The exact number is subject to controversy, though the usual range given is from 3,250,000 to 6,500,000. Obviously the 6 million is in the upper range, chosen for reasons other than pure historical accuracy. The French Wars of Religion are given as a range of 2,000,000–4,000,000, the Thirty Years War , 3,000,000–11,500,000. The First World War, which can be blamed purely on the Germans and Austrians is approx. 17,000,000, in a shorter span of time than the Napoleonic Wars.