Even those people who were once thought to be brothers in arms, culture, history, and geography, can turn against each other and take to the battlefields in an effort to kill one another. Civil wars have led to genocide, and genocide has led to the eradication of an entire race – or nearly so. Throughout history, shameful military and government leaders have started civil wars to gain attention, rights, or to simply take over the country. These are ten of the bloodiest civil wars from history
The Bosnian War was one of the most brutal conflicts following the destruction of communism throughout Europe. The casualties of the bloody fighting ranged between 90,000 to 300,000.
Nigerian Civil War
The Nigerian Civil War began in 1967, when Federal troops launched an attack into Biafra. It is said that around three million people have died due to the conflict, most of which occurred due to hunger and disease. It was one of the bloodiest, most devastating civil wars to have ever occurred.