25 Horrible Events Taken Place Throughout History

While this might come across as a bit subjective, and it is, we had to make these judgments somehow. Therefore, to get it out of the way, this is our disclaimer: just because something isn’t on this list doesn’t mean that it wasn’t bad. And just because it isn’t on this list doesn’t mean that it wasn’t worse than the things that actually are on this list. “But why wouldn’t you just put the worse thing on the list then?” That is a good question, and the honest answer is because our research didn’t lead us to include it. Without a doubt, given human constraints and limitations, some of you will be aware of horrible events and tragedies that should certainly be on this list. And it is in honor of all tragedies, on this list and off of it, that this list was written. So, having said that, try not to think of this as some sort of dark competition. Any loss of life, friends, or family is a terrible event.

Also worth noting is that it is really hard to rank tragedies, so we didn’t. These are in no particular order. They are just all bad and that is why they made the list. These are the 25 Horrible Events Taken Place Throughout History.

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Teiping Rebellion (mid 1800's)

Teiping Rebellion (mid 1800s)Image: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

This civil war took place in China and led to the deaths of tens of millions of people. What made it worse was that it was a “total war.” This means that there were no civilians. Everybody was directly involved in the fight.


Pol Pot's Regime

Pol Pot's RegimeImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

Under Pol Pot’s rule, nearly a quarter of Cambodia’s population was wiped out.


1971 Bangladesh genocide

1971 Bangladesh genocideImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

During Bangladesh’s push for independence, the Pakistani military systematically killed up to 3 million people.


African World War

African World WarImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

While it is not taught much outside of Africa, the Second Congo War was one of the most destructive armed conflicts in history.


Bhopal disaster (1984)

Bhopal disaster (1984)Image: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

Considered the worst industrial disaster in history, over half a million people around the city of Bhopal in India were exposed to methyl isocyanate and various other chemicals during a leak in a plant. The exact death toll is unknown as many villages have no record keeping, but its effects are still being felt today.

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