Secondary Wars and Atrocities of the Twentieth Century

These cost fewer lives than the American Civil War (620,000) but more than the number of murders comitted in America during the five years from 1990 through 1994 (119,700).


  1. Philippines Insurgency (1899-1902)
  2. Brazil (1900 et seq.)
  3. Amazonia (1900-12)
  4. Portuguese Colonies (1900-25)
  5. French Colonies (1900-40)
  6. Russo-Japanese War (1904-05)
  7. Maji-Maji Revolt, German East Africa (1905-07)
  8. Libya (1911-31)
  9. Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922)
  10. Turkey (1925-28)
  11. Spanish Civil War (1936-39) and Franco Regime (1939-75)
  12. Abyssinian Conquest (1935-41)
  13. Yugoslavia (1944-87)
  14. First Indochina War (1945-54)
  15. Colombia (1946-58)
  16. India (1947)
  17. Romania (1948-89)
  18. Burma/ Myanmar (1948 et seq.)
  19. Algeria (1954-62)
  20. Sudan (1955-72)
  21. Guatemala (1960-1996)
  22. Indonesia (1965-66)
  23. Uganda (1972-87)
  24. Vietnam, post-war Communist regime (1975 et seq.)
  25. Angola (1975-95)
  26. East Timor (1975-99)
  27. Lebanon (1975 et seq.)
  28. Cambodian Civil War (1978-91)
  29. Uganda (1979-87)
  30. Kurdistan (1980s, 1990s)
  31. Liberia (1989-93)
  32. Iraq (1990-)
  33. Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-95)
  34. Somalia (1991 et seq.)
  35. Zaire (Dem. Rep. Congo), Civil War (1997)

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