Special Report

12 of the Deadliest Wars in World History

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The Dungan Revolt
> Years fought: 19th-century China during the Qing Dynasty
> Approximate deaths: 20 million

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An Lushan Rebellion
> Years fought: 755 A.D.-763 A.D.
> Approximate deaths: 36 million

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World War I
> Years fought: 1914-1918
> Approximate deaths: 18 million

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Taiping Rebellion
> Years fought: 1850-1864
> Approximate deaths: 20 million-30 million

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The Qing Dynasty Conquest of the Ming Dynasty
> Years fought: 1618-1683
> Approximate deaths: 25 million

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