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When Was The Absolute Worst Time To Live In Different Countries? –

Humanity has endured some pretty terrible things in the last 2,000 years, from genocidal wars to natural disasters to virulent plagues. But what was the absolute worst time to live in certain countries? Or, to put it another way, what events in history should you be glad every day you didn’t have to live through?

If you look at the major causes of death in different eras, it’s easy to see some time periods were objectively (at least from a safety perspective) better than others. Tuscany is a fantastic place, but around 1348 the city was making corpse lasagna with plague victims. And if you’re dying to see London, avoid 1666, the year of the Great Plague and the Great Fire.

People sometimes claim the modern era is one of the worst times in history, but the sheer brutality of history begs to differ.

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