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List of wars by death toll

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This list of wars by death toll includes death toll estimates of all deaths that are either directly or indirectly caused by war. These numbers usually include both the deaths of military personnel which are the direct results of battle or other military wartime actions, as well as the wartime/war-related deaths of civilians, which are the results of war-induced epidemics, diseases, famines, atrocities, genocide, etc.

List of wars by death toll with fewer than 1,000,000 deaths

Note that the below list is incomplete.

  • 880,000–1,000,000+ – American Civil War (1861–1865)
  • 900,000 – War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714)
  • 876,000 – English Civil War (1642–1651)
  • 873,000 – Conquests of Mehmed II 'the Conqueror' (1451–1481), may be over- or underestimated
  • 770,000 – Second Punic War (218–201 BC)
  • 600,000–700,000 – Eighty Years' War (1568–1648)
  • 600,000 – Spanish American Wars of Independence (1810–1826)
  • 504,158+ - Angolan Civil War (1975-2002)
  • 500,000–1,500,000 – Ethiopian Civil War (1974–1991)
  • 500,000 – Spanish Civil War (1936–1939)
  • 400,000–1,000,000 – Gallic Wars (58–50 BC)
  • 470,000 – Syrian Civil War (2011–present), see Casualties of the Syrian civil war
  • 440,000 – Paraguayan War (1864-1870)
  • 420,000 – Cuban Wars of Independence (1868–1898)
  • 400,000+ – First Indochina War (1946–1954)
  • 400,000 – Civil war in Afghanistan (1989–92), Civil war in Afghanistan (1992–96) and Civil war in Afghanistan (1996–2001) (1989–2001)
  • 400,000+ – War of the Triple Alliance (1864–1870)
  • 387,333+ – Continuation War (1941-1944) Part of the World War II
  • 350,000–1,500,000 – Algerian War of Independence (1954–1962)
  • 356,000–410,000 – Crimean War (1853–1856)
  • 350,000 – Kalinga War (262–261 BC)
  • 350,000 – Third Northern War (1700–1721)
  • 356,000–735,000 – Wars of the Three Kingdoms (1639–1651)
  • 345,000–375,000 – Haitian Revolution (1791-1803)
  • 300,000–3,000,000 – Bangladesh Liberation War (1971)
  • 300,000–400,000 – Italian Wars (1494–1559)
  • 300,000 – Second Burundian Civil War (1993–2005)
  • 300,000 (TFG)–500,000+ (AFP) – Somali Civil War (1986–present)
  • 272,000–2,000,000 – War on Terror (2001–present)
  • 234,000 – Philippine–American War (1899–1912)
  • 228,000 – Venezuelan War of Independence (1810–1823)
  • 220,000 – Colombian conflict (1964–present)
  • 200,000–1,000,000 – Albigensian Crusade (1208–1229)
  • 200,000 – Algerian Civil War (1991–2002)
  • 200,000 – Carlist Wars (1820–1876)
  • 192,700-194,700 - La Violencia
  • 185,250–3,000,000 – Hundred Years' War (1337–1453)
  • 178,258–461,520 – War in Darfur (2003–present)
  • 176,913–1,120,000 – Iraq War/Third Persian Gulf War (2003–2011), see Casualties of the Iraq War, part of the War on Terror
  • 153,736-194,837 - Winter War (1939-1940) Part of the World War II
  • 150,000-400,000 - West Papua conflict
  • 138,800–320,100 – Iraqi–Kurdish conflict (1918–2003)
  • 130,000–250,000 – Internal conflict in Myanmar (1948–present)
  • 120,000 – Thousand Days' War (1899–1902)
  • 120,000–384,000 – Great Turkish War (1683–1699) (see Ottoman-Habsburg wars)
  • 120,000–150,000 – Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990)
  • 120,000 – Islamic insurgency in the Philippines (1969–present)
  • 116,074 – Arab–Israeli conflict (1920–present)
  • 106,800+ – Mexican Drug War (2006–present)
  • 100,000–500,000 LRA insurgency (1987-present)
