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List of Dictatorships by Death Toll – The Top 10 Biggest Mass Killings in History

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10. North Korean Crimes against humanity 1948-present

North Korea continues to be one of the most repressive governments in the world with the world’s lowest human rights record.

Over 200,000 people are interned in concentrations camps for either being or related to political dissidents.

They are subject to slavery, torture, starvation, shootings, gassing, and human experimentation.

Estimations of death toll go up from 710,000 to 3,500,000.

9. Young Turk’s Ottoman Holocaust 1913-1922

A collective term to refer to the various genocides and ethnic cleansing the Ottoman Empire committed under the administration of the Young Turks.

The death toll combins multiple events.

The Armenian Genocide (800,000 to 1,500,000), The Assyrian Genocide (150,000 to 300,000), and Greek Genocide (289,000 to 750,000) combined with the Great Famine of Mount Lebanon (200,000).

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8. Khmer Rouge Holocaust 1975-1979

The Cambodian genocide was carried out by the Khmer Rouge regime led by Pol Pot between 1975 and 1979.

It is estimated 1.5 to 3 million people died.

The Cambodian Civil War resulted in the establishment of Democratic Kampuchea by the victorious Khmer Rouge.

The communist party planned to create a form of agrarian socialism founded on the ideals of Stalinism and Maoism.

The subsequent policies caused forced relocation of the population from urban centers, torture, mass executions, forced labor, malnutrition, and disease which led to the deaths of estimately 25 percent of the total population (around 2 million people).

The genocide ended in 1979 following the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia.

As of 2009, 23,745 mass graves have been discovered.

7. Atrocities under Ranavalona I of Madagascar 1829-1842

Putting an end to most foreign trade relationships, Ranavalona I pursued a policy of self-reliance.

This was made possible through frequent use of the long-standing tradition of fanompoana—forced labor in lieu of tax payments in money or goods.

Ranavalona continued the wars of expansion conducted by her predecessor, Radama I.

In an effort to extend her realm over the entire island, she imposed strict punishments on those who were judged as having acted in opposition to her will.

Throughout the years of military campaigns, frequent deaths among fanompoana workers, and the harsh traditions of justice under Ranavalona’s rule combined had accumulated extreme death tolls.

The population of Madagascar is estimated to have declined from around 5 million to 2.5 million between 1833 and 1839 and from 750,000 to 130,000 between 1829 and 1842 in Imerina.

These statistics have contributed to a strongly unfavorable view of Ranavalona’s rule in historical accounts.

6. Congo Free State Horrors 1885-1908

Private forces under the control of Leopold II of Belgium carried out mass murders, mutilations, and other crimes against the Congolese in order to encourage the gathering of valuable raw materials, principally rubber.

Significant deaths also occurred due to major disease outbreaks and starvation caused by population displacement and poor treatment.

Estimates of the death toll vary considerably because of the lack of a formal census before 1924.

However, a commonly cited figure of 10 million deaths was obtained by estimating a 50% decline in the total population during the Congo Free State and applying it to the total population of 10 million in 1924.

5. Japanese War Holocaust 1895-1945

Japanese war crimes occurred in many Asian and Pacific countries during the period of Japanese imperialism.

This took place primarily during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II.

These incidents have been described as an Asian Holocaust.

Some war crimes were committed by military personnel from the Empire of Japan in the late 19th century.

Although most crimes took place during the first part of the Shōwa Era, the name given to the reign of Emperor Hirohito, until the surrender of the Empire of Japan in 1945.

Some historians and governments hold Japanese military forces under Emperor Hirohito responsible for the deaths of millions.

It is estimated between 3 and 14 million civilians and prisoners of war were either directly perpetrated or condoned by the Japanese military and government.

This was executed through massacre, human experimentation, starvation, and forced labor.

Some Japanese soldiers have admitted to committing these crimes.

4. Mass killings under Chinese Nationalist Government 1928-1946

The Nationalist government of China has been accused of mass killings.

