Top 10 Worst Events in World History

The Top Ten
1 The Holocaust

Although not the most bloody event in terms of the number of victims ( 6 million Jews against 20 million victims of the civilian population of the USSR, destroyed according to the plan "Ost", or 18 million Chinese, destroyed by the Japanese), but undoubtedly much more tragic.
RIP all victims of the Holocaust. All those 6 million lives forever in our hearts.

The only list that on this site in which the actual worst events in history, like the holucast or 9/11, were never below anything bieber or Trump related. Phew...

This is DEFINITELY one of the worst events in history, along with 9/11 and both World Wars and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I HATE that we (the U.S.) bombed Japan. I know they bombed Hawaii, but we murdered many innocent people! There was a video that I watched with my family about what Japan looked like the day of the bombing right before the bombing in both cities. In both cities, children and their mothers were sitting laughing, chatting, and doing school, and then BOOM! BOOM! --everything dissolved in smoke. Everything blew up. I was so sad and angry at President Truman for commanding us to do that and at us for obeying him. I know we were furious, and I also know that Japan shouldn't have bombed us (I am NOT pointing fingers at Japan, by the way, I am MADDER at the U.S. than Japan). But that doesn't warrant us bombing two cities that did NOTHING to us. Just because Japan bombed us doesn't mean every single person who is Japanese is bad. People can do bad things and good ...more

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.

2 World War II

This pointlessly stupid conflict killed hundreds of people for know reason other than racism. Unlike the First World War where ended making more sense, WW2 ruined the worlds borders especially in Europe, historical lands taken away and cleansed because of a pointless war.

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.

Invaison of poland. Others attacked by axis powers. Hitler killed off 6 million jews. Bombing of London, invaison of China and pacific, communism and fasicm fighting, Nuclear bombs! North African campain, battle for moscow, winter war, and the deadliest battle-BATTLE OF STALINGARD!

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

3 World War I

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.

To The Ends Of All Wars, Ends Nothings.

4 Rape of Nanking

I can't even fathom how Japanese people were able to do such an atrocity considering they are so polite and have a cute culture, maybe that's what lead to them being like now.

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

Japanese school children are not taught about this atrocity. They are not taught about any other atrocity they committed during WW2 either.

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

5 African 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

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.

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

6 9/11

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.

9/11 should be first thousand of inisint people lost there lives I'm not ameican I'm british and I would of saved all the people I counld of seen not saying all th other events are just a peace of paper its history ieven wish I was in the building to save others mother fathers brothers grand parents and tuns of kids lost there lifes in that building its disgusting what they did and why just why by the way I'm a kid I'm 11 and I care I care about the people who were in the building and I never new any of them R.I.P

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!

7 Black Death

It was so deadly that it was simply known as "plague" or "pestilence" and it has had the biggest impact on history of any disease.

The worst disease I ever heard a deadly
One that ever one ever had and 20 to 700 million people died from that disease and that was in Europe and I never seen a disease like that before and I'm sorry about every ones lost I think of this worse as September 11 and the holocaust including the space shuttle challenger.

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.

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.

8 The Crusades

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.

War for Religion Control

9 Native American Genocide

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

More people died than the Holocaust

How can we ignore this?

10 The Holomodor

It is interesting that this famine is promoted beyond all measure, then no one never remembers other famines in the history of Russia (the famines in the Russian Empire were almost continuous, following each other with an interval of several years, and only with the advent of Soviet power in Russia did this succeed stop, although not immediately). I tried to find on this list the Russian famines of 1891, 1897, 1901, 1906, 1911, 1916-17, but I failed, while the 1933 famine is in 11th place in the list of the worst events in human history. It probably has nothing to do with the fact that it is so convenient to use it to demonize the damned communists.
Just an interesting observation.

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.

It was the worst thing that has ever happened

Soviet form of Nazi Germany's Holocaust

The Contenders
11 The Great Deppression

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

Caused 25-35% of the World to go Unemployed

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

12 Coronavirus Outbreak

This should be somewhere at 1 or 2 this event killed a lot more Americans then 9/11 did and killed a lot of others in other country's.

This is by far the worst event in world history. The holocaust and the black death were nothing compared to this.

It's horrible. But I like quarantine, and I feel like I'm the only one who does. - SoongeBill

I thought this would be in the top 10 by now.

13 Dallas Shooting

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

This was a sad day I am a police officer and when I heard about this event it was terrifying

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

This was deadly I wonder if there gonna put this on the world wildest police videos

14 Ebola Outbreak

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

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

15 Chernobyl Disaster

I added this because of the horrible effects it had.

Me mum's ukrainian

16 Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

It killed more than one hundred thousand people, and that was in one explosion. It was one of the most cruel and affected innocent people for miles. More than half of two cities that took years to built destroyed. It shows how terrifying people can be. Even though the Americans did this for revenge, it is still the most inhumane event in history (besides the Holocaust). Robert Oppenheimer even quoted a line from the Bhagavad Gita, saying "I have become death, destroyer of worlds".

Instantly obliterated 150,000 people in response to pearl harbor which only killed around 3,000 people. Hundreds of thousands of innocent people died. Destroyed the landscape for thousands of miles for many years. In my opinion the worst most inhumane event throughout human history.

Hey, would you rather have millions more die because of US invading Japan? Nuking Japan was the best choice we had, and although it killed many, it saved many more, as if the war continued, more people on both sides would have died.

9/11 more or less is just propaganda. Are people crazy to put it on the number 2 spot. Yes people died in the 9/11 but Americans used it as an excuse to kill many more billions of people around the world especially Muslims

17 Rise of Communism

Lol, I was born in the Soviet Union and I can tell you that Soviet government was by far the least corrupted in our history. I think that is one of the main reasons people here miss that good old times. Stalin, Khrushchev or Brezhnev were no more than just a beggars compared to Putin or Nicholas the Bloody.
The same applies to China and some other communist or former communist countries, thought not all of them (communist Romania or "our beloved" North Korea as bad examples).

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

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

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

18 Permian-Triassic Extinction

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

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

Its also called the great dying

Woah, that really broke my heat when poor Dorthy the Dino died :(

19 China's Great Leap Forward

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

This needs to be higher.

20 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

21 Rwandan Genocide

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

22 Spanish Influenza Outbreak

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

23 Hitler Ascends to In Power
24 Las Vegas Shooting

Deadliest shooting in modern U.S. History

By far the worst shooting

A crazy shooting

Really sad man

25 The Salem Witch Trials

20 people that were accused and hanged for witchcraft

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