  • 100,000–200,000 – North Yemen Civil War (1962–1970)
  • 100,000–10,000,000 – Indian Rebellion of 1857
  • 100,000–500,000 – Ugandan Bush War (1981–1986)
  • 100,000+ - Lord's Resistance Army insurgency (1987–present)
  • 100,000 – Insurgency in Laos (1975–2007)
  • 100,000 – German Peasants' War (1524–1525)
  • 100,000 - Congo Crisis (1960-1965)
  • 97,000–107,000 – Aceh War (1873–1914)
  • 97,214–104,732 – Bosnian War (1991–1995)
  • 93,050 - Arab–Israeli conflict (1948-present)
  • 90,969 – Mahdist War (1881–1889)
  • 90,000+ – Third conflict in the Goryeo–Khitan War (1018–1019)
  • 90,000 – Rif War (1916–1927)
  • 85,000–235,000 – 1991 uprisings in Iraq (1991)
  • ~85,000 - Burmese–Siamese War (1785–86) (1785-1786)
  • 82,991-102,991 - Angolan War of Independence (1961-1974)
  • 80,000–110,000, - Kashmir Conflict (1947 to present)
  • 80,000–100,000 – Sri Lankan Civil War (1983–2009)
  • 75,000 Iraq War (2014-present)
  • 70,000 – Internal conflict in Peru (1980-present)
  • 70,000+ - Sino-Burmese War (1765–69) (1765-1769)
  • 63,500–88,500 – Mozambican War of Independence (1964–1974)
  • 60,000 – Ituri conflict (1999–2007)
  • 50,000-300,000 - Sierra Leone Civil War (1991-2002)
  • 47,246–61,603 – War in Afghanistan (2001–present) (2001–present), part of the War on Terror
  • 45,852–78,946 – War in North-West Pakistan (2004–present), part of the War on Terror
  • 45,000+ – Kurdish–Turkish conflict (1978–present)
  • 44,000-150,000 Algerian Civil War (1991-2002)
  • 38,000 – Nagorno-Karabakh War (1988–1994)
  • 35,000–50,000 – Wars of the Roses (1455–1487)
  • 34,000 – Iranian-Kurdish conflict (1918–present)
  • 34,000 – Ethnic conflict in Nagaland (1954–present)
  • 33,420–95,768 – Soviet–Japanese War (1945) (1945) Part of the World War II
  • 30,000-185,000 - 1991 uprisings in Iraq (1991)
  • 30,000–43,000 – CPP-NPA-NDF rebellion (1969–present)
  • 27,080+ - Greco-Italian War (1940-1941) Part of the World War II
  • 25,456-40,456 - Gulf War (1990-1991)
  • 25,000 – Insurgency in Northeast India (1964–present)
  • 25,000 – Shia insurgency in Yemen (2004–present)
  • 21,741 – War of 1812 (1812–1815)
  • 20,000 – Ragamuffin War (1835–1845)
  • 19,619+ - Rhodesian Bush War (1964-1979)
  • 18,069–20,069 – First Opium War (1839–1842)
  • 17,294 – 1940–44 insurgency in Chechnya (1940-1944)
  • 17,200 – First Anglo-Afghan War (1839–1842)
  • 16,765–17,065 – Balochistan conflict (1948–present)
  • 16,752–21,426 – Croatian War of Independence (1991–1995)
  • 16,000 – War of the Pacific (1879–1883)
  • 16,000 – Nepalese Civil War (1996–2006)
  • 15,200-15,300+ Peasants' War (1798) (1798)
  • 15,000 – Nigerian Sharia conflict (1953–present)
  • 14,460-14,922 South African Border War (1966-1990)
  • 14,077-22,077 Mau Mau Uprising (1952-1960)
  • 13,929 – Republic of the Congo Civil War (1997–1999)
  • 13,812 – Naxalite-Maoist insurgency (1967–present)
  • 13,100–35,000 – Kurdish separatism in Iran (1922-present)
  • 11,500-53,000 - Irish Rebellion of 1798 (1798)
  • 10,523-21,523 - 1948 Palestine war (1947-1949) part of the Arab–Israeli conflict
  • 10,000+ – Malayan Emergency (1948–1960)
  • 10,000+ – War in Donbass (2014–present)
  • 10,000+ - Rwandan Civil War (1990-1993)
  • 9,400 – Libyan Civil War (2011)
  • 8,136+ – Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal) (2011–2014)
  • 7,400-16,200 - Yemeni Civil War (2015–present) (2015-present)
  • 7,000 - Chadian Civil War (2005–10) (2005-2010)
  • 5,641 – Sudanese nomadic conflicts (2009–present)
  • 6,543 – South Thailand insurgency (2004–present)
  • 5,000 – Casamance conflict (1982–2014)
