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Top 10 Facts About the DEADLIEST War of the 19TH CENTURY

March 7, 2017

The 19th century had its fair share of wars that had high body counts. This includes the Napoleonic Wars, the Austro-Prussian War, the War of 1812, and the American Civil War. However, the bloodiest and deadliest war of the 19th was the Taiping Rebellion, which took place in China and it went from December 1850 to August 1864.

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10. The First Opium War
9. The Leader of the Rebellion Claimed He was the Younger Brother of Jesus
8. Their Beliefs
7. Weapons
6. Tianjing – The Heavenly Capital
5. The Rise of the East King – Yang Xiuqing
4. The Problem with Wei Changhui
3. The Battle of Shanghai
2. The Downfall of Taiping
1. The Death Toll

Source/Further reading:

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Opium-Wars
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-19977188
https://books.google.ca/books?id=E8IRdcnxg08C&lpg=PA257&dq=Yang%20Xiuqing&pg=PA272#v=snippet&q=north%20king&f=false
https://www.britannica.com/event/Taiping-Rebellion
http://taipingrebellion.com/weapons.htm
https://books.google.ca/books?id=fgPEmT2nVvkC&lpg=PA13&ots=WX8oHXr0xb&dq=taiping%20rebellion%20peasants&pg=PA13#v=onepage&q=taiping%20rebellion%20peasants&f=false
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Taiping_Rebellion
https://books.google.ca/books?id=E8IRdcnxg08C&lpg=PA257&ots=mBYLvVjt8t&dq=Yang%20Xiuqing&pg=PA257#v=onepage&q&f=false
https://books.google.ca/books?id=LO-ZcCcwz1QC&lpg=PA640&ots=9qHfiEHGNr&dq=Wei%20Changhui&pg=PA644#v=onepage&q&f=false
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Shi-Dakai
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/china-2
https://books.google.ca/books?id=DFsYDAAAQBAJ&lpg=PA744&ots=1YADTsJDbi&dq=battle%20of%20shanghai%201861&pg=PA744#v=onepage&q=battle%20of%20shanghai%201861&f=false
http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/faq/

 

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