Worst Events In World History

The Top Ten

1 The Holocaust

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

You know what is weird about Hitler? That he wanted you dead if you didn't have blonde hair and blue eyes even though he didn't have blonde hair or blue eyes.That explains why he committed suicide

How can you spill the blood of inacent people

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.

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2 WW2

Horrible event in history

Jew and china will vote for this

This was the worst war in history

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.

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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.

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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 - Skullkid755

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.

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5 9/11

Was a tragic event, respect to the victims - Croyl

Fly high people fly high

This never happened - A Smart Person

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!

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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. - Buddyd123

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.

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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. - Billyv

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

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8 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.

9 Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombing

Thanks for the anime though

Kind of deserved, to be honest. Japan was committing atrocious acts, and the straw that broke the camel's back was them bombing us. Yes, we killed innocents by bombing them, but it ended the worst war in recent memory, right? - SwagFlicks

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

Thousands died

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10 Native American Genocide

This event should get a sequel in the next 5 years

More people died than the Holocaust - ikerevievs

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

How can we ignore this?

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

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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. - DieGedankenSindFrei

13 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

14 China's Great Leap Forward

This needs to be higher. - Vancedapurpleguy

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

15 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 - Martin_Canine

Capitalism killed more

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

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

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

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16 African American Slavery
17 Ebola Outbreak

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

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

worst disease ever the memes are becoming offensive

18 The Salem Witch Trials

20 people that were accused and hanged for witchcraft - Hunterlane871

19 Syrian Civil War
20 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. - DieGedankenSindFrei

21 Bengal Famine of 1943
22 Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years' War
23 Rwandan Genocide

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

24 7 July 2005 London Bombings

Feel bad guys

This was a sad day for London

This event was scary

I agree on this one - catlinelizabethlaufeyson

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25 English Civil War
26 Armenian Genocide

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

This was just like the holocaust

And Turkey still denies it ever happened.

Only a big lie

27 Las Vegas Shooting

A crazy shooting

Really sad man

By far the worst shooting

so sad bro

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28 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

It marked the beginning for Indian freedom when the briitish killed thousands of indians

i like

29 American Civil War
30 Virginia Tech Massacre

This killed more people than sandy hook it should be higher than sandy hook

My god this killed 32 people this was worst than any school shooting

The most sad thing I ever heard he did because they made fun of him

So sad news what has are world really come too

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31 Eastern European Front of WW2

The Soviet Union lost 30 million people and Germany lost 10 million people so 40 million out of the 70 million people who died in ww2 were cause of this horrible forunt

Biggest noumber of people killed in 4yearss

32 Shandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Poor first graders. They got murdered by a 20 year old...

You spelled it wrong

It doesn't matter if they spelled it wrong,you know what they are talking about. It is truly sad,that event. What has our world come to?

33 Oklahoma City Bombing
34 Spanish Civil War
35 Jonestown Suicides

Should be higher. - Vancedapurpleguy

36 Cuban Missile Crisis

The worst thing to ever happend

37 Permian-Triassic Extinction

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

Its also called the great dying - ikerevievs

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

So deadly

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38 The USSR
39 McCarthyism

Teacher: Timmy, share the crayons with Joh-
Joseph McCarthy: COMMUNIST DETECTED - TeamRocket747

40 Treaty of Versailles

Caused the rise of Nazi Germany

41 Manchester Suicide Bombing

really sad

Killed 22 people, and put Ariana Grande's concert tour to an abrupt end and made us think twice about concert safety.
We just haven't gotten better.

42 Sinking of the Titanic

This isn't the worst event in history, but definitely deserves a higher ranking. This definitely by far is the saddest event in history, as in just a few hours, the ship of dreams became an underwater grave that will not be found until 1985. Now, it’s slowly deteriorating.

43 Chernobyl Disaster

I added this because of the horrible effects it had. - InfinateSuperstorm

44 Dunblane Primary Shooting
45 1984 San Ysairo McDonald's shooting
46 Columbine High School Shooting

It all started with this most brutal thing is how they were kids

47 2011 Norway Attacks
48 Spanish Inqusition

Loss of Muslim and Jewish culture in Spain. - ethanmeinster

Loss of Muslim culture?
You mean the Muslims were defeated after they nearly conquered and enslaved Spain.

49 November 2015 Paris Attacks November 2015 Paris Attacks
50 Jesus is Crucified

This shouldn't be included for 2 reasons:
1. If you're a Christian, or anyone who has studied the Bible, why feel this is a bad thing? According to the Bible, Jesus's death was always part of God's plan. It says (I'm paraphrasing) that Jesus was God's only Son & was crucified, dead & buried. He rose up & went into heaven to be w/God, so that whoever believed in him would have eternal life.
2. If you're not a Christian, whether you're an atheist or agnostic, you definitely wouldn't want it on the list because it would be like including a fictional character.

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