Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Saturday, May 14, 2016

World War I Deaths by Nation as a Percentage of Population

Percentages by country as of 1914 borders:

Serbia: 24%

Ottoman Empire: 14%

Romania: 8.3%

France: 4.34%

Germany: 4.00%

Austria-Hungary: 3.7%

Greece: 3.5%

Bulgaria: 3.4%

Italy: 3.2%

Belgium: 1.9%

UK: 1.79%

Russia: 1.75%

New Zealand: 1.6%

Montenegro: 1.5%

Portugal: 1.49%

Australia: 1.25%

Canada: 0.9%

Newfoundland: 0.7%

South Africa: 0.15%

USA: 0.13%

India: 0.02%

Japan: 0.01%

The estimate of the deaths in the African and Asian colonies are pretty rough estimates as there was little record keeping undertaken in them. 

Source:  "Maps on the Web", 23 April 2016 Entry

1 comment:

  1. That seems a bit low for Russia, given its massive casualties.

    Does that accounting stop at February 1917? The following 20 months would certainly boost other nations' totals.