List of mass evacuations

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This list of mass evacuations includes emergency evacuations of a large number of people in a short period of time.wikipedia
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Emergency evacuation

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This list of mass evacuations includes emergency evacuations of a large number of people in a short period of time.
Many of the largest evacuations have been in the face of wartime military attacks.

Evacuations of civilians in Japan during World War II

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June 1944 – August 1945 – Evacuations of civilians in Japan during World War II
List of mass evacuations

Operation Fiery Vigil

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June 1991 – Operation Fiery Vigil was the evacuation of roughly 20,000 non-essential military and United States Department of Defense civilian personnel and their dependents from Clark Air Base and U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay back to CONUS during the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines.
List of mass evacuations

Natural disaster

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An emergency evacuation is the movement of persons from a dangerous place due to the threat or occurrence of a disastrous event whether from natural or man made causes, or as the result of war.

Anthropogenic hazard

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An emergency evacuation is the movement of persons from a dangerous place due to the threat or occurrence of a disastrous event whether from natural or man made causes, or as the result of war.

War

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An emergency evacuation is the movement of persons from a dangerous place due to the threat or occurrence of a disastrous event whether from natural or man made causes, or as the result of war.

Greece

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* 480 BC – The Greek officer of the state and navy commander Themistocles ordered the evacuation of Athens as a strategic countermeasure to the approaching Persian army, leading to 100,000 inhabitants being displaced in the late summer.

Themistocles

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* 480 BC – The Greek officer of the state and navy commander Themistocles ordered the evacuation of Athens as a strategic countermeasure to the approaching Persian army, leading to 100,000 inhabitants being displaced in the late summer.

Athens

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* 480 BC – The Greek officer of the state and navy commander Themistocles ordered the evacuation of Athens as a strategic countermeasure to the approaching Persian army, leading to 100,000 inhabitants being displaced in the late summer.

Achaemenid Empire

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* 480 BC – The Greek officer of the state and navy commander Themistocles ordered the evacuation of Athens as a strategic countermeasure to the approaching Persian army, leading to 100,000 inhabitants being displaced in the late summer.

Boudica

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60–61 – Boudica's uprising results in the mass evacuation of numerous Roman settlements in Britain.

Ancient Rome

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60–61 – Boudica's uprising results in the mass evacuation of numerous Roman settlements in Britain.

Great Britain

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60–61 – Boudica's uprising results in the mass evacuation of numerous Roman settlements in Britain.

Mount Vesuvius

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79 – Eruption of Mount Vesuvius causes evacuation of Pompeii and surrounding areas.

Pompeii

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79 – Eruption of Mount Vesuvius causes evacuation of Pompeii and surrounding areas.

Sack of Rome (410)

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* 410 – Sack of Rome by Visigoths under Alaric I.

Visigoths

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* 410 – Sack of Rome by Visigoths under Alaric I.

Alaric I

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* 410 – Sack of Rome by Visigoths under Alaric I.

Rome

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Many Romans were either taken captive and sold into slavery or later fled the devastated city.

Mongol invasion of Europe

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* 1237–1293 – Mongol invasion of Europe: Many thousands in eastern Europe are displaced or flee before each of several Mongol expeditions.

Europe

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* 1237–1293 – Mongol invasion of Europe: Many thousands in eastern Europe are displaced or flee before each of several Mongol expeditions.

Black Death

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* 1351 – Peak of the Black Death, which led to mass evacuations in numerous cities, ports, and villages in Asia, Europe, and Egypt.

Consequences of the Black Death

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* 1351 – Peak of the Black Death, which led to mass evacuations in numerous cities, ports, and villages in Asia, Europe, and Egypt.

Egypt

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* 1351 – Peak of the Black Death, which led to mass evacuations in numerous cities, ports, and villages in Asia, Europe, and Egypt.

Battle of the Alamo

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* 1836 – The Fall of the Alamo results in a mass evacuation of American, Mexican, Tejano, and Texian persons in what is known as the Runaway Scrape.