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The '''death toll within totalitarian Communist states''' such as the [[Soviet Union]], [[People's Republic of China]] and [[Cambodia]], resulting from the implementation of [[communist]] land reforms, political [[violence]] and repression, has been quite high.
 
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The '''death toll within totalitarian Communist states''' such as the [[Soviet Union]], [[People's Republic of China]] and [[Cambodia]], resulting from the implementation of communist land reforms, political violence and repression, has been quite high.
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== Soviet Union ==
 
== Soviet Union ==
 
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'''[[Stalin]] (1924-1953):''' The number of [[Soviet]] [[citizen]]s killed by the Stalin regime will never be known with accuracy. Believable counts indicate that between 8.5 million and 50 million people died of [[starvation]], politically-motivated [[murder]] and in forced [[labor camp]]s. The most reliable estimate today is somewhere around 20 million. See also [[Communist Party of the Soviet Union]]
'''Stalin (1924-1953):''' The number of Soviet citizens killed by the Stalin regime will never be known with accuracy. Believable counts indicate that between 8.5 million and 50 million people died of starvation, politically-motivated murder and in forced labor camps. The most reliable estimate today is somewhere around 20 million.
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== China ==
 
== China ==
 
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'''[[Mao]] (1949-1975):''' About 50 million people died in [[Communist China]] as a result of ill-planned land reforms, implementation of communist agriculture policies, repression of minorities and political violence under [[Mao Zedong]]. See also [[Communist Party of China]]
'''Mao (1949-1975):''' About 50 million people died in China as a result of ill-planned land reforms, implementation of communist agriculture policies, repression of minorities and political violence under Mao Zedong.  
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: Early Political Purges and Land Reform: 2 million
 
: Early Political Purges and Land Reform: 2 million
: "Great Leap Forward": 31-33 million
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: "[[Great Leap Forward]]": 31-33 million
: "Cultural Revolution": 1 million (some estimates go up to 20 million)
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: "[[Cultural Revolution]]": 1 million (some estimates go up to 20 million)
: Ethnic Minorities, including the occupation of Tibet: 750,000-900,000
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: Ethnic Minorities, including the occupation of [[Tibet]]: 750,000-900,000
 
: Forced Labor Camps: 20 million
 
: Forced Labor Camps: 20 million
  
 
== Cambodia ==
 
== Cambodia ==
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Fair estimates say that about 1.6 million people were killed during the short but incredibly brutal reign of [[Cambodia]]n communist [[Pol Pot]], between 1975 and 1978. Out of a beginning population of 8 million, this means that about 20% of all Cambodians died from political violence, mass [[execution]]s ([[genocide]]) and state-endorsed starvation during Pol Pot's rule.  See [[The Killing Fields]]
  
Fair estimates say that about 1.6 million people were killed during the short but incredibly brutal reign of Cambodian communist Pol Pot, between 1975 and 1978. Out of a beginning population of 8 million, this means that about 20% of all Cambodians died from political violence, mass executions and state-endorsed starvation during Pol Pot's rule.
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==External links==
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*[http://necrometrics.com/warstats.htm Source List and Detailed Death Tolls for the Man-made Megadeaths of the Twentieth Century]
  
==External Links==
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==See also==
[http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/warstats.htm Source List and Detailed Death Tolls for the Man-made Megadeaths of the Twentieth Century]
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* [[Communism]]
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* [[Police state]]
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* [[Communist Party of the United States of America]]
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* [[List of Communist States]]
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* [[List of Socialist States]]
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* [[Cold War]]
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* [[Iron Curtain]]
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* [[Socialism]]-[[Marxism]]
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* [[Korean Airlines Flight 007]] for the connection of the shootdown by the Soviets of KAL 007, with 269 people aboard, on Sept. 1, 1983 with the heightened U.S./Soviet confrontations of 1983-4.
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* [[The Soviet/ U.S naval confrontation]] over KAL 007
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* [[KAL 007 and the Soviet Top Secret Memos]]
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* [[Liberalism]]: [[Similarities between Communism, Nazism and liberalism]]
  
==See Also==
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==References==
*[[The Killing Fields]]
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[[Category:Liberalism]]
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[[Category:Gun Control]]
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[[Category:Statistics]]

Latest revision as of 10:10, 26 June 2017

The death toll within totalitarian Communist states such as the Soviet Union, People's Republic of China and Cambodia, resulting from the implementation of communist land reforms, political violence and repression, has been quite high.

Soviet Union

Stalin (1924-1953): The number of Soviet citizens killed by the Stalin regime will never be known with accuracy. Believable counts indicate that between 8.5 million and 50 million people died of starvation, politically-motivated murder and in forced labor camps. The most reliable estimate today is somewhere around 20 million. See also Communist Party of the Soviet Union

China

Mao (1949-1975): About 50 million people died in Communist China as a result of ill-planned land reforms, implementation of communist agriculture policies, repression of minorities and political violence under Mao Zedong. See also Communist Party of China

Early Political Purges and Land Reform: 2 million
"Great Leap Forward": 31-33 million
"Cultural Revolution": 1 million (some estimates go up to 20 million)
Ethnic Minorities, including the occupation of Tibet: 750,000-900,000
Forced Labor Camps: 20 million

Cambodia

Fair estimates say that about 1.6 million people were killed during the short but incredibly brutal reign of Cambodian communist Pol Pot, between 1975 and 1978. Out of a beginning population of 8 million, this means that about 20% of all Cambodians died from political violence, mass executions (genocide) and state-endorsed starvation during Pol Pot's rule. See The Killing Fields

External links

See also

References