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  • Adolf Hitler

    16 18.39%
  • Andrew Jackson

    0 0%
  • Hernan Cortes

    1 1.15%
  • Josef Stalin

    33 37.93%
  • Mao Zedong

    24 27.59%
  • Genghis Khan

    8 9.20%
  • Nero

    2 2.30%
  • Emperor Hirohito

    0 0%
  • Tamerlane

    3 3.45%
  • Maximilien Robespierre

    0 0%
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    Worst Genocidal Mass-Murderer In History

    Hey all,

    I'm just starting out this Poll business, and it looks like some fun. So, I've decided to make a Poll, er, polling who DP thinks is the word mass-murderer in history (no, not like Sweeney Todd -- I'm talking Genghis Khan, etc.).

    If I can get this polling mechanism to work correctly, there ought to be ten options...

    Please post who you voted for and why, if at all possible.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Worst Genocidal Mass-Murderer In History

    I don't know if it's the worst but the Holocost is definitely up there I'd think. 6 million plus Jews killed and another 7 million people (gays, Russians, Poles and others).
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    Re: Worst Genocidal Mass-Murderer In History

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    I don't know if it's the worst but the Holocost is definitely up there I'd think. 6 million plus Jews killed and another 7 million people (gays, Russians, Poles and others).
    Oh, yes, the Holocaust is often held up as the defining "genocide" of history, and, in many ways, it is -- an unprecendented, systematic execution of entire races of people. But genocides aren't a 20th century invention...

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    Re: Worst Genocidal Mass-Murderer In History

    i'd say Genghis Khan, one of the most common of his tactics was to drive groups of civilians in front of his troops to take the arrows, and used them as the first wave through a breach in city walls, so i imagine that would have killed a fair few.
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    Re: Worst Genocidal Mass-Murderer In History

    Stalin or Hitler.

    Mao killed a lot of people with bad policies. He didn't set out trying to exterminate people.

    Several others on your list can be attributed to outcomes of war.

    Cortez? Is mass death by unintentional bacterial warfare genocide? I don't know.
    I like your inclusion of Robespierre, but the French Revolution didn't kill that many people and got well out of hand from the people who started it.
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    Re: Worst Genocidal Mass-Murderer In History

    I voted Stalin, although Hitler was responsible for an enormous quantity of deaths, Stalin murdered many Millions more.

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    Re: Worst Genocidal Mass-Murderer In History

    There is definately a who's whos list there. Should have been an "other" there, though. Chiang Kaishek, while not the top, DOES belong higher than some of them.

    I put Mao, though great arguments could be made for Hitler, Stalin and Pol.

    If anyone puts Emperor Hirohito, that would be out of gross ignorance.
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    Re: Worst Genocidal Mass-Murderer In History

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Stalin or Hitler.

    Mao killed a lot of people with bad policies. He didn't set out trying to exterminate people.
    Millions were killed intentionally as well.

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    Re: Worst Genocidal Mass-Murderer In History

    You should have put the Christian church on there... they killed far more people including genocidal campaigns against non believers.
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    Re: Worst Genocidal Mass-Murderer In History

    Pol Pot should definitely be up there.

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