Throughout history, human civilizations have come and gone. Some provided peace and prosperity, while others reigned with brutal and overwhelming tyranny. Whether for centuries or just for a few years, these evil empires showed little mercy to their own people or their enemies. His cruelty suppressed civil liberties, extended human suffering and tragically led to the death of millions of people. But who were the most infamous civilizations? Here are the 25 most unbelievably bad empires in history.
The Comanche Empire was one of the largest Native American tribes in America. His empire encompassed most of the plains of the intervening United States, and they were known for their incredibly brutal incursions … brutal incursions that included the killing of children. Due to their horrible reputation, Spaniards and Frenchmen rarely wanted to explore the territory. From 1868 to 1881, the systematic hunting of 31 million buffalo by American settlers caused the fall of the Comanche Empire.
In the ancient world, the Celts ruled most of modern France, Belgium and England. Even Rome was very difficult to conquer the Celts. Why? Because the Celts were incredibly ferocious and also a little crazy. In the battle, they would fight completely naked to show you that they were not afraid to die, and if they won a battle, they would cut off all the heads of their enemies, take them home and show them as trophies.
The Viking Empire
Beginning in 793 AD, the Viking empire of the Scandinavian peninsula began looting and looting the surrounding countries, such as England, the Frankish Empire, Spain and Russia. His tactics were brutal; They attacked unprotected villages, killing, raping and stealing all property before local defense units could stop them. As time passed, they became increasingly good at this and became more brazen in their attempts to attack the surrounding areas. However, it only lasted so long, and better defenses against his tactics made the surprise raids even more difficult. In 1066 AD, the Viking Empire lost strength when the Norwegian King Harald Hardrada was defeated by the English at the Battle of Stamford Bridge.
Their reputation was so fierce that even the British settlers, who were also quite brutal, as we shall see later, did not want to approach them. When settler James Cook arrived, things were good at first, but when one of his men, James Rowe, angered the Maori, they cannibalized him and his men. Once the Maoris seized the muskets, things got worse. The tribal war broke out and some 18,000 people were killed. The war between the British and the Maori continued for years, increasing the horrible bloodshed until the Maori were essentially conquered.
Confederate States of America
As of 1861, the Confederate States of America were a group of eleven states that separated from the United States of America. Although the foreign nations did not recognize it technically, the Confederation had a president, a flag, printed its own money and created a cultural identity that still exists to this day. However, they are mainly known for the brutal practice of enslaving, beating and raping millions of African-Americans and their inhumane treatment of prisoners in Andersonville. Fortunately, his empire lasted little and ended in 1865.
The Belgian colonial empire
The Belgian colonial empire consisted of three African colonies in the Congo. The territory was 76 times larger than Belgium and was the third largest colony in Africa. It was considered the private property of King Leopold II, and there he was known as the “Butcher of the Congo” for murdering millions of Congolese by forcing them to work in rubber plantations. Those who did not meet the quotas were flogged, or their hands were cut.