Statistics on Communist Slaughter
See also Was Marx a Satanist?
Trapped in Hitler's Hell, Day of No Return
When Iron Gates Yield and Persecution
The statistics below fail to include all who died attempting to preserve freedom as Stalin and Hitler expanded their empires. The numbers differ -- reflecting the emphasis on the particular reporter. Some count only cold-blooded killing. Other include deaths through planned famine and warfare as well as through heartless torture, imprisonment, mass slaughter and executions.
The heights of evil: "Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin gave us the word 'totalitarian'. No regimes, ever, had encompassed with such totality the peoples under their sway.... None had both the technology and the readiness to kill on so huge a scale. They murdered by the million, terrorised by the hundred million—and, Hitler for 12 years, Stalin for 29, until his death, they got away with it.... Hitler’s massacre of European Jews was an act of genocide without millennial equal. It is a cruel irony that Germany’s own half-million, attacked from 1933 on, had more chance of flight in 1933-39 than the millions in Nazi-occupied countries.... Slavs, Gypsies and what the Nazis saw as other sub-species also were killed in millions."
These statistics fail to include all who died attempting to preserve freedom as Stalin and Hitler expanded their empires. The numbers differ -- reflecting the emphasis on the particular reporter. Some count only cold-blooded killing. Other include deaths through planned famine and warfare as well as through heartless torture, imprisonment, mass slaughter and executions.
Inquisitions, Heresy & Occult Socialism: "The modern socialist Inquisitions also consist of four major examples:
• 65 million slaughtered under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics;
• 49 million under the Peoples Republic of China;
• 21 million under the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSGWP);
• 4 million under the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia."
Who was the Bloodiest Tyrant of the 20th Century? If we want to use the estimates of other scholars, we can pin up to 50 million murders on Stalin, enough to push him to the top of the list regardless of definition. Or we can whittle him down to 10 million murders if we use the low end of the margin of error, and scrounge several more tens of millions for Mao, or away from him.
Socialism's willing executioners: Why Socialists Commit Atrocities by Rex Curry: "Together, the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the People’s Republic of China, and the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (the “socialist trio”) committed the worst atrocities of all time: 60 million slaughtered under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 50 million under the People's Republic of China; 20 million under the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. ...
According to R. J. Rummel's article in the Encyclopedia of Genocide (1999) the top three most murderous regimes are: (1) the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 62 million deaths, 1917-'87; (2) People's Republic of China, 35 million, 1949-'87; (3) Germany under the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, 21 million, 1933-'45....
Five months before the invasion of Poland, socialists in Italy had invaded little Albania. Even before then, in 1936, Japan invaded China. After WWII, China expanded the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was part).... Concentration camps like Buchenwald and Auschwitz under the National Socialist German Workers’ Party are notorious. But who recalls murderously prolific death camps like Kolyma, Vorkuta and Magadan in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics?"
The Age of Totalitarianism: Stalin and Hitler: "By 1938 at least one million people were in prison, some 8.5 million had been arrested and sent to the GULAG and nearly 800,000 had been executed. In fact, before the KGB was dissolved in 1991, it was revealed that 47 million Soviet citizens had died as a result of forced collectivization and the purges. That figure, of course, represents the recorded tally. How many more people died without being recorded is a matter of conjecture...."