Mass genocide, last 100 years, incl. Holocaust (on 6 million Jews)

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    I tried editing it, no success. You are right.

    Russia's Communist, ex-student to be Catholic priest - turned atheist - Joseph Stalin killed at least 20,000,000.

    Paul Pot, sometimes described as "the Hitler of Cambodia", killed between 1 and 3 million.
     
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    Why would anyone called Pol Pot the "Hitler of Cambodia"?
     
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    Come back when you finish high school, idiot.
     
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    Oh dear, Bauble - you have got it bad, haven't you?!

    Let me explain:

    Hitler was a right wing fascist.
    Pol Pot was a left wing Communist or Nihilist, promoting a Year Zero return to Khmer roots.

    Hitler desired an industralised, militarised future.
    Pol Pot desired a rural, pre-industralised past.

    Hitler wished to enslave lesser, other peoples.
    Pol Pot wishes to enslave his own people.

    Hitler promoted education and learning.
    Pol Pot dismissed education and learning as being western contaminants.

    Hitler was expansionist.
    Pol Pot's focus was always internal, cutting Cambodia off from the rest of the world.

    Thus, the two have remarkably little on common.
     
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    Bollocks.

    My Polish uncle was in a camp and I've met several Jewish survivors.
    They'd have to be bloody good actors to fake those expressions.

    No, I'm with 'around 6 million dead in Nazi camps' and won't accept any political bullshit that says otherwise.
     
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    Your list missed some obvious and needed people.

    FDR; 418,500 Americans
    JFK; 58,282 KIA 1,664 MIA 65-119 died in captivity Americans
    Truman; 128,650 Americans
    Wilson; 320,518 Americans


    Can anyone tell me what all these men have in common?
     
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    charismatic leaders with large body counts?
     
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    True enough with the body counts, but Pol Pot was more mysterious than charismatic - many Cambodians never saw as much as a picture of him while he was in power.
     
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    Try imagine the body count he had then

    w/o

    The mass appeal hitler had.

    That's another level of leadership skills.
     
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    Perhaps the question of genocide can be parced out to better describe the MOTIVE of the mass killing?

    For example, assume that people start killing people of the same nationality, but of different ethnic values.

    Ethnocide might be the better decriptive term.


    But whatever we call these events, and whatever the motive behind those events, I think we can all agree that these events are MASS KILLINGS on an industrial scale.
     

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