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
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
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:
- EPLv 79 years agoFavorite 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.
- Cian KaneLv 69 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.
- Anonymous9 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.
- affinity292Lv 79 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 FLv 79 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.
- 9 years ago
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.
- Anonymous9 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...
- RADALv 69 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..
YOU = TROLL
- ChuckLv 79 years ago
1. Your numbers are fabricated
2. Nothing on your list is directly or indirectly related to capitalism.
- Anonymous9 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.