We don’t really need to ask ourselves what the most inhumane thing ever done during a war is because, quite simply, the worst, biggest, and deadliest events in all of human history have been wars. But just to be sure we’re on the same page, let’s take a look at the most inhumane things ever done during wartime.
The worst war in history
The most inhumane event is war. It is the worst thing that can happen to anyone, and it leads to the death of millions of people every year.
The biggest war in history
The biggest war in history was the World War I (1914-18) and the Second World War (1939-45). The world war 1 was a global military conflict that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. The First World War was also known as the Great War, World War I or simply WWI; while second world war is also referred to as WWII or WWII.
The First World War cost over 9 million lives with an estimated 20 million wounded soldiers. About one in every six men mobilized for service died. The Second World War claimed between 50 and 70 million lives, including those killed by famine and other causes related to fighting; millions more were wounded or displaced internally within their countries of origin due to deportation, imprisonment or forced labor
The deadliest event in human history
The deadliest event in human history wasn’t a war, but rather a plague. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 20-50% of Europe’s population between 1347 and 1352. It was the most significant pandemic since the Great Plague of 1665-1666, and probably the most devastating pandemic in recorded history (it may even have led to the fall of Europe). The death toll for World War II was about 50 million people—but that was spread over six years and didn’t kill nearly as many people at once.
The second-deadliest event? World War I, which killed around 40 million soldiers and civilians during four years of fighting. After that comes World War II again—this time with 19 million deaths due to combat or military action; then comes Stalin’s leadership style in Soviet Russia; then Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward (forced collectivization); then Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge genocide; then Japan’s invasion/occupation of China leading up to Pearl Harbor; finally ending on Hitler’s genocide against Jews during WWII (around 6 million dead).
The most inhumane events are wars
Wars are the most inhumane events in history. People were more cruel, violent and heartless during war than they were at any other time. This is because of what happens to people when they think that the lives of their loved ones depend on them doing whatever it takes to survive.
World War II, which lasted from 1939 to 1945, was one of the most destructive wars in history. The conflict started with Germany’s invasion of Europe and ended with a massive bombing campaign that killed tens of thousands of civilians. There were many atrocities committed by both sides during World War II, but perhaps the most inhumane thing ever done was the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan.