Nov 122013


(Possibly) The Twenty Worst Things People Have Done to Each Other:


Rank Death Toll Cause Centuries
1 66 million Second World War 20th
2 40 million Mao Zedong (mostly famine) 20th
40 million Genghis Khan 13th
4 27 million British India (mostly famine) 19th
5 25 million Fall of the Ming Dynasty 17th
6 20 million Taiping Rebellion 19th
20 million Joseph Stalin 20th
8 18½ million Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19th
9 17 million Timur Lenk 14C-15C
10 16 million Atlantic Slave Trade 15C-19C
11 15 million First World War 20tj
15 million Conquest of the Americas 15C-19th
13 13 million An Lushan Revolt 8th
14 10 million Xin Dynasty 1th
10 million Congo Free State 19C20C
16 9 million Russian Civil War 20th
17 7½ million Thirty Years War 17th
7½ million Fall of the Yuan Dynasty 14th
19 7 million Fall of Rome 5th
7 million Chinese Civil Wars 20th

When I added these numbers, the total death of humans equalled 391 million.!  Not included are these wars:  Korean, Vietnam, and modern wars of the last 50 years.   The song “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” has the line, “when will they ever learn?”  Obviously, not yet!


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