5 of The Worst Years in Human History

The darkest chapters of our past

A black and white photograph of Joseph Stalin.
A photograph of Joseph Stalin by an unknown photographer, 1943 (Wikimedia Commons)

TThe history of the human race is a vast saga of fascinating stories. There have been many triumphs over the years, but the bad moments tend to stand out the most. Indeed, we’re much more interested in wars and revolutions than peace and continuity. Though there will always be debates about which year was the absolute worst, it’s impossible to…

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