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Countries With Most Conflict Deaths

Name the 12 countries who suffered the most deaths due to an armed conflict in the years 2014-2016.
  • According to this source
  • Includes organized gang warfare, but doesn't include murders
  • Quiz by relessness - Aug 13, 2017
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Country
180,982
74,522
56,802
50,411
27,850
26,721
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Country
14,109
11,911
10,999
10,017
9,300
8,396
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+6
level 73
Jun 18, 2015
Got everything. Good quiz.
+8
level 73
Oct 12, 2017
+1, but then any time I get them all correct I think it's a good quiz. :)
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level 59
Oct 26, 2015
Haven't actually done this quiz. Just had to say that of all the subjects to do a quiz about - what a horrible subject to choose. Hardly fun entertainment.
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level 76
Oct 26, 2015
Well, yeah...with that attitude. Learning something new is always entertaining, and I was surprised by some of the answers to this quiz. Now I will go do some research to find out why. Bringing attention to these problems may lead to some answers. I'm not saying Jetpunk is single-handedly going to stop any wars, but you shouldn't doubt the power of the Quizmaster! ;)
+6
level 57
Oct 26, 2015
Not everything has to be positive, we're just testing our knowkedge. However, I agree that using the ISIS symbol on the thumbnail is kind of crossing a line.
+3
level 67
Sep 17, 2017
Why do you think it's crossing a line? They're responsible for a good number of the deaths.
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level ∞
Oct 26, 2015
Look on the bright side. Worldwide violence is near all-time lows.
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level ∞
Aug 13, 2017
Looking at the numbers, I wonder if there has ever been, in recorded history, a three-year span with so few conflict deaths. There is a good chance that we are living in the most peaceful epoch in all of human history. (Knocks on wood).
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level 73
Aug 14, 2017
God, you would never think that given our constant bombardment with bad news. Every time I hear that crime is at an all time low in the United States I immediately think "that's not possible."
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level 68
Aug 18, 2017
Reports of conflict and crime are at all-time highs - we simply have more access to information than ever in history. So, there is an observational bias that makes it seem worse than ever.
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level 59
Oct 12, 2017
Has Quizmaster been acquainted with the UCDP? http://ucdp.uu.se/
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level 59
Oct 16, 2017
pkerr116 crimes are on the rise in many countries (financial and physical), but conflicts (a term which is well defined and not up for debate) are at an all-time low, and the overall trend is going down. Reports of despair are going up, though, so it does seem like it's worse than ever, especially if you look at the world through the media. Research, use online tools at your disposal, follow independent and varying news outlets, access scholarly journals and trust academia more than speech acts - you will see everything in a different light.
+2
level 54
Oct 26, 2015
Ignoring the world's problems is a great way to solve them!
+3
level 24
Oct 26, 2015
quite a tricky quiz, well done.
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level 36
Oct 26, 2015
Yeah, got 'em all. Pretty hard to guess though.
+1
level 2
Oct 26, 2015
This was a easy Quizz for me man its like easy pizzy
+6
level 55
Dec 5, 2015
Ok....
+1
level 12
Mar 17, 2016
Where is 9 11, USA?
+4
level 74
May 12, 2016
2001.
+3
level 78
Aug 14, 2017
Armed conflict. I wouldn't call 9/11 an armed conflict really.
+1
level 59
Oct 16, 2017
Armed conflict is defined as 25 battle-related deaths in a calendar year. War is defined as 1000 battle deaths in a calendar year. An armed conflict also involves at least one government of a state. If two or more non-state actors are in a conflict, it is called non-state conflict (or one-sided violence, if the subjects of the violence are unarmed). It isn't at all about what you call something, these terms are well defined. But you're right, 9/11 was not an armed conflict, nor was it an act of war.
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level 78
Aug 14, 2017
Nor did it have over 8000 deaths even. So.. why should it be included?
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level 59
Oct 16, 2017
The limit for war is 1000 battle-related deaths in a calendar year, but 9/11 was not battle-related.
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level 37
Oct 12, 2017
Reading the instructions to these quizzes is an easy way to avoid asking dumb questions.
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level 40
Nov 6, 2016
I missed Libya -__-
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level 67
Aug 14, 2017
I find this very interesting, but I would also suggest that quiztakers consider that these numbers likely do not tell the entire story. We can only be as accurate as the Wikipedia-aggregated data is, and it's quite likely that there are a lot of unreported conflict deaths- first thoughts go to Mali, Myanmar, China, Philippines, and the like.
