Countries With Most Conflict Deaths

Name the 12 countries who suffered the most deaths due to an armed conflict in the years 2014-2019.
According to this source
Includes organized gang warfare, but doesn't include murders
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Last updated: March 2, 2020
First submittedJune 18, 2015
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Country
250,000
Syria
180,000
Afghanistan
170,000
Mexico
92,000
Iraq
62,000
South Sudan
49,000
Yemen
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Country
33,000
Nigeria
26,000
Somalia
13,000
Sudan
13,000
Pakistan
12,000
Libya
10,000
Ukraine
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Level 80
Jun 18, 2015
Got everything. Good quiz.
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Level 79
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 82
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! ;)
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Level 62
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.
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Level 71
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 72
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 71
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 80
Apr 3, 2020
It's not just access to information but also the multiplication of information sources and the arrival of the 24-hour news cycle and clickbait media. But there have always been doomsayers claiming that the time in which they lived was the worst ever and the end was near... this goes back to prehistory.
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Level 57
Oct 26, 2015
Ignoring the world's problems is a great way to solve them!
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Level 32
Apr 3, 2020
Well shut up and don’t do the quiz rather than complain
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Level 59
Apr 3, 2020
Good attitude because it will go away if there are no quizzes about it.
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Level 64
Sep 23, 2020
Haven't actually read the newspaper or watched the TV news. Just had to say that of all the subjects to do a world news story about - what a horrible subject to choose. Hardly fun entertainment.
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Level 34
Oct 26, 2015
Yeah, got 'em all. Pretty hard to guess though.
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Level 54
Nov 6, 2016
I missed Libya -__-
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Level 73
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 51
Oct 11, 2017
Surprised Mali isn't on this list.
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Level 44
Oct 12, 2017
I was expecting Israel (Palestine/The Gaza Strip) to be on here.
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Level 66
Oct 7, 2019
It's not as big as the international media displays it (while brutally ignores other conflics)
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Level 45
Apr 3, 2020
How important different world conflicts are, is a relative matter. No right or wrong in prioritizing them. May sound cynical but it's true.
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Level 83
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 60
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 80
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?
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Level 67
Oct 12, 2017
And you wonder why Trump wants a wall?
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Level 80
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 78
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?
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Level 80
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 62
Apr 4, 2020
I usually agree with alot that Kalbahamut says, but what other countries have a wide open border through mostly desert and open land that is so vulnerable to allowing drugs and criminals come unimpeded into the country? Also without a wall, better border patrol, and stronger laws against illegal immigration, how long before that conflict spills into our country from Mexico. don't judge and make ignorant statements unless you know the actual facts.
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Level 80
Apr 5, 2020
um. Russia, China, Mongolia, Mali, Algeria, Mauritania, Mexico, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Canada.... etc etc etc etc etc etc etc.. should I go on? Because building a thousand-mile long concrete wall to stop drug trafficking which mostly takes place at legal border checkpoints and immigration which mostly takes place legally at airports is a ridiculous child's solution?

And despite the huge size, the US-Mexican border is one of the most diligently patrolled in the world. Though, when asked what would make their jobs easier, border patrol agents list things like drones, cameras, and personnel above walls that would be significantly more expensive and less effective. I agree, don't make ignorant statements unless you know the actual facts.

