Like most of you, I used to think WWII was the greatest war in history in terms of its significance. In terms of bodycount, it was. But it wasn’t until I listened to Blueprint to Armageddon by Dan Carlin that I changed my mind. WWI is WAY more interesting than WWII. We have the greatest militaries in the world at the time facing off against each other. They have modern day weapons, and are going against armies that are still using tactics from the times when you’d just meet on a field, shoot at each other and then start again the next day. You have horses going against artillery. It’s just crazy. And without WWI, the stage wouldn’t have been set for WWII. Which is why I placed WWI at the top spot. Death toll was around 20 million, in case you were curious.