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Unformatted text preview: HOW MANY PEOPLE HOW MANY PEOPLE DID COMMUNIST REGIMES MURDER?
By: R.J. Rummel Communism: Communism: A theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common Goal: Abolish capitalism and establish a society in which all goods will be socially owned and economic activities socially planned and controlled
- Encyclopedia Americana Communism: Background Communism: Background
Rapid industrialization Socialist blamed capitalism for the wider division of rich and poor classes Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels DEMOCIDE: DEMOCIDE:
“premeditated killing of a person in cold blood, or causing the death of a person through reckless and wanton disregard for their life” Genocide + Mass Murder Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels Influential advocates for Communism Communism:
A stage is society where class difference disappeared, people lived harmoniously & government role was unnecessary After 1917, Vladimir Lenin & Bolsherick Party seized power in Russia. Successor: Joseph Stalin MarxismLeninist Communist Gov. Total of Democide Communist Gov. Total of Democide Communist Megamurderers Communist Megamurderers
VS MAJOR SOURCES OF DEATH MAJOR SOURCES OF DEATH 300,000,000 ...
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