War.

Wars by Death Toll

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War | Death toll | Year | Region

Total (all wars) | 487,767,309 | Recorded history | Worldwide

  1. World War II | 58,309,519 | 1939-1945 | Worldwide
  2. Mongol conquests | 52,915,026 | 1206-1324 | Eurasia
  3. Taiping Rebellion | 44,721,360 | 1850-1864 | China
  4. Three Kingdoms War | 37,947,332 | 184-280 | China
  5. Conquest of the Americas | 34,016,173 | 1492-1691 | Americas
  6. Second Sino-Japanese War | 25,000,000 | 1937-1945 | China
  7. Qing dynasty conquest of the Ming Dynasty | 25,000,000 | 1616-1662 | China
  8. An Lushan Rebellion | 21,633,308 | 755-763 | China
  9. World War I/Great War | 20,000,000 | 1914-1918 | Worldwide
  10. Dungan Revolt | 12,890,306 | 1862-1877 | China

 

War deaths have been declining since 1945 worldwide:

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Defense spending as a percentage of GDP was at its height since 1948 during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

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Global deaths from terrorism have been highest in the rest of the world and lowest in Western countries

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The United States spends almost half of the world’s dollars on military

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Number of Syrian refugees by region

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Syrian war death toll

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