otkaznik (otkaznik) wrote,

Наткнулся на мрачную статистику смертей в результате войн, массовых убийств и прочих зверств в истории человечества http://necrometrics.com/pre1700a.htm#Population. Там же дана статистика роста населения за последние 25 веков. Сложилось впечатление, что количество убиенных на душу населения более-менее константно. 

(Possibly) The Twenty (or so) Worst Things People Have Done to Each Other:

RankDeath TollCauseCenturies
166 millionSecond World War20C
240 millionMao Zedong (mostly famine)20C
40 millionGenghis Khan13C
427 millionBritish India (mostly famine)19C
525 millionFall of the Ming Dynasty17C
620 millionTaiping Rebellion19C
20 millionJoseph Stalin20C
818½ millionMideast Slave Trade7C-19C
917 millionTimur Lenk14C-15C
1016 millionAtlantic Slave Trade15C-19C
1115 millionFirst World War20C
15 millionConquest of the Americas15C-19C
1313 millionAn Lushan Revolt8C
1410 millionXin Dynasty1C
10 millionCongo Free State19C-20C
169 millionRussian Civil War20C
177½ millionThirty Years War17C
7½ millionFall of the Yuan Dynasty14C
197 millionFall of Rome5C
7 millionChinese Civil Wars20C

What other people say:

  • "The destruction of the Indians of the Americas was, far and away, the most massive act of genocide in the history of the world." David E. Stannard, American Holocaust: the Conquest of the New World (1992) page x
  • "The Mohammedan Conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history." Will Durant, The Story of Civilization: I - Our Oriental Heritage (1935) page 459. (seealso these)
  • "Little did we guess that what has been called the century of the common man would witness as its outstanding feature more common men killing each other with greater facilities than any other five centuries together in the history of the world." Winston Churchill

Tags: культур-мультур, нечеловеческое
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