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Countries Most Affected by the Spanish Flu

Can you name the countries that lost the most people in the Spanish Flu epidemic of the 1910s?
One of these was not independent at the time of the epidemic
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Last updated: November 12, 2018
First submittedNovember 11, 2018
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Deaths
Country
17,000,000
India
1,700,000
Iran
1,500,000
Indonesia
675,000
United States
580,000
Germany
400,000
France
Deaths
Country
300,000
Brazil
300,000
Italy
290,000
Spain
250,000
United Kingdom
130,000
Portugal
100,000
Ghana
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Nov 12, 2018
I was surprised by the Iran number so I looked into it. The death toll represents over 20% of Iran's population at the time. The number apparently is a high estimate of everyone who died in Iran during the time period. There was a major famine happening then as well as outbreaks of cholera, typhus, and plague. It would be difficult to tease apart the number of deaths caused by the Spanish flu.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_famine_of_1917-1919

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Level 64
Nov 12, 2018
Good point, I changed the number to be about halfway between the lowest and highest estimate. Although this is likely still too high, I could not find a better approximation.