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Atrocities

The Worst Intentional Man-Created Atrocities of the 20th Century
Which War#DeathsWhen
Congo Free State 7,500,000 1886-1908
First World War (incl. Armenian massacres) 15,000,000 1914-18
Mexican Revolution 1,000,000 1910-20
Russian Civil War 8,800,000 1918-21
China: Warlord & Nationalist Era 4,000,000 1917-37
Spanish Civil War 365,000 1936-39
Second World War (Some overlap w/Stalin. Includes Sino-Japanese War and Holocaust. Doesn't incl. post-war German expulsions) 55,000,000 1937/39-1945
German Expulsions after WW2 2,100,000 1945-47
India-Pakistan Partition 500,000 1947
Chinese Civil War 2,500,000 1945-49
USSR: Stalin's regime (incl. WW2-era atrocities) 20,000,000 1924-53
Korean War 2,800,000 1950-53
First Indochina War 600,000 1945-54
French-Algerian War 675,000 1954-62
Indonesia: Massacre of Communists 450,000 1965-66
Nigeria: Biafran revolt 1,000,000 1967-70
East Pakistan: Massacres 1,250,000 1971
First Sudanese Civil War 500,000 1955-72
2nd Indochina War (incl. Laos & Cambodia) 2,800,000 1960-75
China: Mao Zedong's regime. (incl. famine) 40,000,000 1949-76
Cambodia: Khmer Rouge Regime 1,650,000 1975-79
Iran-Iraq War 1,000,000 1980-88
Afghanistan: Soviet War 1,500,000 1980-89
Ethiopian Civil Wars 1,400,000 1962-92
Mozambique: Civil War 800,000 1976-92
Rwandan Massacres 917,000 1994
Angolan Civil War 600,000 1975-94
Second Sudanese Civil War 1,900,000 1983-(99)
Congolese Civil War 3,300,000 1998-2003
Decline of the Amazonian Indians 500,000 (1900-99)
Somalia: Chaos 350,000 1991-(99)
North Korea: Communist Regime 400,000 1948-(99)
Numbers in the middle column are the sum of battle deaths, civilian casualties of war, democide, famine caused by the economic disruption, etc.
(source: Matthew White)

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