The death toll from wars the United States has carried out since WWll is more than 4,000,000. The importance of this number is to demonstrate on what scale the United States has waged war. This number is a conservative number. To come up with a number of the total dead from U.S. wars since WWll, is a way of grasping the destructive consequences of all this war making. To say Hitler killed 6,000,000 Jews, gives us some idea of the significance of the Holocaust. What good came of all this destruction, not just of soldiers, but of villages, and country side, whole cultures? Its very hard to name any obvious benefit. This number of 4,000,000, while conservative, is a rough number because there are so many ways to measure all these deaths, and to decide which are the consequence of American actions. For example, do you include all the dead, or only those combatants and civilians killed directly by our side? Another example, what about those who die or suffer from exposure to chemical and radioactive pollution left in those countries? It is also highly significant that none of these wars happened in the United States of America.