R.J. Rummel

Power kills, absolute Power kills absolutely.
Putting the human cost of war and democide together, Power has killed over 203,000,000 people in this century.
The way to end war and virtually eliminate democide appears to be through restricting and checking Power. This means to foster democratic freedom.
Democide: The murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide (among other things, the killing of people by a government because of their indelible group membership: race, ethnicity, religion, language), politicide (the murder of any person or people by a government because of their politics or for political purposes), and mass murder (the indiscriminate killing of any person or people by a government).

128,168,000 victims: the deka-megamurderers

  • 61,911,000 murdered: the Soviet Gulag (ГУЛаг) State
  • 35,236,000 murdered: the Communist Chinese Ant Hill
  • 20,946,000 murdered: the Nazi Genocide State
  • 10,214,000 murdered: the Depraved Nationalist Regime

19,178,000 victims: the lesser mega-murderers

  • 5,964,000 murdered: Japan’s Savage Military
  • 2,035,000 murdered: the Khmer Rouge Hell State
  • 1,883,000 murdered: Turkey’s Genocidal Purges
  • 1,670,000 murdered: the Vietnamese War State
  • 1,585,000 murdered: Poland’s Ethnic Cleansing
  • 1,503,000 murdered: the Pakistani Cutthroat State
  • 1,072,000 murdered: Tito’s Slaughterhouse

4,145,000 victims: suspected megamurderers

  • 1,663,000 murdered? Orwellian North Korea
  • 1,417,000 murdered? Barbarous Mexico
  • 1,066,000 murdered? Feudal Russia

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