Top 10 biggest events– history in 2023 was not merely written. But it took us on a turbulent journey filled with major events, conflicts, and turning points. The year 2023 featured a powerful combination of events that demand our attention from the ongoing conflict in Ukraine to the breathtaking space missions by America, Russia, and India.
The year has been difficult on the global stage as the forces of chaos have become more powerful. New hostilities broke out as old ones continued. All in all, there has not been much positive news. Hence, the top 10 biggest and most noteworthy events happened in 2023. Let’s dive into that.
1. Civil war wracks Sudan
In 2023, Sudan hoped for democracy but got a civil war between the Government and Military. It began when the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) of Sudan attacked the bases of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) on April 15, 2023. RSF are the parliamentary forces that the Sudan Government leads.
RSF controlled the capital city Khartoum Sudan while SAF held Port Sudan. The war between RSF and SAF caused more than 10,000 casualties and over 4 million displaced Sudanese which is nearly 15% of Sudan’s population in 2023.
2. Azerbaijan seizes Nagorno-Karabakh
The effects of the Soviet Union’s breakup are still causing problems. When the Soviet Union collapsed, new countries formed with borders that didn’t match where different groups lived which led to conflicts.
Azerbaijan owns Nagorno-Karabakh which is one of those conflicted regions in the Soviet Union. But this region is mostly inhabited by Armenians who wanted independence from Azerbaijan which resulted in two major wars in 1991 and 1994. Russia played the role of mediator and made ceasefire possible both times.
Azerbaijan attacked and seized Nagorno-Karabakh on Sep 19, 2023. It forced Armenians to leave the area. There are reports that more than 100000 Armenians are displaced. It resulted in at least 200 casualties and 400 wounded people.
3. India became the top populous country
India now has become the largest populated country in the world surpassing China in 2023. India’s population is estimated to reach more than 1.43 billion. On the other hand, China’s population has shrunk and declined to just above 1.4 billion people.
India’s younger population growing which leads to a more dynamic workforce and higher economic growth rates. China faces pressure to invest in its social safety net due to an aging population. While India sees potential in its demographic advantage.
5. ChatGPT advancement and AI revolution
On Mar 14, 2023, ChatGPT brought AI to everyone’s attention. The new advanced version of ChatGPT is ten times better than before and governments, companies, and people are using it more. This sparked debates about whether AI (Artificial Intelligence)will bring positive changes or create problems.
There are two schools of thought about AI. Some consider that AI is leading to exciting discoveries in science, like designing drugs and solving tough math problems. Others worry that AI is developing too fast which is creating issues like job loss and inequality. Tech leaders like Geoffery Hinton and Elon Musk warn about the dangers of AI.
6. Russia-Ukraine war
In 2023, people hoped Ukraine could push back against Russia in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. They started fighting in June, but Russia was well-prepared, and the battle didn’t shift much. Despite Ukraine causing big losses, Russia gained more land by November.
Western countries, like the US, started feeling tired of helping Ukraine, and some didn’t want to send more aid. People began to suggest Ukraine should focus on defending itself and try to make peace.
But it’s unsure if Russia’s President Putin will agree to stop the fighting. He might think time is on his side, especially if the next US president wants to distance themselves from Ukraine.
7. ISRO landed on the Moon
On August 23, 2023, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) made a great achievement and made history in the space realm. They landed a spacecraft called Vikram on the Moon. This made India the fourth country ever to do a soft landing on the lunar surface.
Since then, ISRO has been working hard. They’re not slowing down after the Moon landing. They’ve been doing lots of important launches, pushing the limits in space.
8. Deadliest Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
A big earthquake hit Syria and Turkey on Feb 6, 2023, which caused a lot of damage. Over 67,000 people lost their lives. The main quakes in Antakya were very severe with magnitudes of 7.7 and 7.8. This is the biggest earthquake in Turkey since 1939. Cities of Syria like Aleppo and Sanliurfa were also badly affected.
9. Israel-Hamas War
The Israel-Hamas war is one of the top 10 biggest events of 2023. The conflict between Israel and Palestine dates back to 1948 and has been ongoing since that time.
But, the recent war outbreak between Israel and Hamas turned out to be the deadliest and most fatal conflict. It started when Hamas launched an attack on Israeli Defense Forces on Oct 7, 2023. It resulted in 1,200 Israelis deaths.
Since then, Israel declared war on Hamas in a retaliatory response and has pounded Gaza into a giant grave with bloodshed. More than 21,000 Palestinians including children in Gaza have died.
10. Turbulent political events in Pakistan
Pakistan has been facing turbulent events in the world of politics since 2022. It began with the ousted former Prime Minister Imran Khan by no-confidence motion on Apr 10, 2022. Imran Khan led a bold political movement against big powers from 2022 to Apr 2023.
The charisma of Imran was at its peak until May 9, 2023, when his arrest in the Al-Qadir case caused countrywide riots against the government and military.
The second major political landscape turned when former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan after spending four major years of exile in London. He has also received major relief in corruption cases.
So, these are the top 10 biggest world events in 2023. You may want to read what follows closely. Stay connected with Tabloidpk for a regular follow-up. Many of these stories will continue into 2024 and beyond.
- Catastrophic Ballarat bushfire put half of Victoria in extreme danger
- Manipur Armed Group abducted police officer Amit Singh
- Famous philanthropist Jacob Rothschild died at the age of 87
- Canada introduced New Online Harms Act with heavy fines
- MCB demands investigation into Tory Islamophobic remarks
- US Airforce man set himself on fire outside the Israeli Embassy
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