Man is an aggressive being. According to Wikipedia, there have been about 10,624 battles in the history of mankind. The animated map below shows the history of the wars in every battle.
The term “battle” referred to the meeting of two armies on a single battlefield and fought each other for anywhere from one to several days. The bloodiest battle in history is the battle of Changping that took place during the Warring States period in ancient China (260 BCE). Below is a ranking of the bloodiest battles in the history of mankind.
Top 20 bloodiest battles by casualties
|1||Battle of Changping||260 BCE||Qin’s wars of unification||700,000|
|2||Battle of Salsu||612||Goguryeo–Sui War||302,300|
|3||Battle of Kalinga||262 BCE||Maurya Empire vs. the state of Kalinga||250,000|
|4||Tumu Crisis||1449||Ming–Mongol War||200,000|
|5||Battle of the Catalaunian Plains||451||Hunnic Invasion||165,000|
|6||Battle of Fei River||383||The war between Qin dynasty and the Eastern Jin dynasty||150,000|
|7||Battle of Nhu Nguyet river||1077||Lý–Song War||150,000|
|8||Battle of Kulikovo||1380||Mongol raids against Rus’||136,000|
|9||Siege of Alesia||52 BCE||Gallic Wars||125,000|
|10||Battle of Leipzig||1813||The Coalition of Austria, Prussia, Sweden, and Russia vs. French Emperor Napoleon I||124,000|
|11||Third Battle of Panipat||1761||Marathas vs. Afghans||175,000|
|12||Battle of Chamkaur||1705||Mughal-Sikh Wars||112,500|
|13||Battle of Red Cliffs||208||The Coalition of the southern warlords: Sun Quan, Liu Bei, and Liu Qi against the northern warlord Cao Cao||100,000|
|14||Battle of the Terek River||1395||Tokhtamysh–Timur war||100,000|
|15||Battle of Thymbra||547 BCE||Lydian–Persian War||100,000|
|16||Battle of Yamen||1279||Mongol conquest of the Song dynasty||100,000|
|17||Conquest of Delhi||1398||Timur’s Indian campaign||100,000|
|18||Battle of Malplaquet||1709||War of the Spanish Succession||95,000|
|19||Battle of Gwiju||1019||Third conflict in the Goryeo–Khitan War||90,000|
|20||The third battle of Bach Dang river||1288||Mongol invasion of Vietnam||85,000|
The most significant number of victories in battles were won by the mighty empires, which took part in many wars.
Which countries have won the most battles?
|2||The United Kingdom / England||1105|