6 Times The Bad Guys Won in History


Throughout the annals of history, there have been moments when the bad guys emerged victorious, leaving a mark that still resonates today.

These instances, where the evil forces prevailed, serve as reminders of the complexities of human nature and the unpredictable twists of fate.

During World War II, the Nazis unleashed a swift and brutal assault on France, leading to the country’s occupation. Despite the French resistance and assistance from Allied forces, the Nazis maintained control for nearly four years.

The Nazi Occupation of France (1940-1944)

In one of history’s most devastating defeats, the Ottoman Empire, led by Sultan Mehmed II, successfully conquered Constantinople, the Byzantine Empire’s capital. The fall of this once-mighty city marked the end of the Byzantine Empire and opened the gateway for the Ottoman Empire’s expansion into Europe.

The Fall of Constantinople (1453)

Under President Andrew Jackson’s administration, the United States government forcibly removed thousands of Native American tribes from their ancestral lands in what became known as the Trail of Tears.

The Trail of Tears (1838-1839)

Under the banner of religious orthodoxy, the Spanish Inquisition wielded immense power and subjected countless individuals to persecution and torture. The Catholic monarchs Ferdinand II and Isabella I established this institution, primarily targeting Jews, Muslims, and non-Catholics.

The Spanish Inquisition (1478-1834)

Led by Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge regime’s reign of terror in Cambodia resulted in the deaths of an estimated two million people through executions, forced labor, and famine.

The Khmer Rouge Regime in Cambodia (1975-1979)

The partition of India, which led to the creation of Pakistan, witnessed mass violence and displacement as religious tensions between Hindus and Muslims boiled over.

The Partition of India (1947)

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