  • 5,000 – Chilean Civil War of 1891 (1891)
  • 4,715+ Libyan Civil War (2014–present) (2014-prsent)
  • 4,000–10,000 Conflict in the Niger Delta (2004–present)
  • 3,699 – Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen (1992–present)
  • 3,529 – The Northern Ireland Troubles (1966–1998)
  • 3,366 – Insurgency in the North Caucasus (2009-present)
  • 3,222-3,722 Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (1956)
  • 3,114 - 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine part of the 1948 Palestine war
  • 3,007 - War of the Golden Stool (1900)
  • 3,000–6,000 – Negro Rebellion (1912)
  • 3,000 – Second Ivorian Civil War (2010–2011)
  • 2,781 – Iranian Revolution (1978–1979)
  • 2,751 – Third Anglo-Afghan War (1919)
  • 2,557 – Sudan internal conflict (2011–present)
  • 2,394 – Sinai insurgency (2011–present)
  • 2,300+ – Conflict in the Niger Delta (2004–present)
  • 2,221-2,406 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict (2014) part of the Gaza–Israel conflict
  • 2,150+ - Persian Expedition of 1796 (1796)
  • 2,096 - Aden Emergency (1963-1967)
  • 2,000 - Costa Rican Civil War (1948)
  • 2,000 – Six-Day War (2000)
  • 2,000 – 2010 South Kyrgyzstan ethnic clashes
  • 1,810 - Anglo-Iraqi War (1941) Part of the World War II
  • 1,774 - Lapland War (1944-1945) Part of the World War II
  • 1,643–2,237 – War of Transnistria (1992)
  • 1,554 – South Yemen insurgency (2009–present)
  • 1,449 - M23 rebellion (2012-2013) part of the Kivu Conflict
  • 1,300+ – Allied Democratic Forces insurgency (1996–present)
  • 1,229 – Basque conflict (1959–2011)
  • 1,227–5,600 – Kargil War (1999)
  • 1,119 – Political violence in Egypt, 2013 (2013–present)
  • 1,000–1,500 – Cabinda conflict (1994–present)
  • 1,000+ - Djiboutian Civil War (1991-1994)
  • 1,000 – 1991–92 South Ossetia War (1991–1992)
  • 907 – Falklands War (1982)
  • 846 – 2011 Egyptian revolution (2011)
  • 820 – Syrian Civil War spillover in Lebanon (2011–Present) part of the Syrian Civil War
  • 808+ - Sino-Russian border conflicts (1652-1689)
  • 803-1303 - Conflict in Najran, Jizan and Asir (2015-present) part of the Yemeni Civil War (2015-present)
  • 740 – Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation (1963–1966)
  • 730 - Burundian unrest (2015-present)
  • 700-800+ - Anglo-Aro War (1901-1902)
  • 659–2,496 – Russia–Georgia war (2008)
  • 547+ - Cyprus crisis (1955–64) (1955-1964)
  • 643 – 1,500 – Sudanese conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile (2011–present)
  • 542 – East Prigorodny Conflict (1992)
  • 422 – Franco-Thai War (1940-1941)
  • 391+ – M23 rebellion (2012–present)
  • 328 - RENAMO insurgency (2013-2014 2015-present)
  • 307 – Turkey–ISIL conflict (2015–present)
  • 200–339 – Arab separatism in Khuzestan (1922–present)
  • 200+ - 1935 Yazidi revolt (1935)
  • 174–194 – United States occupation of Veracruz (1914)
  • 164+ - Kasaï-Central clashes (2016–present) (2016-present)
  • 159 – ISIL insurgency in Tunisia (2015–present)
  • 158 – Dissident Irish Republican campaign (1998-present)
  • 100 - 2016 Kasese clashes (2016)
  • 95 – 2013 Guinea clashes (2013)
  • 84–134 – Lahad Datu standoff (2013)
  • 82+ - Quasi-War (1798-1800)
  • 82+ - North-West Rebellion (1885)
  • 71 – Paraguayan People's Army insurgency (2005-present)
  • 63 - Ten-Day War (1991)
  • 36 - DHKP/C insurgency in Turkey (1990-present)
  • 15 – 2016 Niger Delta conflict (2016–Present) part of the Conflict in the Niger Delta
  • References

    List of wars by death toll Wikipedia


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