Isn't it true that communist countries where atheism is the "official" belief have pretty high rates of human rights violation ?
- Anonymous5 years agoFavorite Answer
The Godless communist regimes of the 20th century have had the worst record of human rights violation and murder of civilians
Mao Ze-Dong (China 1958-61, Tibet 1949-50) 49-78,000,000
Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1932-39) the purges+ Ukraine's famine 23,000,000
Leopold II of Belgium (Congo, 1886 -1908) 8,000,000
Hideki Tojo (Japan, 1941-44) civilians in WWII 5,000,000
Ismail Enver (Turkey1915-20) 2,500,000
Pol Pot (Cambodia, 1975-78) 1,700,000
Kim II Sung (North Korea, 1948-94) purges and concentration camps 1.6 million
Menghistu (Ethiopia, 1975-78) 1,500,000
Yakubu Gowon ( Biafra 1967-1970) 1,000,000
Leonid Brezhnez (Afghanistan, 1979-82) 900,000
Jean Kambanda (Rwanda, 1994) 800,000
Suharto (East Timor, West Papua, Communists, 1966-98) 800,000
Tito ( Yugoslavia 1945-87) 570,000
Fumimaro Konoe (Japan1937-39 Chinese civilians) 500,000?
Jonas Savimbi ( Angola,1975-2002) 400,000
Mullah Omar ( Afghanistan 1986-2001) 400,000
Idi Amin (Uganda1969-79) 300,000
Yahya Khan (Pakistan 1970-71) Bangladesh 300,000
Benito Mussolini (1934-45) 300,000
Mobutu Sese Seko (Zaire 1965-97) ??
Charles Taylor (Liberia1989-96) 220,000
Foday Sankoh (Sierra Leone 1991-2000) 200,000
Michel Micombero ( Burundi 1972) 150,000
Slobodan Milosevic (Yougoslavia 1992-99) 100,000
Hassan Turabi (Sudan1989-99) 100,000
Richard Nixon ( Vietnam 1969-74) 70,000
Efrain Rois Montt (Guatemala 1982-83) 70,000
Papa Doc Duvalier (Haiti 1957-71) 60,000
Hissene Habre (Chad 1982-90) 40,000
Chiang Kai-shak (Taiwan 1947) 30,000
Vadimir Iich Lenin (USSR 1917-20) 30,000
Francisco Franco (spain ) 30,000
Fidel Castro (Cuba 959-99) 30,000
Lyndon Johnson ( Vietnam 1963-68) 30,000
Hafez Al-Assad (Syria1980-2000 25,000
Khomeini (Iran 1979-89) 20,000
Augusto Pinochet (Chile 1973) 3,000
At Zarquwi (Iran 2004-06) 2,000
- choko_canyonLv 75 years ago
A few things:
1. Communist countries, regardless of their position on religion, have pretty high rates of human rights violations.
2. Countries ruled by religious authorities have even HIGHER rates of human rights violations. Example: Iran.
3. Regardless of which type of country has more human rights violations, religious or non-religious, so what? What is proven or established by that information?
- Maurog IVLv 75 years ago
Is this a bit like every dictatorship has lack of belief in fairies as the "official" belief?
Wake up, communism is just like a religion. When communism puts down other religions it's no different from a state religion putting down other religions. Nothing to do with atheism or lack of belief in fairies.
Did you know that state communism in Russia was opposed to Slavic folk tales like Baba Yaga? Considered them superstition and all, tried to root them out. Is your conclusion that belief in Baba Yaga helps prevent human rights violations?
- EvanLv 75 years ago
Here's a list of the worst human rights violators, compiled by Freedom House. Of the 19 countries listed, two of them were communist. All of the others are widely regarded as being strongly religious nations.
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- Anonymous5 years ago
Any country that has a state religion is violating human rights in my book. Sure, there are exceptions, but the rule stands.
- ArcherLv 75 years ago
Why is it that the ignorant attempt to associate a political agenda with the disbelief in their gods? The fact that communism did not stop people from believing any more than removing obligated prayer from school did seems to have slipped by their limited ability to see truth.
- MackLv 75 years ago
Yes, just like in the US believers are more likely resist equality than atheists.
- Anonymous5 years ago
As opposed to the very Christian America, wherein people are routinely shot or beaten to death by police for the horrendous crime of being black in public.
- KiraLv 75 years ago
Yes, but that has to do with communism not atheism.
- CordLv 65 years ago