- Jan 2017
- Republika Srpska
American history is full of brutal wars, wars like the ACW, the Indian Wars etc. But perhaps one of the worst wars in American history is King Philip's War waged from 1675 to 1678 between English colonists from New England and their Native allies on one side and other Natives led by Metacomet or King Philip on the other side. The war was just so devastating to both sides. The English were forced to abandon a third of their settlements and lost about 5% of their total population. Over a half of English settlements also faced raids by the Natives. The economic damage was also devastating. At one point the English considered abandoning all of their possessions but those on the coast. The damage to the Natives was however much worse. They lost about 40% of their population in the region and most of the tribes were absolutely devastated. I mean, other American wars were much bloodier, but was any war this devastating to both sides?