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The bloodiest battles in ancient history

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Kalinga War ,India Report Abuse
King Ashoka who conquered all Greater India had one region unconquered, Kalinga . Over 100,00 Men died on either side. The war on River banks(Boundary between kingdom) was blooded. Ashoka with larger army won but was deaths hortified him . Check wiki
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Kalinga Battle Report Abuse
It had over 100,000 deaths on both fronts & Ashoka got converted to Buddhism . He was to Buddhism what Constantine to Christinaty
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Battle of Cannae Report Abuse
It was the most important battle of the second Punic War, where the Romans fought the Carthaginians in 216 BC. About 65,000 people were killed during this battle.
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Battle of Thermopylae Report Abuse
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Battle of Thapsus Report Abuse
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Battle of the Metaurus Report Abuse
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Battle of the Trebia Report Abuse
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Battle of Munda Report Abuse
It was the last battle in Julius Caesar’s Civil war in 45 BC. He won the battle, but he lost about 25,000 people during the fight.
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Battle of the Hydaspes Report Abuse
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Battle of Plataea Report Abuse
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Battle of Qarqar Report Abuse
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Battle of Dyrrhachium Report Abuse
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Battle of Cynoscephalae Report Abuse
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Battle of Pydna Report Abuse
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Battle of Issus Report Abuse
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Battle of the Granicus Report Abuse
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Battle of Asculum Report Abuse
The battle lasted for two days in 279 BC. The Romans fought the Greek king Pyrrhus of Epirus. Both sides had equal number of forces. All of them lost about 10,500 soldiers.
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Battle of Chaeronea Report Abuse
Alexander the Great fought the Persian Empire for the first time in 338 BC. Alexander almost got killed in this battle. He survived, but other 20,000 people didn’t.
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Battle of Marathon Report Abuse
It was fought by the troupes from Athens and the Persian forces in 490 BC. About 7000 people died in this battle.
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Battle of Pharsalus Report Abuse
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Battle of Heraclea Report Abuse
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Battle of Lake Trasimene Report Abuse
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