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    Default The most brutal atrocities of the 20th century

    The 30 or so worst bloodlettings of the Twentieth Century



    Rank Death Toll Event
    1 55,000,000 Second World War (Some overlap w/Stalin. Includes Sino-Japanese War and Holocaust. Doesn't incl. post-war German expulsions) 1937/39-1945
    2 40,000,000 China: Mao Zedong's regime. (incl. famine) 1949-76
    3 20,000,000 USSR: Stalin's regime (incl. WW2-era atrocities) 1924-53
    4 15,000,000 First World War (incl. Armenian massacres) 1914-18
    5 8,800,000 Russian Civil War 1918-21
    6 4,000,000 China: Warlord & Nationalist Era 1917-37
    7 3,000,000 Congo Free State [n.1] (1900)-08
    8 2,800,000 Korean War 1950-53
    8 2,800,000 2nd Indochina War (incl. Laos & Cambodia) 1960-75
    10 2,500,000 Chinese Civil War 1945-49
    11 2,100,000 German Expulsions after WW2 1945-47
    12 1,900,000 Second Sudanese Civil War 1983-(99)
    13 1,700,000 Congolese Civil War [n.1] 1998-(99)
    14 1,650,000 Cambodia: Khmer Rouge Regime 1975-79
    15 1,500,000 Afghanistan: Soviet War 1980-89
    16 1,400,000 Ethiopian Civil Wars 1962-92
    17 1,250,000 East Pakistan: Massacres 1971
    18 1,000,000 Mexican Revolution 1910-20
    18 1,000,000 Iran-Iraq War 1980-88
    18 1,000,000 Nigeria: Biafran revolt 1967-70
    21 917,000 Rwandan Massacres 1994
    21 800,000 Mozambique: Civil War 1976-92
    23 675,000 French-Algerian War 1954-62
    24 600,000 First Indochina War 1945-54
    24 600,000 Angolan Civil War 1975-94
    26 500,000 Decline of the Amazonian Indians (1900-99)
    26 500,000 India-Pakistan Partition 1947
    26 500,000 First Sudanese Civil War 1955-72
    29 450,000 Indonesia: Massacre of Communists 1965-66
    30 365,000 Spanish Civil War 1936-39
    ? >350,000 Somalia: Chaos 1991-(99)
    ? >400,000 North Korea: Communist Regime 1948-(99)

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    But the most brutal genocide were
    1- The Nazis in WWII over 6 Millions Jews
    2- The Ottoman in 1915 over 1.5 Millions Armenians

    Those slaughterers were real animals hidden in human body

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
    But the most brutal genocide were
    1- The Nazis in WWII over 6 Millions Jews
    2- The Ottoman in 1915 over 1.5 Millions Armenians

    Those slaughterers were real animals hidden in human body
    Man there's a civil war going on in the Congo for the past several years over 5 million people dead you don't even hear about it pfft.

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    I know I am not color blind but this chart indicates in thousands (k) fatalities and if I see this correct in 2013 no casualties but in 2014 over 160,000 ....any help here....160,000 in 2014 is got to be wrong.
    Who would claim to be that, who was not.

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    I think its clear that the most destructive political force of the 21st century was international socialism, as well as the varying strains of fascism which mutated from the parent meme pool of leftist ideology (I would also include the Christian church in this category, at least to the extent they allied themselves with fascism and national socialism).

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    nothing wrong with Fascism when correctly applied.

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    I agree with Al-Razi: Socialism (as well as leftism) in all of its forms is the plague of our time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Semitic Duwa View Post
    I agree with Al-Razi: Socialism (as well as leftism) in all of its forms is the plague of our time.
    Not necessarily -- authoritarian application of socialism is. Would you consider social democratic Nordic states to be a plague, for example?

    Venture capitalism (especially when left unchecked) is as much of a plague as authoritarian socialism (aka communism)
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    Quote Originally Posted by janoubi View Post
    Not necessarily -- authoritarian application of socialism is. Would you consider social democratic Nordic states to be a plague, for example?

    Venture capitalism (especially when left unchecked) is as much of a plague as authoritarian socialism (aka communism)
    "Social democracy" is an oxymoron as well as a euphemism for soft dictatorship, if you have any doubts about that have a look at Sweden, it's a dictatorship now, they've made it official back there by calling off the 2015 elections and arranging for the Social Democrats to stay in power until 2022 at the very least. Free speech has been totally obliterated in Sweden, you can go to jail for holding the wrong opinions. The myth about social democracy working in Scandinavia is just that: A myth.

    Case in point: Socialism, in all of its forms, is authoritarian, even while masquerading as a democratic ideology ("social democracy" AKA one-party democracy).

    But that's above the point really, you don't even need to go to Scandinavia to realise that "Social democracy" is a bad joke... It didn't work in "Palestine" (Fata7), it didn't work in India (INC) and it didn't work in South Africa (ANC) so why on earth do you expect it to work in Scandinavia?
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