Presentation on theme: "duration of war duration of war size of fighting forces size of fighting forces number of casualties number of casualties number of countries involved."— Presentation transcript:
duration of war duration of war size of fighting forces size of fighting forces number of casualties number of casualties number of countries involved number of countries involved proportion of combatants to total population proportion of combatants to total population duration of war duration of war size of fighting forces size of fighting forces number of casualties number of casualties number of countries involved number of countries involved proportion of combatants to total population proportion of combatants to total population
Second World War First World War Korean War Chinese Civil War Vietnam War Iran-Iraq War Russian Civil War Chinese Civil War French Indochina Mexican Revolution Spanish Civil War French-Algerian War Afghanistan Russo-Japanese War Riffian War First Sudanese Civil War Russo-Polish War Biafran War Chaco War Abyssinian War Major 20 th Century wars
1899–1901: The Boxer Rebellion 1903: The Ilinden Uprising of the Macedonians in the Ottoman Empire 1904: A liberal revolution in Paraguay 1905: The failed bourgeois-liberal revolution against Tsar Nicholas II in Russia 1905–1906: The Persian/Iranian constitutional revolution 1905–1906: The Maji Maji Rebellion in German East Africa 1907: The Romanian Peasants' Revolt 1908: The Young Turk Revolution : The Mexican Revolution 1910: The republican revolution in Portugal 1910–1911: The Sokehs Rebellion erupts in German-ruled Micronesia 1911: The Xinhai Revolution of the Republic of China 1914: The Ten Days War in Colorado, USA 1914: The Boer Revolt against the British in South Africa 1915: The Armenian Revolt in city of Van against the Ottomans in Turkey 1916: The Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland 1916: An anti-French uprising in Algeria 1916: The Central Asian Revolt 1916–1917: The Tuareg rebellion in northern Niger. 1916–1918: The Arab Revolt from the Ottoman Empire. 1916–1923: The Irish War of Independence 1916–1947: Gandhi's struggle against the British for Indian Independence 1917: The French Army Mutinies 1917: The February Revolution overthrows Tsar Nicholas II in Russia. 1917: The Green Corn Rebellion takes place in rural Oklahoma 1917: The October Revolution in Russia: Bolshevik seizure of power 1918: The Finnish Civil War 1918: The Christmas Uprising in Montenegro 1918: The Wilhelmshaven mutiny 1918: The German Revolution overthrows the Kaiser 1918–1919: A wave of strikes and student unrest shakes Peru 1918–1919: The Greater Poland Uprising 1918–1920: The Georgian-Ossetian conflict 1918–1921: The Ukrainian Revolution 1918–1922: The Third Russian Revolution 1918–1931: The Basmachi Revolt in Central Asia 1919–1920: The Euphrates Revolt in Iraq List of revolutions in only the first half of the 20 th Century
1919–1921: The Tambov Rebellion in Soviet Union 1919–1921: The Silesian Uprisings of the ethnic Poles 1919–1922: The Turkish War of Independence 1919: The German Revolution 1919: A revolution in Hungary 1920: The Pitchfork Uprising in what is today Tatarstan 1920–1947: Mohammad Ali Jinnah's struggle for a separate state for the Muslims of India 1920–1922: Gandhi led Non-cooperation movement 1921: The Battle of Blair Mountain in West Virginia, USA 1921: The Kronstadt rebellion of Soviet sailors against the government 1921–1923: The Yakut Revolt 1921–1924: A revolution in (Outer) Mongolia 1922–1923: The Irish Civil War 1923: The overthrow of the Ottoman Empire 1923: The Klaipėda Revolt in the Memel territory in Germany 1924–1927: The Sheikh Said Rebellion 1925: The July Revolution in Ecuador 1925–1927: The Syrian Revolution 1926: The National Revolution in Portugal 1926–1929: The Cristero War in Mexico 1926–1927: The first PKI (Indonesian Communist Party) rebellion 1927–1931: The Kurdish Rebellion against Turkey 1927–1933: A rebellion against the United States presence in Nicaragua 1930: The Brazilian Revolution of : The Salt Satyagraha, a campaign in colonial India. 1932: The Constitutionalist Revolution in Brazil 1932: The Aprista revolt in Trujillo, Peru 1932: The Siamese coup d'état of 1932 in Thailand 1933: The popular revolution against Cuban dictator Gerardo Machado 1934: In October, workers revolution in the Spanish regions of Asturias and Catalonia, Spain 1936: The Febrerista Revolution in Paraguay. 1936: Polish insurgent at a Warsaw Uprising barricade 1936: The Spanish Civil War, leading to the Spanish Revolution 1936–1939: A period of so-called "military socialism" in Bolivia 1937–1938: The Dersim Rebellion in modern Turkey 1937: The "Jornadas de Mayo", a workers' revolution in Catalonia, Spain
1938–1948: The Zionist Revolution in Palestine 1940–1944: The Insurgency in Chechnya 1941: The June Uprising against the Soviet Union in Lithuania 1941–1945: Yugoslav People's Liberation War 1942: Sri Lankan soldiers ignite the Cocos Islands Mutiny 1942: The destruction of the German garrison in Lenin 1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 1943: The uprising at Treblinka extermination camp 1943: The uprising at Sobibór extermination camp 1944: The Guatemalan Revolution 1944: The Warsaw Uprising 1944: The Paris Uprising staged by the French Resistance against the German Paris garrison 1944: The Slovak National Uprising against Nazi Germany 1944: The uprising at Auschwitz extermination camp 1944–1947: A Communist-friendly government installed in Bulgaria following the Soviet invasion. 1944: Communists declared the People's Republic of Albania in January –1949: The Greek Civil War 1944–1965: The Forest Brothers Rebellion in Baltic states against Soviet Union. 1945–1949: The Indonesian National Revolution 1945: The Prague uprising against German occupation 1945: The August Revolution in Vietnam 1945: A democratic revolution in Venezuela 1946: The Royal Indian Navy Mutiny 1947: Civil war broke out in Paraguay 1946–1951: The Telengana Rebellion in Hyderabad State, India 1947–1952: The Albanian Subversion in Communist-ruled Albania 1947: The 228 Massacre in Taiwan 1948: Following the liberation of Korea, Marxist former guerrillas take over Korea 1948–1960: The Malayan Emergency 1949: The Communist-led Chinese Revolution establishes the People's Republic of China 1950: The Jayuya revolt in Puerto Rico 1954–1962: The Algerian War of Independence
The following are actual photos of U.S. nuclear bomb tests in the 20 th Century
The creation of the world’s most destructive weapon and its use at the end of World War II: The atomic bomb 11 miles up from ground zero Nagasaki – before and after
The atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki was only 4/10,000 (four ten thousandths) the explosive magnitude of the largest modern nuclear bomb.
*Approximate Deaths by War and Oppression in the 20 th Century alone Genocide and Tyranny: 83,000,000 Military Deaths in War: 42,000,000 Civilian Deaths in War: 19,000,000 Man-made Famine: 44,000,000 *Matthew White, Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century, 2001 (This is over five times the population of California.)
These are the reasons why the British and Irish poets of the 20 th Century tended to be negative and rather depressing with the subject matter of their poetry.