10 Most Deadliest Wars of All Time In The World | Uncover the Most Devastating Conflicts

Deadliest Wars

The world that we will live in today has been shaped by numerous stories and wars. Wars even though and not a great part of human history but sure are an important part of it. As some of the wars were too big that decided the fate of the human race for years to come. Today in this article will discuss the top 10 deadliest wars the world. These battles were so bad and excruciating that they are reminded again and again so that humans do not make a mistake to repeat it. So let’s have a look at Top 10 deadliest wars in the world.


1. First World War

Because of the First World War, the world saw a widespread war for the first time. At that time, this war was fought in every country and continent of the world, where European powers had dominance. It happened for the first time that a war was fought with equal strength in Asia, Europe, America and Africa. This war started on 28 July 1914 and continued till 11 November 1918. That means a full 4 years, 3 months and 2 weeks. Due to this war, 3.9 crore people were killed, out of which the maximum number of around 13 lakh 50 thousand soldiers were from the German Empire alone. Russia had to suffer the loss of about 12 lakh people in this war.


2. Second World War

The Second World War proved to be even deadlier than the First World War. In this war, the countries of the world displayed dangerous weapons which caused the destruction of a large population. This war, which started with Germany’s attack on Poland on September 1, 1939, ended on September 2, 1945 with Japan’s defeat after America’s atomic bomb attack on Japan. That means the war lasted for 6 years and 1 day. This war was fought in almost all the countries of Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Which broke the back of strong countries. 7 crore 30 lakh people lost their lives in this war. In this war the world saw nuclear power for the first time. This war also gave birth to many new countries.


3. Vietnam War

This war lasted from 1 November 1955 to 30 April 1975. That means 19 years and 6 months. This war was called proxy war. Although this war was fought between North and South Vietnam, but the reality was that throughout the war, pro-Soviet Russia North Korea and America fought a direct war. America suffered indirect defeat in this war. Eventually the American army withdrew under heavy pressure, but by then about 4 lakh soldiers and 4 lakh civilians were killed. This war was fought on the soil of 4 countries for the longest time during the Cold War, in which America lost despite trying its best.

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4. Korean War

This was the first important war fought during the Cold War period. This war was fought on the pretext of Korea as a war to establish supremacy over the world. In which communist powers China and Russia indirectly participated on behalf of North Korea, while America and Britain took the lead on behalf of South Korea. In this war that lasted for 3 years, 1 month and 2 days from 25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953, about 5 lakh soldiers and 25 lakh common people were killed. This war is going on indirectly because a temporary ceasefire is in force. Even now there is always tension between the two countries.


5. Battle of Arbela

The Battle of Arbela was fought between the army of Alexander the Great and the army of King Darius alias Darius of Persia (Iran). But the first clash took place in Gaugamela which was the most fatal. About 3 lakh Iranian soldiers were killed in this war. With this battle, Alexander established his supremacy in war. He was not only on the battlefield himself, but was also leading the last contingent to attack Darius. Because of this war, Alexander’s lion-hearted nature is revealed.


6. Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo was fought in 1815. This was the last war of France’s great nationalist warrior Napoleon. In this war, on one side was France and on the other side were the armies of Britain, Russia, Prussia, Austria and Hungary. Napoleon surrendered after losing the battle. About one lakh people were killed in this war and France was badly defeated. This war, which lasted only for one day, gave a new direction and condition to Europe.


7. Iran–Iraq War

The war between Iran and Iraq was fought between 1980–88. This war ended inconclusive. The main reason for this war was border disputes. Iraq was not satisfied with the treaty that was signed with Iraq in the 70s regarding the border dispute. In this war, European countries kept themselves away from the war but they helped Iraq in the form of weapons. Thousands of soldiers were killed in this war that lasted for eight years. During this war, Iraq spilled 400 million gallons of crude oil into the Persian Gulf, causing great damage to the environment.


8. Afghanistan War

In the direct fighting between Soviet Russia and Afghanistan, which lasted from 24 December 1979 to 15 February 1989, lakhs of people were killed and lakhs of people are still living as refugees. In this war which lasted 9 years, 1 month, 3 weeks and 1 day, the Soviet army had to retreat. Afghan Mujahideen got America’s support in this war. This was a war which wrote the final script of the fall of Soviet Russia. One of the terrible consequences of this war was the outbreak of civil war which continues till now. To suppress this internal war in Afghanistan, the US-led NATO army has been running a continuous campaign since October 7, 2001. In which America overthrew the Taliban from power. Now US forces has left Afghanistan and it is again under the control of Taliban.


9. Crimean War

This war, fought between the Russian Empire and the European superpowers over the balance of power over the Ottoman Empire in Turkey, also resulted in the loss of millions of lives. In this battle, on one side was the army of the Russian Tsar, who was super powerful at that time, and on the other side was Britain, France, Sardinia and the Ottoman Empire. This war took place over the dominance of Catholic and Orthodox Christians over religious places, which lasted from October 1853 to February 1856. About 8 lakh people were killed on both sides.


10. Asia-Pacific War

This battle fought between Japan and the coalition forces on the background of World War II was extremely fatal for the world. In this war, America carried out the world’s first nuclear attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In which about 2.5 lakh people died between 6th and 9th August. This war was fought throughout East Asia and Eastern South Asia. The war extended from China, Korea, Vietnam, eastern Soviet Russia, the China Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean to Burma, Thailand and India.


So these were the 10 deadliest battles in human history. You all can see that they shift the course of the future and are the reason for the way this world works today. We would feel very glad that these words the Last of the deadliest battle that the human kind has ever seen however it would not be entirely true as conflict is  a very bad trait of humans and in future we might see new addition to this list.

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