Collectivism's 20th Century Murder Toll

The Foul and Cankerous Blight of Collectivism
Quite arguably, no greater scourge upon humanity reigned during the 20th century than the primitive superstitions of the inapt misnomer of "socialism". With its attacks upon private property, Christian religion, and the family, socialism's barbarous march of mayhem and murder wreaked unfathomable havoc upon 20th century civilization.

An estimated tally for the reign of collectivist destruction has been published by R. J. Rummel of the University of Hawaii and is included within the table below for easier access. The source of the figures in Table 1 is the website here.

Table 1: The 20th Century Collectivist Death Toll

Collectivist Regime Religion Murder Toll (Millions) Period
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] Atheist 61.911 1917-1987
Chinese Communists [PRC] Atheist 35.236 1949-1987
German (National) Socialists [Nazis] Pagan 20.946 1933-1945
China (Mao Soviets) Atheist 3.466 1923-1949
Cambodian Communists Atheist 2.035 1975-1979
Vietnamese Communists Atheist 1.670 1945-1987
Polish Communists Atheist 1.585 1945-1948
Yugoslavian Socialists Atheist 1.072 1944-1987
North Korean Communists Atheist 1.663 1948-1987
Grand Total   129.6 70 Years

A. Figures do not include war dead.
B. Figures used are midpoint between high and low estimates
C. The inaptly named "socialism" would be more aptly named "primitivism", or something to that effect

Liberty & Civilization

Summary References (For Smartphone Kindle App)
» The Lanterns: Chapters I and II (Online, Here)
» The Lanterns: Chapters I - V (Amazon)

Detailed References
The Constitution of Liberty (FA Hayek)
» The Road to Serfdom (FA Hayek)
» The Fatal Conceit (FA Hayek)

Private Property, State of War

The Second Treatise of Government (J. Locke)
    - Of Property (J. Locke)
    - Of the State of War (J. Locke)

Democratic Processes
» Democracy in America
(A. Tocqueville)
» The Federalist (Madison, Hamilton, Jay)

» The Myth of Christian Nazis (Aurel Kolnai)

Messaging & Tactics
» Strategy and Tactics (J. Belleau)
» Politics and the English Language -(G. Orwell)
» The Sling and the Stone (TX Hammes)
» The Crowd (Le Bon)

Know Thy "Progressives" ...
» The Road We Are Traveling (S. Chase)
» The War Against the West (A. Kolnai)
» Civilization & Its Discontents (S. Freud)

» Socialism in our Past and Future (I. Shafarevich)
» The Socialist Phenomenon (I. Shafarevich)

The Socialist Phenomenon
Section 1: Intro, Plato, Early Christian Heresies
Section 2: European Utopianism
Section 3: Totalitarianism in History

» Thomas Muntzer: The First "Community Organizer"
» German National "Socialism" (A. Kolnai)

» Why the Worst Get On Top (Hayek)
» Murder By Collectivism: Stats (Rummel)

Additional Resources
» Collectivism in the United States (DTN)

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