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level 59
Oct 16, 2017
Don't impose your intuitive deductions upon others without first resorting to actual conflict databases and research. We can be so much more accurate than some wikipedia-aggregated data. There are many databases of very accurately gathered data from conflicts, such as the UCDP. I encourage you to go through every single instance of state-based, non-state and one-sided violence in the countries you mentioned. http://ucdp.uu.se
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level 52
Oct 11, 2017
Surprised Mali isn't on this list.
+3
level 44
Oct 12, 2017
I was expecting Israel (Palestine/The Gaza Strip) to be on here.
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level 72
Oct 12, 2017
I am not sure how they derive the Mexico numbers. Even though it's a horrible situation, I wouldn't consider them deaths due to conflict. There is no active international or armed civil insurrection between avowed political entities looking to destroy/support regimes. I think it would be better more correct to call the the deaths criminal.
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level 57
Oct 12, 2017
Gang warfare in Mexico isn't really gangbangers killing each other in drive-bys. It's more like private armies fighting each other and the government.
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level 73
Oct 12, 2017
The inclusion of Mexico seems odd to me, too. Corrode has a point; the violence there between the drug cartels and the government is on a whole different level than most places. Even when the FBI went to war against the KKK and the Mafia it didn't really compare. But... it's still in my mind not the same thing as a civil war. These aren't separatists or invaders or sectarian factions attempting to overthrow the government. They are criminals. Extremely powerful well-armed criminals that the government in Mexico may not be competent enough to deal with effectively, but criminals nonetheless. Do they count shoot outs between drug dealers and cops as conflict deaths in other countries?
+4
level 66
Oct 12, 2017
And you wonder why Trump wants a wall?
+2
level 73
Oct 12, 2017
No, I don't wonder at all. It's because he is a racist, ignorant simpleton who doesn't understand or know anything and whose best attempt at pandering to nativist xenophobes in his own party is to offer up a ridiculous child's solution to a complex issue. I thought that much was clear.
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level 70
Apr 19, 2018
Besides the reasons offered by Kalbahamut - from a logical and financial standpoint, when has building a wall ever been a permanent solution to any problem in history: The Great Wall, Hadrian's Wall, walled cities, Atlantic Wall, Maginot Line or the Berlin Wall (which became nothing more than a symbol for oppression and hate)? Ultimately none of them achieved the desired outcome. Is there a wall cycle where someone makes the same mistake of thinking it will be a cure all every century or so? I'm sincerely asking a group of intelligent people is the wall a good idea or is it treating a symptom and not the cause?
+1
level 73
Jun 17, 2018
There have been walls in history that served a purpose effectively. But if the one that Trump talked about building on the border was supposed to be to stop an invasion by Mexican drug cartels that's a $70 billion solution to a problem that doesn't exist that wouldn't work anyway.
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level 59
Oct 16, 2017
When civilians are killed, it's one-sided violence, and if there would be clashes with government forces (law enforcement, army, border patrol etc) it would be state-based violence. There isn't any of the latter, but it does not have to be a "civil war" or include fighting with government forces for it to be a conflict. The situation was quite bad in 2009-2012, with about 10 thousands deaths within that time frame (of which 2/3 or 6700 deaths happened in Ciudad Juarez just on the other side of the border from El Paso). That's ~3330/year, well enough to call it a war. In 2013-2016 (another 3 year time frame) there has been half as many deaths (most of them in Guadalajara, Acapulco, Guerrero and Monterrey) and again not state-based but only between non-state actors (4691 deaths) and one-sided violence (69 deaths). The year 2011 saw the biggest incidence of one-sided violence (against civilians) with 241 deaths.
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level 59
Oct 16, 2017
These are mostly intra-state conflicts, non-state conflicts within the country (or actually the terminology is many "dyads" in one conflict). These dyads are between drug cartels fighting for dominance of drug traffic to the US. There have been other sorts of conflicts in the past, involving the government (such as EZLN or the Zapatistas vs the government in 1994 and the peoples revolutionary army EPR vs the government in 1996) but they are long gone (although the Zapatistas were never really satisfied with the increased rights for the indigenous people). Some of the one-sided violence (killing of civilians) is however perpetrated by the government forces (53 deaths since 2009, so quite a small percentage). All other killings are from cartels fighting each other.
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level 43
Oct 12, 2017
Nooooooooooo forgot Ukraine. Nice quiz though!
+1
level 57
Oct 12, 2017
Only missed Mexico. Never occurred to me.
+2
level 63
Oct 12, 2017
Quizmaster, have you ever considered making a Jetpunk mobile phone app?
+2
level ∞
Oct 12, 2017
Yes, I've thought about it, but the expense of making apps is too high.
+3
level 65
Oct 13, 2017
Charge us with maybe an additional bonus of removing advertisements. Even with ads am ready to pay.
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