The early twentieth century witnessed two giant catastrophes, the First World War, between 1914-1918, and the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1918-19. Which one led to more fatalities?

Answer: The Spanish Flu epidemic. Estimates of fatalities range from 25 to 39 million, at least twice more than those killed in the First World War. It is regarded as the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history.

Source: The Origins of World War 1 by Richard Hamilton and Holger Herwig

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