Top Ten Worst Wars In History

The Top Ten
World War II

The only war that had nuclear bombings in it. The war with the most casualties in human history. The war involving the most countries in history (All of the Americas, all African states at the time (Liberia and Ethiopia), All countries in the Middle East (except Yemen), all countries in Asia (except Tibet, Bhutan, and Afghanistan), all Oceania countries, and almost all of Europe (exception being the Baltic states, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican, Andorra, Spain, Portugal, Liechtenstein (even though the Japanese invaded their Timor colony))). The most casualties were in the Soviet Union and China. Multiple atrocities were committed during the war, my great grandmothers house was bombed during the Battle of Britain, etc. This war shaped the Cold War, and most of the modern day world.

Roughly 75 million died to kill one man. It broke Europe's economy, even today, and caused China's civil war to end in communism, had two and the only two nuclear strikes, on civilians, and led to a massive tense cold war between the U.S.S. R and the U. S where both opponents could have easily killed everyone on earth and then some, or many. This war broke the world and left deep scars of the bloody past.

I put a lot of research in this war, it's a very iconic war both in history and movie, and media alike. With a lot of civilians death and many men who sacrifice their life to defend their homeland from the Genesis of the Nazi and The Japanese Imperial.

The war that brought both East and West together to fight against Fascism with millions of lives dead only to turn their backs on each other in another conflict (Cold War).

World War I

Not sure about death toll, but for sheer horror WWI is definitely worse than WWII. A sampling of the horrors: poison gas, trenches, mortars, bombs, machine guns, tanks, etc. , most of them seen for the first time.

WWII was bad for sure, but it really shaped the way the world is today, further elevating the US, the next generation, and the women's movement, to name a few.

World war one was the deadliest conflict ever it killed 17 million people and it was thought that war to end all wars because the deadly conflict on country's and the allies won.

This war caused Germany's economy to collapse which led to the rise of Hitler and ultimately caused ww2.

It left more than 40 million dead. Germany used poison gas to kill troops. In my opinion that's TORTURE

Vietnam War

Everybody was divided in those times. College students everywhere tried protesting, but the coppers stopped them dead in their tracks. Then, the US government began conscripting, and a few of the lucky ones emigrated to the Great White North. If we could turn back time, this war would have never happened. (Also, we would have been more optimistic, and Annie would've been on Broadway - sooner).

A hard-fought war that turn out to be pointless. Sure, the US mission there was to contain communism but the very nation they're backing was corrupt and popular among the people. Fast forward, they lost with a lot of American blood wasted and today "communist" Vietnam is in good terms with the US.

A horrible war full of horrible experiments and was the only war America lost (by backing out)

A Pointless war! We shouldn't have been involved!

Napoleonic Wars

You mean " invasion of the little corporal".

American Civil War

This war was bloody but it wasn't bad. I mean, I would prefer not to have any wars but if it's to remove slavery one of the worst things of all time then so be it.

Yes it was! didn't matter how inaccurate muskets were! people had new weapons to mow down the enemy in brutal nasty ways!

"not deadly" yet it's called the bloodiest war in american history and had the most american deaths, a lot of them from diseases, and family members killing each other, and it lead up to the death of abraham lincoln as well. I wouldn't say this is the worst war in world history, but definitely in american history.

Slavery is bad! Get over it!

Thirty Years War

Thirty years of hell and starvation. Completely depopulating huge areas in Germany.
The reasons for the war are complex and alliances shifted constantly.
Started as an internal conflict but soon foreign powers intervened for various reasons. Mostly to expand their own wealth, influence and power.
With Cardinal Richelieu (the bad guy from the three musketeers) being the biggest influence behind the reason why that war escalated that badly and lasted that long.
In the end the only ones that really profitted from the war were France and Sweden.
Sweden became a great power for a while after getting rich from war booty after plundering major German cities.
France became the undisputed hegemon of Europe for the next 200 years since there was no real opposition left on the continent. It would take 150 years until the population of he German states was on the same level as before the war and any centralized institutions de facto stopped existing.

All I have to say is SCARY!

Russian Civil War
Chinese Civil War

This war is what turned democratic China into a communism.

Hundred Years' War

How could they have a war for a hundred of years? The idiots in the world should've realised that they should've stopped wars after this.

Hundred years of war!

It's A HUNDRED YEARS guys seriously

Iran-Iraq War

The Newcomers

? Russia-Ukraine war

All because Putin wanted Crimea, coming from a

The Contenders
War In Afghanistan

So, Bush the Tush, you think it's good to blame an entire country for a terrorist attack.

Military deaths
USA - 2,234
UK - 453
Canada - 158
France - 88
Australia - 79
Germany - 57
Italy - 53
Denmark - 43
Poland - 43
Spain - 34
Georgia - 29
Netherlands - 25
Romania - 23
Turkey - 14
New Zealand - 11

English Civil War
Korean War

Any civil war is terrible. Brother on brother should not happen. What makes this the worst is that we are still divided.

Spanish Civil War
American Revolutionary War

A very bad war. Most of our military were just farmers. But it was nice for our freedom. 😀

Trojan War
War in Iraq

When will the human race learn that war is stupid, pointless, barbaric and killing the innocent. I mean look at The Arauco War 1536 to 1818 the longest 282 years.
That hundred years war and the thirty years war.

Emu War

This was insane - Unnamed Google User Remade

Australia didn’t stand a chance

Croatian War for Independence

The struggle that engulfed Yugoslavia saw many masacres, yet alsomany great battles. the Croatians fought in vukovar outnumbered 17 to 1 and held them ooff for 2 months befoore being sent to concentration camps with civilians (who were also kids and pregnant women) and shot and thrown in the dirt. this struggle tops many in this list, yet isn't known as much as any of these.

The massacres committed by the serb people, including the murder of children and pregnant woman and rape of civillins, and the hardships the Croatian people overcame when at points they were outnumbered almost 16 to one should have them up at least in the top 5

Chinese Three Kingdoms war

50 million people killed at the end of the Han dynasty

The Pig War

Worst war ever

Irish Rebellion of 1798
Bosnian War for Independence
Kosovo War
First Chechen War
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