I wanted to include some of my favorito disturbing events in history. This is only a brief overview of the events, I encourage you to go research them yourselves. I intentionally included a lot of the lesser known events in history.
0, Ant-walking alligator people of Hiroshima
I know this is an old artigo that probably no one goes to anymore, but I have something I need to take off my mind. I am a little hard to disturb when it comes to military history, but this... I've been struggling with it all morning. I'll just say this, don't look it up, don't look for the pictures, save yourself the trouble.
1, Rape of Nanking
During the Sino-Japanese wars, Japão figured they could break the Chinese spirit por murdering and raping women and girls of all ages in the Chinese town of Nanking.
2, Armenian Genocide.
After suffering a terrible defeat por the Russian Navy during the first world war, the Ottoman government blamed the failures of the campaign on the Armenians. Despite outcries from even the Ottoman empire's own allies, the Ottoman government starved, gassed, murdered, and tortured thousands of Armenian citizens in the Ottoman empire.
3, Black and Tans
Okay, this one is mais of an organization than an event. The Irish waged a war of independence in 1919. Winston Churchill decided it would be his responsibility to deal with the rebellion. He hired former World War One veterans to hunt down and kill any Irishman or Irishwoman who might be involved in the rebellion. The Black and Tans killed (often por torture) mais innocent civilians than real rebels, and they still lost their war.
4, Use of Nitroglycerin in railway construction.
Nitroglycerin is an extremely volatile chemical, when in liquid form, it can explode with as little disturbance as a bad step. American companies had hired Chinese American citizens to use these chemicals in blasting rail tunnels through the Rocky Mountains. Several Chinese American citizens lost their lives due to this safety negligence.
5, Great Purge
In the late 1930s, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union feared that the government was being sabotaged por counter revolutionaries. Joseph Stalin personally oversaw the execution of a million and a half innocent Soviet officials, major and minor, to satisfy his own paranoia.
6, Reign of Terror
As a response to the American revolution, the French people (who greatly admired the new American political system at the time) decided they would have their own revolution. During this time, the so called "committee for public safety" decided they wanted to keep the people seguro from aristocrats. Among these aristocrats were a handful of scientists. The total death toll was around 41,500 people.
7, Carpathian Mountain Campagn
During the first world war, Austrian Army's chief of staff, Conrad Von Hotzendorf, wanted to find a way to break through Russia's lines. He tried and failed not once, not twice, but three times, all ending with failure, and all including soldiers underequiped, wearing boots with cardboard soles. Of the hundreds of thousands of Austro-Hungarian soldiers sent, most of them were either Frozen - Uma Aventura Congelante to death, or were eaten por lobos after collapsing of exhaustion.
8, The Mormon Exodus
Members of the Church of jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints were forced to leave their founding state of New York, and they eventually settled in Missouri. After living peacefully there for several years, the Missourian Militia decided they would attack Mormon settlements without warning or cause. Thousands of innocent religious people were senselessly slaughtered before the Mormons eventually left for Utah.
9, Tobacco Island
English King, Oliver Cromwell, loved work. He loved it so much in fact that he made everyone work all the time. He especially loved it when the Irish worked, and so he sent hundreds of Irish slaves to farm tobacco in the Barbados. As the song goes, "Up to Hell we must sail, for the land of sweet Barbados, where the sugar cane grows taller than the God we once believed in. The Butcher and his crown, in the land we used to sleep in."
10, China's great famine.
Between the late 1950s and the early 1960s, China hit an incredible famine, that was caused almost entirely por the ineptitude of of the communist government of the time.By 1962, 5% of the Chinese population had died due to the famine.