Wars with very high death rates?

What were the highest death rates in warfare history?
Not just single incidents, but whole battles or wars and for both sides

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you count the crazy charges at Verdun or Ypres as battles than those are probably still the worst.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tribal wars, genocides, dynasty changes. vlad tepes
    >kill rape and destroy

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tribal vvar
      Not very many casualties in most cases, anon posted a webm of some new guinea Black folk running around naked dancing at each other. Its usually more liek that than not
      >dynasty changes
      Okay some rich gays got axxed and everyone typically still paid taxes and kissed boss man's ass
      >vlad tepes
      Based and the homosexual turks deserved it. So did those pesky volga germ merchants

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Based and the homosexual turks deserved it.
        Vlad was just using Turkish tactics against them and Mohammedians, generally. Mehmet II considered his mastery of terror tactics impressive. There's an alternate timeline where Vlad chose the right tent and the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire dies shrieking for his moon demon's mercy as he's impaled in front of prisoners from his army.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    French invasion of madagascar had something like 15,000 soldiers participate, 5000 die and like 27 to actual combat rest to disease. So basically 1/3rd dead. When reading up about life before quinine and such the report mentioned some forgettable 18th or early 19th century action in Guyana that had something like 90% death rate due to disease.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Punic wars saw armies and navies a like get wiped off the face of the earth multiple times. Rome only stopped losing navies to Poseidon when Carthage realized it liked money too much to keep fighting the war.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraguayan_War
    >The war left Paraguay utterly prostrate; its prewar population of approximately 525,000 was reduced to about 221,000 in 1871, of which only about 28,000 were men

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine growing up as a guy in post-war Paraguay.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >country full of sexually frustrated women
        No, thanks.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Have sex.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Sounds like paradise on earth tbdesu

            You have never been around frustrated 40+ year old women have you?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sounds like paradise on earth tbdesu

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        B-but I'm a gay twink!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >"A 2012 piece in The Economist argued that with the death of most of Paraguay's male population, the Paraguayan War distorted the sex ratio to women greatly outnumbering men and has impacted the sexual culture of Paraguay to this day. Because of the depopulation, men were encouraged after the war to have multiple children with multiple women, even supposedly celibate Catholic priests. A columnist linked this cultural idea to the paternity scandal of former president Fernando Lugo, who fathered multiple children while he was a supposedly celibate priest."

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rome during the Punic wars has to be right up there. Rome had multiple armies and navies get wiped off the face of the earth (as in less than 5% survival rate) in both the 1st and 2nd Punic wars due to a very Russian combination of hubris, stupidity, and incompetence.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WW1 had some of the most insane death rate for individuals battles like Verdun and Passchendaele

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    literally me

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The odds of surviving to the end of WW2 as a US Army Air Corps airman in the Philippines after December 7th was a little less than 2 in 10. Out of a prewar strength of 6,500 troops, between frontline combat, the Bataan Death March, years of abuse, and the sinking of several POW ships, only 632 survived.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any war in which china is involved

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Russians in WW2, by far.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Eastern Front or China Front during WW2.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What were the highest death rates in warfare history?
    Pretty much any major war in the mid 1800s up till WWI was just mass slaughter

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was a brutal time, everywhere in the world.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This was also around the time when the Taiping Rebellion happened, where as much as 10% of the entire population of China died, a casualty count roughly equivalent to all deaths from all sides in the first World War.

        (But they were chinks so who cares)

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s just the main army, though. Some of the flank and reserve Corps practically took no casualties.
      War of the sixth Coalition is a great contender, too. Especially for the French. Did anybody ever bother to calculate casualty rates for the Marie-Louises 1813?

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    TAIPING REVOLUTION GLORY TO THE HEAVENLY KINGDOM OF GREAT PEACE

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Came here to say this, what could have been.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/3dBRRFB.jpg

        This was also around the time when the Taiping Rebellion happened, where as much as 10% of the entire population of China died, a casualty count roughly equivalent to all deaths from all sides in the first World War.

        (But they were chinks so who cares)

        TAIPING REVOLUTION GLORY TO THE HEAVENLY KINGDOM OF GREAT PEACE

        Reminder that this is all because a rural chinese man failed the (extremely classist) civil service exam like 4x and snapped from the immense pressure on him by his community and family, since it would have gotten a small office of well paying admin jobs set up in a small town. Like those towns of 250 people in the midwest where the best jobs are working for the Post Office for the bennies and holidays.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This was the guy saying he was Chinese Jesus right? I'm wishing he won now just because however that would change Chinese historical pah would probably still result in a better outcome than the fricking PRC.

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