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# Which country lost 27% of its overall population in WW1?

Question #125045. Asked by author. (Feb 08 12 7:44 PM)

Emma058

The Kingdom of Serbia lost 1,100,000 inhabitants during the war (both army and civilian losses), which represented over 27% of its overall population. http://www.ask.com/wiki/Serbian_Campaign_%28World_War_I%29

 Feb 08 12, 7:55 PM
coachpauly

This site reports percentage losses by population. Serbia is listed as the highest total at 16.11%.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_casualties

 Feb 08 12, 8:02 PM
author

A Yugoslav historian referred to in this source estimates the casualties of Serbians in WW 1 to ca.970.000.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_casualties#.C2.A0Kingdom_of_Yugoslavia

 Feb 08 12, 8:37 PM
author

The total population of Serbia in 1914 was 4.5 million. 970.000 out of 4.5 million is ca.22%. Maybe no one knows the exact figures.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWinSerbia.htm

 Feb 08 12, 8:41 PM
author

Whatever the exact figures are, Serbia had the highest percentage loss of its population during WW1.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_casualties

 Feb 08 12, 8:43 PM

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