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America’s Deadliest Wars

America has always been at war. Here are the Top 10 Deadliest involving American lives. Over time I will be looking back at each of these wars and break them down for what they really were. These Wars are ranked solely on American Lives lost in combat. I plan to do individual Historical Documents for each of these events and will link them in this page. Or visit the History page for more.

1st Honorable Mention: Indian Wars

  • Date: 17th and 18th Centuries
  • American Casualties: 1,000+
  • Indian Casualties: ?

2nd Honorable Mention: Spanish/Philippine American Wars

  • Date: 1898-1913
  • American Casualties: approx. 1,300
  • Spanish Casualties: approx. 700
  • Philippine Casualties: approx. 10,000

10. Mexican American War

  • Date: 1846 -1848
  • American Casualties: approx. 1,700
  • Mexican Casualties: 5,000+

9. War of 1812

  • Date: 1812-1815
  • American Casualties: 2,200+
  • British Casualties: 2,700+

8. War on Terror

  • American Casualties: 5,000+
  • Iraqi Casualties: 35,000+
  • Taliban Casualties: 52,000+

7. American Revolutionary War

  • Date: 1775-1783
  • American Casualties: 7,000+
  • British Casualties: 8,000+

6. Korean War

  • Date: 1950-1953
  • American Casualties: 33,000+
  • South Korean Casualties: Maybe 2,000,000?
  • North Korean Casualties: 294,000+

5. WWII: Pacific War

  • Date: 1941-1945
  • American Casualties: 42,000+
  • Other Allied Casualties: 4,000,000+
  • Japanese Casualties: 2,500,000+

4. Vietnam War

  • Date: 1969-1975
  • American Casualties: 47,000+
  • South Vietnamese Casualties: 254,000+
  • Vietcong Casualties: 660,000+

3. World War I

  • Date: 1914-1918
  • American Casualties: 53,000+
  • Other Allied Casualties: 5,400,000+
  • Central Powers Casualties: 4,400,000+

2. WWII: Western Front

  • Date: 1941-1945
  • American Casualties: 286,000+
  • Other Allied Casualties: 7,250,000+
  • German Casualties: 5,500,000+

1. American Civil War

  • Date: 1861-1865
  • United States Casualties: 365,000+
  • Confederate States Casualties: 290,000+
  • Total American Casualties: 655,000+

Bonus: World War 3

  • Date: ?
  • American Casualties: Millions

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