Why don't people care about the Russian holocaust?

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    In the Russian Revolution, 40million people (or 100million, depending on the source you believe) were slaughtered. Why does the media and government place more importance on the deaths of millions of one particular people from WWII?
    If we're going to make comparisons, many times as many Christians were killed in the communist uprising, for example. So why does no one care?
    Who's building monuments to their memory?
    Who's paying reparations to their families?

    That's been a question in my mind since I learned about it in History class.
     
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    The claims of the body count are well, quite off.

    Apart from that:
    1. Russia did not loose.
    And, more importantly, the Red won their revolutionary war, inspite of everyone and his mother intervening on behalf of the whites (Royalists). The whites werent any nicer than the reds anyway.
    Sadly, on this world, the winner can get away with nearly everything, provided he wins.


    Do you wonder why noone cares a lot about the American genocide on the native Indians either?
    The Greek genocide on the persians?
    The Mongolian Genocide on well, just about anybody?
    The Russian/Muscovitan Genocide on the Crimea Tatars?
    The Frankish genocide on the Saxons? Heck, Charlemange is usually considered a hero.
     
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    Stalin killed perhaps 40 million, but that was over 20+ years.

    There was no such total during the civil war.

    Nobody talks about what stalin did because most people don't understand what his USSR was actually like.
     
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    History is written by the victors.
     
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    I read a general history book on Russia from Nicholas II to Putin's election a couple of years ago.

    I don't think I want to know what it was actually like.
     
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    Read Gulag archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn to get a good idea of Stalinist Russia.
     
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    Oooo ... interesting cover ...

    I think I might check it out.

    [​IMG]
     
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    It's very simple to answer.

    One ethnic/political/religious group in America controls the media.

    So their preceived genocide/holocaust takes center stage in our society.
     
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    *yawn*
     
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    or why don't we care about:

    The religion based genocide of the Moravian brotherhood?
    The Massachusetts Puritan's gencide of the Penobscot indians (who were ironically becoming Moravians!)
    The genocide of the Armenians?

    We don't care because we do not feel personally involved and few of know anyone who DOES feel personally involved with it.

    Genocide and mass slaughter (based on some bullshit excuse or the other) are fairly common throughout history, folks.

    People like Stalin, Mao, Hitler and Pol Pot aren't unique, they're just better known monsters because they're slightly more contemporay
     
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