The worst years to be alive in history
We have lived through some really dark times
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Today's speedy dissemination of information may give us the illusion that our world is going through the worst of times. But in fact, history shows us this is not the case—we are actually living one of the best periods in history when it comes to violence, natural disasters, and diseases. Indeed, the recent COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a halt and war rages on in many places, but the truth is there have been much worse years to be alive.
In this gallery, we travel back in history and bring you what were arguably the darkest years in the entire history of humankind. Click on to find out.
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