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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Why Do Conservatives Always Say That Communism Killed 100 Million People When Capitalism Killed 13 Times That?

Did they not learn history?

Post-Soviet Capitalism 15,000,000

Somali Child Famine Deaths 29,000

NATO Intervention in Libya 15,000

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

Hurricane Katrina 1,836

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

Khmer Rouge 2,035,000

South African Apartheid 3,500,000

Nazi Holocaust 12,000,000

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 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

Ciggarette Related Deaths Worldwide (1960 - 2011) 306,000,000

Total Killed by Capitalism:


26 Answers

  • EP
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    How in the world did you come up with this? Without Capitalism no children would starve? You assume a lot my friend. If you think without capitalism the world would live in peace and everyone would share equally you are delusional.

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  • 9 years ago

    well,capitalism has had alot more time to kill people if ya know what i mean,communism hasnt been around as long. plus capitalism is spread over more countries than communism ever was. some of the things u've put in there are a little dubious also,cigarette deaths? come on now :). anyway its been said so many times before communism is a brilliant idea in principle but it innevitably fails in practice.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Your facts are bogus, your statics either incorrect, exaggerated, or phony, and your conclusion what would be expected for a Communist apologist. The BIG difference between the people that the Communists killed in the twentieth-century and those you claim were killed by capitalism is that the people the Communists killed were REAL, not the figment of some liberals wild imagination.

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  • 9 years ago

    OMG...wait a minute. Afaik, those are just made up numbers, cut and pasted throughout the internet on left wing blogs.

    1. No verifiable data makes the data suspect.

    And I'll pick on the one I know something about. alleging over 800,000 palestinian deaths on Israel?

    Israel has only been around since 1948. That alleges an average of over 13,000 deaths a year.

    Even left wing anti-Israel blogs allege about 6000 deaths in total over the last decade. That is a shortfall of about 124,000 deaths for just the last 10 years.

    other estimates are about 8000 palestinians dying since 1987, which is an even larger shortfall.

    2. No verifiable logic for blaming the deaths on capitalism.

    For example, blaming world war one and world war two on capitalism? That's pretty insane.

    blaming the nazis on capitalism? (And might I add "double counting" world war 2 figures AND nazi death figures?

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  • Mark F
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Oh how many times have I seen this nonsene cut and pasted without anyone who posts it bothering to consider that almost nothing on this list has anything to do with capitalism.

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  • Just one correction it's Communist(s) that did the killing. Capitalist(s) didn't kill anyone on purpose, people get killed for many reason, when they do you just can't blame it on capitalism in general.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Class diversionary stats. Plus the communism they are looking at was under dictatores and not the people. They have totally perverted the help thy neighbour ideas and made it a very ignorant and dirty word.

    We have NEVER seen marism work ever...

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  • RADA
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Do you have proof or a single fact, other than your myopic ideology to support your claim?

    Example how many children died of hunger in the Communist USSR?, or N. Korea, or China.

    Your post is more of tirade than facts..


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  • Chuck
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    1. Your numbers are fabricated

    2. Nothing on your list is directly or indirectly related to capitalism.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    this list is retarded for the most part. Iraq sanctions did not killed more than 1,000.000 people. Get your facts straight.

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