Put up Idi Amin
Put up Idi Amin
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Let's bump this back up to the top, and see if anyone has any new opinions...
Lincoln isn't listed, but he killed over 600,000 people out of a population of 31 million. That gives him a per capita rate of 52.4 per 1000 people. He set the stage for future dictators like Stalin and Hitler.
Again, with a few exceptions -- there are a few revolutions here and there (French, Russian, Reformation) that were "illegal" in terms of world standards, but necessary for the evolution of the human race.
As I always like to do I use Historical facts.
Most people are wrong thinking that Stalin was number one when in fact he was second and not very close at that.
Mao is believed to have murdered between 60 & 70 million people depending on the source, making Stalin a piker in comparison killing in the neighborhood of a mere 40 million.
Stalin was a mass murdering bastard, who defaced the name of the Soviet Union and all it stood for. Stalin's true heinous crimes are enough to send him to the lowest circle of hell -- to go crashing through the floor of it, in fact. Why do you need to falsify the facts? Why dishonour the millions that did die due to him by claiming every year or every textbook edition a larger number?
The number of people that Stalin killed, as a direct result of his policies, initiatives, or planned inactions, is somewhere from 9-13 million people. An unfathomable amount. A disgusting amount. Don't ramp it up to 15 million, or to 20, or 30, or 40, as there's no point in doing so -- nobody's sitting around saying "Oh! Well, if it was only TEN million sentient beings, and not 20, then I guess he wasn't such a bad guy after all."
Or, perhaps I've jumped down your throat too soon, and the mistake was accidental -- I see a lot of people confusing the number of Soviet dead in World War II with the number of Soviet dead from Stalin's purges. Two entirely different things, though, sadly, two similarly astronomical numbers.