the time and still remember briefly watching my parents faces in horror and tears and knowing my Aunt worked across from the WTC and could possibly be hurt or even killed. I was a bit young so I didn't know how to react other than crying but all I remember was watching the T.V. and it all seeming like a movie except it was for real, I don't know how evil a person or people could be to do such a thing as to attack a building in which people go to work innocently not knowing what could happen. Those who were on all 4 planes knowing as it was hijacked will be the last few minutes of their lives. I don't live in the US but I can imagine all of the people seeing smoke and fire arising from the two buildings and the ash and papers flying from the sky above. Watching clips online and seeing the blood and tears ...more

The worst day on earth I Can't believe this type of attack would even happen this is very sad over 2,996 people died and I can't believe they let suicide bombers hijack a airplane to the World Trade Center this is too sad George W. Bush was a bad president during this time no military was involved on this day what the NYPD involved this worse as the black plague the Holocaust in World War II top one is the black plague actually met the Holocaust talk to is the black plague top three is World War II one top force 911 top-five Pearl Harbor top six atomic bombings in Japan.

9 Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombing

Thousands died

Thanks for the anime though

Guys, they had no choice. Operation downfall would have had more causulaties

Blame the Americans

10 Native American Genocide

More people died than the Holocaust

If you want to go by death toll, this should be #1 by far. (100 million)

This event should get a sequel in the next 5 years

How can we ignore this?

The Newcomers

? Yemeni Civil War
? Stalin Gets In Power

The Contenders

11 Dallas Shooting

God did that shooter of the 2016 shooting of Dallas police officers had some shooting skills I know he was in the army I bet if you put the shooter of the 2016 shooting of Dallas police officers in the same island of the 2011 Norway attacks island and put the shooter of the 2011 Norway attacks in the same island if the 2016 shooting of Dallas police officers shooter vs 2011 Norway attacks shooter the 2016 shooting of Dallas police officers shooter will kill the 2011 Norway attacks shooter hands down

Cops need to be trained even more or have better protection wear after this event I mean they were going against a soldier the guy killed 5 cops and injured 11 more and 2 people in the protest

By Dallas shooting do you mean the 2016 shooting of Dallas police officers yes that was tragic

No ever talked about this one I think this event was crazier than what happen in Orlando

12 The Holomodor

Soviet form of Nazi Germany's Holocaust

It was the worst thing that has ever happened

I'm not a communist.

Holodomor (which means “murder by starvation“) never happened. There definitely was a famine, but there is no evidence that it was intentional. What's sick is that the West isn't concerned about the people who suffered from the famines of 1932, they're just worried about bashing Communism.

13 Permian-Triassic Extinction

I remember this like it was yesterday... I still have flashbacks

Its also called the great dying

So deadly

When Ann the Allosaur died after hiding in the attic with her family. #RespectTheBible

14 The Great Deppression

Caused 25-35% of the World to go Unemployed

The great deppression was so sad people lost there jods and those years were vary had to live in

It was a time of poverty and despair. many people's lives deteriorated. kkk

15 China's Great Leap Forward

This needs to be higher.

Are you kidding me? The Great Leap Forward at 14, nobody knows about this and that’s just shameful. 56 million people died!

16 Rise of Communism

The principal idea of communism itself is not bad. It's an absolute equality in its essence, the thing is that people are always craving for power, and in the end, they will succeed, and ignore their own ideals and ideology.

That's wonderfully portrayed in "Animal Farm" for example. The principal idea was that everyone is equal... until "but some are more equal" was added.

There are two big issues why communism is so poorly executed: the leaders stop carrying about the population and want to gain more and more control and power, and communist countries try to see other countries and systems as bad. It is essential to stay open for other countries for your own economy and to not control the population or else your basic idea is dead, else the result is as disastrous as in every communist country. East Germany had a way better equality of women and even homosexuals than in West Germany, and everyone had only a moderate income but wasn't piss poor. But what's that worth ...more

They actually did a good job building Socialism, considering what they've had to work with. May it rise again!

Only reason communism sucks is the corruption of those in power.

And the fact that eventually you run out of other people's money.

Why don't they just go to a communist country?

17 Rwandan Genocide

Should be at least in the top 5. 800000 people died needlessly. UN offered little to no help!

18 Armenian Genocide

I wrote a research paper about this event and I read about the terrible ways Armenians were tortured by the Ottomans. This event was definitely one of the most horrible of all time. The worst part is that Turkey denies that the genocide happened

Just as bad as the Holocaust and almost no one's heard of it.

And Turkey still denies it ever happened.

This was just like the holocaust

19 Ebola Outbreak

Thanks to this horrid illness over 10000 people have died and the jokes keep getting worse and more offensive

It was so scary thing that you could be the next on to catch it

Oh god it happens a lot and it might end the world

That's a very terrible event

20 African American Slavery
21 The Salem Witch Trials

20 people that were accused and hanged for witchcraft

22 Syrian Civil War
23 Cultural Revolution in China

Over 65 MILLION civilians killed 1966-1976, nearly the worldwide total of World War 2.

A grave mistake of Mao's.

24 Spanish Influenza Outbreak

The deadliest natural event in the history of mankind, more people died in this natural event than anything else.

25 Bengal Famine of 1943
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