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    Many people have died of/from war, acts of terrorism and natural disasters.

    Many people have died of/from war, acts of terrorism and natural disasters.

    Which is the correct preposition?

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    Re: Many people have died of/from war, acts of terrorism and natural disasters.

    I wouldn't use either. You die of natural causes, not of natural disasters.

    My choice of preposition would be in followed by an article. Otherwise perhaps, as a result of.
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    Re: Many people have died of/from war, acts of terrorism and natural disasters.

    I'd use "in" for all three as a first choice, although with "war", I'd probably use "Many people have been killed in wars".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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