Swords, spears, bows, guns, or bombs. What has killed the most people in human history?

Swords, spears, bows, guns, or bombs. What has killed the most people in human history?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bolshevism

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That actually might make it guns. Spears had a real good run pre-history, and swords lasted for a long time in history, but the population and numbers thing really might favor guns with all those ruski reports reading shit like
      >CONDEMNED(shot)

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The spearman's body posture is completely wrong. He is angled like he was delivering a downwards blow, but he is performing a thrust.
    Artist confirmed no-swords

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Artillery deserves a mention. #1 killer in Napoleonic wars, WW1, and WW2.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      artillery is just a special sort of spear

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Artillery=bombs.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          a bomb is a special sort of spear with built up energy in it and you throw it and the energy is released throwing more spears in multiple directions

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Artillery
    Famine
    Disease

    In no particular order

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Spears until sometime in the early 1800s, guns took over from then. If it were artillery instead of bombs then they'd take over sometime in the late 19th or early 20th century.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bows
    Soldiers run away in melee

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is the answer
      www.realclearscience.com/blog/2019/10/03/has_malaria_really_killed_half_of_everyone_who_ever_lived.html

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is the answer
      www.realclearscience.com/blog/2019/10/03/has_malaria_really_killed_half_of_everyone_who_ever_lived.html

      Whose weapon was this?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The israelites.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes. What is the most effective insecticide against mosquitos? DDT. Who banned DDT?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            no one

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Guns (or bombs, if bombs are artillery). People died to all the other weapons longer, but the scale of warfare when guns came into use dwarf it.

    If we count massacres then maybe earlier weapons have a comeback because they got up to absurdly brutal shit, but then again we still do today.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If we lie and say that the average historical homicide rate is 1 in 100,000, which is about the top 10 worst murder rates in a modern city. Then go for 250,000 years of around 100 per year, barely any conflict between humans, too worried about other animals.
      +around 25 million
      Then from the time we domesticate dogs and are starting to domesticate other animals and hunting more aggressively and expanding 50,000 years ago, more humans=more travelling, less land, more murder, we have sophisticated flint knapping and tool use too, which suggests tribal organisation and therefore likely conflict. Around 4-6 million people, So lets say 5,000 a year from 50,000 BC until 4,000 BC when the population explodes and agriculture+cities are first properly developed (yes the first is from maybe 7,500BC).
      +230 million
      From 4,000-2,000 lets say 12 million on average, and 12,000 per year.
      +24 million
      In 2000 the population is around 27 million and growing every year, then from 1000 there are around 50 million people, so lets wrongly guess 38 million average and 38,000 per year.
      +38 million.
      It keeps increasing from 1,000, by 500 BC the world population is likely around 100 million, and by AD 1 its 200mill, so guesstimate maybe 125,000 per year.
      +125 million.
      AD1 its around 200mil and reaches 400 mil in 1,000 AD.
      +150 million
      Then from 1,000AD onwards it just gets insane, population ever increases, 458mil by 1500. +Probably another 100 million for 1,000-1,600. Then the population explodes again and guns become very common. The point is that time is very vast and the past was very violent. The total killed by war or conflict or otherwise human decision in the 20th.c was around 231 million, which is impressive for only 100 years, but compared to ~692 million for human history up to around 1600 (and probably a ridiculous amount from 1600-1900), overall its still probably spears, knives, bows, axes, swords etc that have killed the most people, so far.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The XM7

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dysentry

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    guns or bombs, alone on account of there being many more people around to kill as contemporaries to those weapons. Earth's population didnt even hit the first billion until like 1750 iirc.

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