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Biggest wars

“I do not know what the Third World War will be fought with, but the Fourth World War will be fought with sticks and stones,” said Albert Einstein. War is not healthy for children and other human beings.

The biggest conflicts of the 20th century

Second World War (1939-45) 20 million casualties

First World War (1914-17) 8,5 million killed

Korean War (1950-53) 1,7 million killed

Chinese Civil War (1945-49) 1,2 million killed

Vietnam War (1965-73) 1,2 million killed

Iran-Iraq War (1980-88) 1 million killed

Russian Civil War (1918-21) 1 million killed

Burundi-Rwanda civil war (1993-2000) 1 million killed

Chinese Civil War (1927-37) 400,000 casualties

French Indochina (1945-54) 400,000 killed

Mexican Revolution (1911-20) 250,000 killed

Spanish Civil War (1936-39) 200,000 killed

Algerian Civil War (1954-62) 160,000 killed

Afghanistan (1980-89) 150,000 killed

Russo-Japanese War (1904-05) 130,000 casualties

Chaco War (1932-35) 130,000 casualties

Afghanistan (2003- 10) ?

Biggest conflicts of the 21st century

What will they be?

02/05/2010. Category: war. Tags: , .

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