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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Capitalism killed 1.6 billion people? I just got this, what do you think?

Capitalism: Known True Evil

1.6 Billion Murdered

Second Boer War 75,000

Japanese Massacre of Singapore 100,000

Burma-Siam Railroad Construction 116,000

Japanese Germ Warfare in China 200,000

Rebelling Shia Killed by Saddam 300,000

US Bombing of Yugoslavia 300,000

US Bombing Iraq Water Supply '91 500,000

US Civil War 700,000

Iraq-Iran War 1,000,000

US sanctions on Iraq 1,000,000

US Backed Suharto 1,200,000

Irish Potato Famine 1,500,000

Japanese Democides 5,964,000

Famine of 1932-33 7,000,000

Bengal Famine of 1943 10,000,000

Famine in British India 30,000,000

US Intervention in the Congo 5,000,000

Indonesian Anti-Com. Purge 1,000,000

Stateless Capitalist Somalia 1,000,000

Industrial Revolution USA 100,000

1898 US War vs Philippine 3,000,000

Palestinians Killed by Israel 826,626

Guatemala 300,000

Nanking Massacre 300,000

Iraq (Selling Gas to Saddam) 400,000

Iraq (Desert Storm) 500,000

Invasion of the Philippines 650,000

Feudal Russia 1,066,000

Afghanistan 1,200,000

Iraq 1,300,000

South African Apartheid 3,500,000

US Aggression on Latin America 6,000,000

Japanese Imperialism 6,000,000

Vietnam War - including Cambodia & Laos 10,000,000

Korean War 10,000,000

British Occupation of India 20,000,000

Great Depression (America alone) 12,000,000

World War One 16,500,000

World War Two 60,000,000

Native American Genocide 95,000,000

Capitalist Policy in India 1947 - 1990 120,000,000

African Slave Trade 150,000,000

US Backed murder of Tamils 30,000

Spanish-American War 100,000

Spanish Civil War 400,000

Union Carbide Bophal Disaster 15,000

Massacre of Paris Commune 20,000

First Indochina 1946-1954 1,500,000

Belgian Congo Colonization 1,000,000

French Madagascar 80,000

Nigerian Civil War 1,000,000

Rwandan Genocide 1,000,000

US Made Famine Bangladesh 100,000

Children Died fr Hunger '09 5,256,000

Children Killed by Hunger Since 9/11 235,000,000

Children Killed by Hunger during the 1990s 100,000,000

Update:

Ciggarette Related Deaths Worldwide (1960 - 2010) 300,000,000

Total Killed by Capitalism: 1,559,657,267

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  • WallyZ
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    And the Japanese didn't have anything to do with it? They bombed Pearl Harbor.

    North Korea invaded South Korea. In World War II, Hitler was not a capitalist, and he started the war. I could go on but it isn't worth it. You listed all these incidents even though capitalism had nothing to do with it. This was a waste of time. z

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  • 9 years ago

    Liberalism killed 1.6 billion people? I just got this, what do you think?

