Top Ten Worst Wars In History


The Top Ten

1 World War II

Even worse when people think somethings or the whole war was a myth

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). - Bolshoy_Brat

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.

Many gave their life to serve in war and protect their country all to stop Hitler. This was a bloody scary murderous war you would not like to be in!

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2 World War I

In school I must've had to study really. mad to write a journal of a solider in World War I

While WW2 killed more people, WW1 caused much more brutal deaths.

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.

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3 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 war that should have never taken place

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. - Bolshoy_Brat

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

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4 Napoleonic Wars

You mean " invasion of the little corporal".

Should be #19. - TeamRocket747

5 American Civil War

"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.

More americans died in this war then in ANY OTHER WAR COMBINED!

Slavery is bad! Get over it!

This was not a deadly war people!

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6 Thirty Years War

All I have to say is SCARY!

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.

7 Russian Civil War
8 Chinese Civil War

This war is what turned democratic China into a communism.

9 Iran-Iraq War
10 Hundred Years' War

Hundred years of war!

It's A HUNDRED YEARS guys seriously - User4873

The Contenders

11 English Civil War
12 War In Afghanistan

So, Bush the Tush, you think it's good to blame an entire country for a terrorist attack. - TeamRocket747



Militaries death
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

13 Trojan War
14 American Revolutionary War

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

15 Spanish Civil War
16 Korean War

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

Why Kim Jong-un is horrible. -TeamRocket747

17 War in Iraq
18 Chinese Three Kingdoms war

50 million people killed at the end of the Han dynasty - fartducks101

19 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

20 Kosovo War
21 First Chechen War
22 Emu War

Australia didn’t stand a chance

23 The Pig War

Worst war ever

It was stupid and just a pig died

24 Gulf War
25 Bosnian War for Independence
26 Kargil War
27 Mongol Conquest

Why, this has more deaths than any other war (except wwii) - TeamRocket747

28 Syrian Civil War
29 War of 1812
30 Irish Rebellion of 1798
31 Rwandan Civil War
32 American Philippine War
33 Anglo Boer War
34 Mexican–American War

Imagine a second.

What is james k polk thinking

35 Seminole Wars

Why isn't anyone voting for this? These were 3 wars the USA lost

36 French and Indian War
37 Texas Revolution

Aw yes, the war my state was in. Come and take this spot, (see what I did there? ) - TeamRocket747

38 Seven Years War

Prussia won

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