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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 5 years ago

Isn't it true that communist countries where atheism is the "official" belief have pretty high rates of human rights violation ?

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago
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    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

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    • Lv 7
      5 years agoReport

      we cant blame Mr Nixon for wars..We were trying to help them but it went on too long..

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  • 5 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?

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  • 5 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?

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  • Evan
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    https://freedomhouse.org/report/special-reports/wo...

    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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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Any country that has a state religion is violating human rights in my book. Sure, there are exceptions, but the rule stands.

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  • Archer
    Lv 7
    5 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.

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  • Mack
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Yes, just like in the US believers are more likely resist equality than atheists.

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  • Anonymous
    5 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.

    • Mercuri
      Lv 7
      5 years agoReport

      Luckily The Onion comes through with good advice for being black in public! http://www.theonion.com/graphic/tips-for-being-an-unarmed-black-teen-36697

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  • Kira
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Yes, but that has to do with communism not atheism.

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  • Cord
    Lv 6
    5 years ago

    Nope.

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