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Human Scale of Conflict

Some of the world's trouble spots draw more international attention than others. Here is one gauge of the severity of some conflicts - the number of lives lost.

Afghanistan 1979-1992 2,000,000

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Sudan 1984-1999 1,500,000

Cambodia 1975-1979 1,000,000

Rwanda 1994 800,000

Uganda 1971-1979 300,000

Bosnia 1991-1995 250,000

Liberia 1989-1996 150,000

Burundi 1993-1996 150,000

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Algeria 1992-1998 70,000

Haiti 1954-1985 60,000

Chechnya 1995-1997 40,000 Sierra Leone 1992-1997 10,000

1999 4,000

Argentina 1976-1983 9,000

Northern Ireland 1968-1998 3,250

Chile 1973-1990 3,100

Kosovo Feb.1998- March 23, 1999 2,000

Spain 1961-1999 800

Sources: The World almanac, US Department of state, europa world Yearkbook 1998, Human rights watch, BBC