Top 40 Deadliest Catastrophes in History

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32. Chinese famine

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1959-1961 were the worst years in the history of China as more than 20 million people died because of a great famine. This wasn’t a natural disaster. This rather was a consequence of some political decisions – the Mao government took the half of the crops after having reported an excessive production of food.

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