Write a paragraph explaining the things that
20th century wars have in common.
What made them worse than earlier wars?
A war fought in Asia between America and
Vietnam 1959-1970. 300,000 military killed. 4
Match these million civilians killed.
conflicts with the
A short war fought in Kuwait between America
descriptions (plus allies) and Iraq 1990-1991. Soldiers killed
200,000 civilians 100,000.
A global conflict between 1939 and 1945. 25
Korean War million soldiers killed. 40 million civilians killed.
Cold War Local conflict between 2 neighbouring countries
in the middle east 1980-1988. 800,000 soldiers
killed civilian deaths unknown.
First World War
A global conflict between 1914 and 1918. 10
Iran-Iraq War million soldiers killed. 7 million civilians killed.
War between America (plus allies) and North
Gulf War Korea 1950-1953. 500,000 military casualties, 2
million civilian deaths
Second World War An unofficial war between the Soviet Union and
the United States. No official casualties. 1947-
Numbers Make a line chart to show the
of People numbers of people killed in major 20th
killed 50,000,000 century conflicts. One colour for
military one for civilians.
1900 1950 2000
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