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10 Most Evil Empires in History

10 Most Evil Empires in History

Biological warfare, slavery and genocide, have all been committed in the name of Empire.

From the Ottomans to the Nazi’s we detail the Top 10 Most Evil Empires in History.

Music = Tread Of Doom by Igor Dvorkin / Ellie Kidd

Sources:

10) Imperial Japan
http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/nanking.htm
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/11/01/national/media-national/uncomfortable-truth-comfort-women/#.VkMcdWThBFQ
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/03/17/world/unmasking-horror-a-special-report-japan-confronting-gruesome-war-atrocity.html?pagewanted=all

9) The Spanish Empire
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/4729402/The-reign-of-Spain-was-mainly-brutal.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Spanish_Empire

8) The Portuguese Empire
http://www.sahistory.org.za/topic/africa-portugal

7) The Ottoman Empire
http://www.history.com/topics/armenian-genocide
http://www.unitedhumanrights.org/genocide/armenian_genocide.htm
http://www.britannica.com/event/Bulgarian-Horrors

6) The French Empire
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/1504014/Napoleons-genocide-on-a-par-with-Hitler.html

5) The Mongols
http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2011/jan/26/genghis-khan-eco-warrior
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=nHIABAAAQBAJ&pg=PA28&lpg=PA28&dq=tamerlane+pyramid+heads&source=bl&ots=pPZmkFEmbg&sig=vsIVfA3IXbjAdRKU1yJUB1vmrdc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CFEQ6AEwB2oVChMIlNCq5I6GyQIVzBWQCh2CMglv#v=onepage&q=tamerlane%20pyramid%20heads&f=false
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ZzlNgS70OHAC&pg=PA173&lpg=PA173&dq=Siege+of+Kaffa&source=bl&ots=q8e3UkrULZ&sig=wu9XPSe0b5G06NifrBQ23J0yHnQ&hl=en&ei=CqGFS9vbFZWQlAee-tCYAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Siege%20of%20Kaffa&f=false

4) Nazi Germany
http://www.history.co.uk/study-topics/history-of-ww2/genocide
http://www.history.co.uk/study-topics/history-of-ww2/nazi-germany
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005151

3) The Belgian Empire
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/21/arts/belgium-confronts-its-heart-darkness-unsavory-colonial-behavior-congo-will-be.html?pagewanted=all
http://www.historytoday.com/tim-stanley/belgiums-heart-darkness
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/jul/18/congo.andrewosborn

2) The Soviet Union
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/russia/stalinpurgesandpraisesrev1.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/russia/stalincollectivisationrev1.shtml
http://www.history.co.uk/biographies/josef-stalin
http://www.britannica.com/event/purge-trials

1) The British Empire
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/apr/23/british-empire-crimes-ignore-atrocities
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/oct/19/end-myths-britains-imperial-past
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12997138
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2006/jul/22/comment.mainsection
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-the-truth-our-empire-killed-millions-404631.html
http://newbritishempire.site11.com/british-genocides.html

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