    Liberalism: Known True Evil

    1.6 Billion Murdered

    Second Boer War 75,000

    Japanese Massacre of Singapore 100,000

    Burma-Siam Railroad Construction 116,000

    Japanese Germ Warfare in China 200,000

    Rebelling Shia Killed by Saddam 300,000

    US Bombing of Yugoslavia 300,000

    US Bombing Iraq Water Supply '91 500,000

    US Civil War 700,000

    Iraq-Iran War 1,000,000

    US sanctions on Iraq 1,000,000

    US Backed Suharto 1,200,000

    Irish Potato Famine 1,500,000

    Japanese Democides 5,964,000

    Famine of 1932-33 7,000,000

    Bengal Famine of 1943 10,000,000

    Famine in British India 30,000,000

    US Intervention in the Congo 5,000,000

    Indonesian Anti-Com. Purge 1,000,000

    Stateless Capitalist Somalia 1,000,000

    Industrial Revolution USA 100,000

    1898 US War vs Philippine 3,000,000

    Palestinians Killed by Israel 826,626

    Guatemala 300,000

    Nanking Massacre 300,000

    Iraq (Selling Gas to Saddam) 400,000

    Iraq (Desert Storm) 500,000

    Invasion of the Philippines 650,000

    Feudal Russia 1,066,000

    Afghanistan 1,200,000

    Iraq 1,300,000

    South African Apartheid 3,500,000

    US Aggression on Latin America 6,000,000

    Japanese Imperialism 6,000,000

    Vietnam War - including Cambodia & Laos 10,000,000

    Korean War 10,000,000

    British Occupation of India 20,000,000

    Great Depression (America alone) 12,000,000

    World War One 16,500,000

    World War Two 60,000,000

    Native American Genocide 95,000,000

    Capitalist Policy in India 1947 - 1990 120,000,000

    African Slave Trade 150,000,000

    US Backed murder of Tamils 30,000

    Spanish-American War 100,000

    Spanish Civil War 400,000

    Union Carbide Bophal Disaster 15,000

    Massacre of Paris Commune 20,000

    First Indochina 1946-1954 1,500,000

    Belgian Congo Colonization 1,000,000

    French Madagascar 80,000

    Nigerian Civil War 1,000,000

    Rwandan Genocide 1,000,000

    US Made Famine Bangladesh 100,000

    Children Died fr Hunger '09 5,256,000

    Children Killed by Hunger Since 9/11 235,000,000

    Children Killed by Hunger during the 1990s 100,000,000

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Capitalism did not cause: WW1 or WW2, Japanese Imperialism, South African Apartheid, Feudal Russia, The Nanking Massacre (which falls under Japanese Imperialism and, thus, was counted twice), Invasion of the Philippines (more Japan), 1898 US war in Philippines (that was actually imperialism),Rwandan genocide, Nigerian Civil war, African Slave Trade (we weren't even a nation then, and Europe wasn't capitalist, they were monarchist), famine in British India (again, not capitalist, England was closer to socialist back then), pretty much all those famines you listed were not caused by capitalism. Every child that has starved in the world since 9/11 wasn't because of capitalism, either, tobacco usage isn't capitalist,either (it is merely a poor choice).....

    ...essentially, your numbers are crap. Every death since 1929 (back to the 1500s if you're dumb enough to include the African Slave Trade) cannot be attributed to capitalism.

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  • Random.org selects samples from your list:

    > Suharto was a central-planner, not a capitalist. Strike one.

    > The US Civil War was not fought to impose capitalism. Strike two.

    > Sanctions are by definition NOT capitalist. You lose.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Looks like you went to a lot of work for this nonsense.

    I would bet that if you go to Wikipedia on all these events, you will not see Capitalism even mentioned.

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  • 9 years ago

    That is beyond laughable!!

    Ask ANY prominent economist or historian, even left leaning ones, and they will prove to you how many lives capitalism has saved in its history.

    We wouldn't have the amount of food production, transportation, the communication capabilities, the medical technology and pharmaceuticals, computers, and so on without capitalism.

    You think governments created or discovered all the things we take for granted? Hell no they didn't!

    Capitalism has raised the standard of living and the life expectancy beyond anything in human history.

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  • 9 years ago

    So you're saying that it's Capitalism's fault for the deaths of people who were killed by people trying to kill Capitalism. Brilliant!!!!

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  • 9 years ago

    Nothing. Ship happens. Peace

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  • Jeff
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Troll

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Calculating the number of victims Researchers before the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union attempting to count the number of people killed under Stalin's regime produced estimates ranging from 3 to 60 million.[88] After the Soviet Union dissolved, evidence from the Soviet archives also became available, containing official records of the execution of approximately 800,000 prisoners under Stalin for either political or criminal offenses, around 1.7 million deaths in the Gulags and some 390,000 deaths during kulak forced resettlement – for a total of about 3 million officially recorded victims in these categories.[89]

    The official Soviet archival records do not contain comprehensive figures for some categories of victims, such as the those of ethnic deportations or of German population transfers in the aftermath of World War II.[90] Eric D. Weitz wrote, "By 1948, according to Nicolas Werth, the mortality rate of the 600,000 people deported from the Caucasus between 1943 and 1944 had reached 25%."[91][92] Other notable exclusions from NKVD data on repression deaths include the Katyn massacre, other killings in the newly occupied areas, and the mass shootings of Red Army personnel (deserters and so-called deserters) in 1941. The Soviets executed 158,000 soldiers for desertion during the war,[93] and the "blocking detachments" of the NKVD shot thousands more.[94] Also, the official statistics on Gulag mortality exclude deaths of prisoners taking place shortly after their release but which resulted from the harsh treatment in the camps.[95] Some historians also believe the official archival figures of the categories that were recorded by Soviet authorities to be unreliable and incomplete.[96][page needed][97] In addition to failures regarding comprehensive recordings, as one additional example, Robert Gellately and Simon Sebag-Montefiore argue the many suspects beaten and tortured to death while in "investigative custody" were likely not to have been counted amongst the executed.[22][98]

    Historians working after the Soviet Union's dissolution have estimated victim totals ranging from approximately 4 million to nearly 10 million, not including those who died in famines.[99] Russian writer Vadim Erlikman, for example, makes the following estimates: executions, 1.5 million; gulags, 5 million; deportations, 1.7 million out of 7.5 million deported; and POWs and German civilians, 1 million – a total of about 9 million victims of repression.[100]

    Some have also included deaths of 6 to 8 million people in the 1932–1933 famine as victims of Stalin's repression. This categorization is controversial however, as historians differ as to whether the famine was a deliberate part of the campaign of repression against kulaks and others,[50][101][102][103][104] or simply an unintended consequence of the struggle over forced collectivization.[66][105][106]

    Accordingly, if famine victims are included, a minimum of around 10 million deaths—6 million from famine and 4 million from other causes—are attributable to the regime,[107] with a number of recent historians suggesting a likely total of around 20 million, citing much higher victim totals from executions, gulags, deportations and other causes.[108] Adding 6–8 million famine victims to Erlikman's estimates above, for example, would yield a total of between 15 and 17 million victims. Researcher Robert Conquest, meanwhile, has revised his original estimate of up to 30 million victims down to 20 million.[109] In his most recent edition of The Great Terror (2007), Conquest states that while exact numbers may never be known with complete certainty, the various terror campaigns launched by the Soviet government claimed no fewer than 15 million lives.[110] Others maintain that their earlier higher victim total estimates are correct

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