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Level 32
Feb 16, 2020
What even is happening in Mexico are they in a war or something
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Level 44
Apr 23, 2020
I know. I had no idea. Presumably it's just not news any more.
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Level 43
Oct 12, 2017
Nooooooooooo forgot Ukraine. Nice quiz though!
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Level 65
Oct 12, 2017
Only missed Mexico. Never occurred to me.
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Level 69
Oct 12, 2017
Quizmaster, have you ever considered making a Jetpunk mobile phone app?
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Level ∞
Oct 12, 2017
Yes, I've thought about it, but the expense of making apps is too high.
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Level 62
Oct 13, 2017
Charge us with maybe an additional bonus of removing advertisements. Even with ads am ready to pay.
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Level 40
Sep 25, 2019
Why not consider making Multiplayer board games like tic tac toe connect 4 etc, at the home page can there be an option saying Online Quizzes, underneath can it say 'Multiplayer' in each jetpunk language. Also can there be more badges, like the European badge Asian badge African badge Oceanian Badge North American Badge South American Badge, and the United States badge the Soccer badge and lots of other sport badges. On the ranking charts can you make top 500.
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Level 50
Oct 2, 2019
This is actually very sad. So many people died for crimes they didn't commit :(
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Level 26
Oct 8, 2019
Mexico...
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Level 45
Jan 20, 2020
Missed Somalia and Libya.
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Level 54
Jan 20, 2020
Why’s Ukraine on here? Donetsk and Luhansk war is that bad?
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Level 80
Jan 20, 2020
Russia invaded and occupied Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. They've been fighting a hot war ever since, though deaths lately have been pretty minimal.
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Level 56
Jan 25, 2020
It's not that crazy in amounts of dead people, but not that many wars happened in 2014-2016 and peak of death in Ukrainian one was in 2014-2015. That's why it's in top(
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Level 32
Feb 16, 2020
Could you make a live quiz room in here so it’s like people against other people
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Level 83
Apr 3, 2020
What?
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Level 32
Apr 3, 2020
You know live a place where people can compete live in quizzes against one another
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Level 83
Apr 3, 2020
I don’t think that exists yet. The closest we have to what I think you’re asking is the Even Split Game.
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Level 68
Apr 3, 2020
Making anything that's "live" requires very complex programming, unlike anything on the site right now. It's very unlikely to ever happen, in my opinion. The best you can do is share quizzes with your friends and compete against them in real time.
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Level 56
Apr 3, 2020
Jeez, Russia invading Ukraine is no joke
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Level 72
Apr 3, 2020
You might want to remane the quiz to "Countries With the Most Conflict Deaths."
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Level 45
Apr 3, 2020
My god, how in the world did I not get Afghanistan?

I'm in the f'ing Army too.

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Level 45
Apr 3, 2020
1:11 remaining lets gooo
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Level 61
Apr 3, 2020
organized crime is killing more people everyday than covid-19
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Level 80
Apr 3, 2020
give it time
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Level 65
Apr 3, 2020
Not sure exactly what point this post is intended to make, but 1) COVID-19 kills indiscriminantly. Organized crime usually only targets people who get involved with it (not that makes those lives less meaningful, but there is a different sense of panic knowing that death could strike at random as it does with the virus. 2) Governments have been doing everything they can for a very long time to manage organized crime's effect on society. Our defense mechanisms have been refined over decades to minimize its harm. COVID-19 sprung up overnight and spread like wildfire. The infrastructure is not in place to cope with it. Whatever comparison you're trying to draw is facile and unhelpful.
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Level 48
Apr 3, 2020
Man, people really keep looking for new ways to downplay the severity of the coronavirus pandemic. "The flu kills more people a year", "It's only dangerous if you're older than 50", "it's only dangerous to people who aren't of our religious denomination" and just a pile of other excuses that go along the lines of "we're perfectly fine because we can't seem to grasp the reality that we might be in actual danger".

The pandemic is serious and a lot of people are going to die because of it. Organized crime may kill more people, but a virus kills indiscriminately.

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Level 80
Apr 3, 2020
The ER where I used to work is currently swamped beyond capacity trying to deal with all the COVID-19 patients or those who suspect they might be infected. Their resources have been stressed to the breaking point. There are people dying in the ICU daily.

On the other hand I worked there for 2 years and I think in that time I may have seen ONE patient come in who was the victim of organized crime? Maybe two?

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Level 38
May 17, 2020
I'm surprised Burma isn't there. Hah or North Korea