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Top 10 Events of World History You Want to Change

Published on 25 April, 2013 at 10:00 am By

The world is a Pandora box that has in store numerous events both from past and present that affect our daily life in one way or other. Some of the bygone events bring a smile on our face, while others raise a sense of remorse and anguish. Although, the passed time is like an arrow that can’t return back to the bow, but in case if blessed with an opportunity to change the events in world history one would certainly prefer this list. Here are top 10 events of world history you want to change.

10.World War I:

Arguably, one of the worst events in the world history, World War I resulted in the deaths of around 65 million people. The cause of the war was varied, but the end result was same for every country. Not only all the participating nations witnessed huge blood and collateral loss, but also led to dwindling of the world order. It is one of those events that many of us wished was undone.

World War I

9. Attack on Pearl Harbor:


It could be regarded as one of the most pathetic incidents in the books of world history. The Imperial Army of Japanese surprised the whole world including US when it launched an attack on America that led to the death of around 2,042 American nationals. It was the effect of this very step by Japan that America entered World War II, and later revenged the attack by bombing Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Attack on Pearl Harbor

8. Bhuj Earthquake:

Recorded on the Richter scale to be cover a magnitude of 7.6 to 7.7, Bhuj Earthquake was a severe blow to India; there was no war, no enemy attack, and yet nature had played folly with mankind. The quake was so powerful that it consumed the lives of 20,000 people and injured another 167,000. The tragedy was so inflicting that it left numerous people homeless and snatched away parents from many innocent children while rendering many handicap for life.

Bhuj Earthquake

7. Great Chinese Famine:

One of the worst famines ever that engulfed around 45 million people is surely one of the events you would like to change at any cost. Death due to hunger is the last thing any state would wish for its citizens. Many people had died from 1958 to 1962. Though, the reasons for the debacle are innumerable including state’s policies during the time.

Great Chinese Famine

6. Iraq War:

America under the leadership of George Bush Jr. attacked Iraq reasoning that the country led by Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of mass destruction. It was on 16th March, 2003 that the coalition forces lead by US entered Iraq after heavy shelling. The impact of the war was that the world got polarized considerably. Not only Islamic terrorists have re-united to teach US a lesson, but also Islamic nations don’t trust US anymore leading to imbalance in world order.

Iraq War

5. 9/11 Terrorist Attack:

It was on 11th September, 2009 that Islamic terrorists struck down the World Trade Centre and Twin Towers after hijacking the planes of United Airlines and American Airlines. This led to killing of numerous innocents and bred suspicion in the mind of Americans and other people towards the Muslims. It was from thereon that Muslims were seen with mistrust and dishonor.

9/11 Terrorist Attack

4. The Holocaust:

The mass murder of around 6 million Jews during the World War II could be termed as one of the most unfortunate incidents in the world history. Innocent men, women and children were executed for no fault of theirs by the Nazi Army of Hitler. This is regarded as the most hateful crime based on discriminatory feelings that pushed thousands of people in the trap of death.

The Holocaust

3. Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi:


Shot at point blank range by Nathuram Godse, The father of the Nation was assassinated on 30th January, 1948. This could be termed not only a big loss to our nation, but also to the entire world. Mahatma’s loss is irreparable by any means.Therefore, this is one of the most important mishappenings that cries to get itself corrected if in case we earn such powers.

Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi

2. Indo-Pak partition:

It was in the year 1947 that the north-western part from the Indian peninsula was separated from the motherland. Not only this inflicted huge emotional losses among the parting population of the country that lived together for ages, but also resulted in bloodshed and looting. Till date it is regarded as the largest migration of human population across the border. Therefore, the painful Indo-Pak shouldn’t exist in the pages of history books as per our discretion.

Indo-Pak partition

1. Atomic bombings of Hiroshima Nagasaki:


During the final stages of the World War II America dropped atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end the war that had already witnessed enormous human life and collateral loss across the world. This resulted in the loss of around 90,000 to 1,66,000 human lives in Hiroshima and 60,000 to 80,000 lives in Nagasaki. All the citizens of the world would surely wish that it would have been far better had such a ghastly event not taken place.

Atomic bombings of Hiroshima Nagasaki


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