The deaths resulting from the First World War were horrific, with nations suffering thousands of fatalities from the battlefield, disease and other causes. Which of the belligerents had the most fatalities as a percentage of their population?

Answer: Serbia. 16.11% of their population died as a result of the war. This contrasts with Germany at 3.82%, France at 4.29% and Britain at 2.19% of their populations.

Source: Researching World War 1 by Robin Higham and Dennis E. Showalter

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Back Home