The Bloodiest Wars

  1. World War II

    1939–1945 Worldwide
    40,000,000–85,000,000 casualties

  2. Mongol conquests

    1206–1324 Eurasia
    40,000,000 to 70,000,000 casualties

  3. Taiping Rebellion

    1850–1864 China
    20,000,000 to 100,000,000 casualties

  4. Conquest of the Americas

    1492–1691 Americas
    8,400,000 to 137,750,000 casualties

  5. Qing dynasty conquest of Ming Dynasty

    1616–1662 China
    25,000,000 to 25,000,000 casualties

  6. Second Sino-Japanese War (Part of World War II)

    1937–1945 China
    20,000,000 to 25,000,000 casualties

  7. Spanish conquest of Mexico (Part of Conquest of the Americas)

    1519–1632 Mexico
    24,300,000 to 24,300,000 casualties

  8. An Lushan Rebellion

    755–763 China
    13,000,000 to 36,000,000 casualties

  9. World War I/Great War

    1914–1918 Worldwide
    20,000,000 to 20,000,000 casualties

  10. Dungan Revolt

    1862–1877 China
    8,000,000 to 12,000,000 casualties

Image: RIA Novosti archive, image #44732 / Zelma / CC-BY-SA 3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

 

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