As Rudolph Rummel estimates the Nationalist government of China is responsible for between 6 and 18.5 million deaths.

He attributes this death toll to a few major causes such as;

  • 1 million Chinese civilians starved or killed in order to fend off communist advance
  • Hundreds of thousands peasants and communist killed in political repression.
  • 1.75 to 2.5 million Chinese starving to death due to grain being confiscated and sold to other peasants for the profit of Nationalist Government officials.
  • 4.2 million Chinese perishing before even entering combat due starvation or disease during horrific conscription campaigns.
  • 440,000 to 893,000 Chinese civilians perishing in a man made flood by the Nationalist to stop a Japanese advance.

3. Nazi Holocaust 1939-1945

The Nazi Holocaust had a huge impact on the population of Jews, Poles, Gypsies, Serbs, East Slavs, the disabled, homosexuals, Freemasons, POWs and Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Jews were systematically murdered in a genocide.

Under the coordination of the SS with directions from the highest leadership of the Nazi Party, every arm of Germany’s bureaucracy was involved in both the logistics and the carrying out of the mass murder.

Killings took place throughout German-occupied Europe, as well as within Nazi Germany and across all territories controlled by its allies.

Some 42,500 detention facilities were utilized in the concentration of victims for the purpose of committing gross violations of human rights.

Over 200,000 people are estimated to have been Holocaust perpetrators.

The persecution was carried out in stages, culminating in the policy of extermination which was termed the “Final Solution”.

The number of people that were killed is estimated at around 17 million.

2. Stalinist Crimes against humanity and genocide 1922-1953

The millions murdered by the regime of Joseph Stalin by famine, purges, labor camps, population transfer, deportations, and NKVD massacres.

The death toll uses the minimum post-archive calculations from after the fall of the USSR of those not killed in famine which ranged from 4 to 10 million.

In addition, the minimum of those killed in famine which range from 6 to 8 million.

Robert Conquest writer of the book The Great Terror started with an estimate of 30 million.

A few years later it was revised to 20 million and in his latest revision it states no less than 15 million perished.

Estimates before the release of the archives put those killed by Stalin as “low” as 3 million and as high as 60 million.

1. Mao Zedong Catastrophes 1946-1976

Critics of Mao Zedong have argued Mao’s China saw unprecedented losses of human life.

Zedong was responsible for the inhuman economic policies such as the Great Leap Forward, slave labor through the Laogai, violent political purges such as the Cultural Revolution and class extermination through land reform.

The minimum death toll combines the estimated famine deaths (15 million), estimated land reform dead (0.8 million), estimated Counterrevolutionaries dead (712,000) and the minimum estimate for Cultural Revolution dead (400,000).

Highest death toll estimates go up to 70 millton.

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  1. This is an idiotic list.
    Jewschevicke revolution ? 66 or 67 million Christians russians assesinated by khazarian.
    LA conquest by Spain, 100 million native latinamerican assesinated by spain barbarians with annuence of catholic church.
    USA conquest y UK, 100 million native american assesinated y UK
    USA wars, 460 million people assesinated by USA government fighting Khazarian mafia expansion wars.

    • And this is an idiotic comment, read the title it’s dictatorships, you know governments that were led by a person why was a dictator, no other forms of government are represented, read what it is about before you start insulting. Have a nice day

      • The idiocy of the comment is furthered by the fact that he counts the people killed by infectious disease as victims of the Spanish and the Catholic Church.

  2. apparently all forms of government and religions commit genocide this is totally inhuman and unacceptable. To willfully destroy so many for so little “power” is evil. The rape and abortion haulocaust in america is the same a form of genocide. My birth control failed two times for financial physical and emotional reasons i miscarried two times but not without great grief. I wanted those babies very much but could not have them. But most abortion is not that way it is flagrant from fornication adultery and other forms of sexual inpropriety. That qualifies it in my mind as a form of genocide. I do not want genocide anymore but nor do i want overpopulation either. It leads to disease both mental and physical and death. We all must unite to fight these terrible evils worldwide or perish. Love yourselves and each other!!!

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