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Top 20 Worst Massacres of the 20th Century

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The most horrible mass murders of the last century

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Extermination of South American Indians by Spaniards and Poertuguese Report Abuse
it is estimated that 2 - 3 Million Indians were killed by the conquistatores
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somewhere in there the 20th century was mentioned.
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portuguese, not poertuguese
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Bombarding of German cities in WW II Report Abuse
All cities in Germany bigger than 10.000 inhabitants were bombed by the British and US Americans. 500.000 German civilians were killed
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How many Allied Soldiers in WW2 were ever found guilty of even one war crime against the Germans?
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The Germans sowed wind and they harvested storm. This was the punishment for killing Jews. But they learnt the lesson. After the war they became friends with Israel. And now they are one of the prosperous countries in the world.
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Extermination of the North American Indians by Us-whites and British between 1670 and 1870 Report Abuse
it is estimated that in Eastern USA more than 1 Million were killed and in the Western USA more than 100.000
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i hold Indians (if such a term is acceptable, now it's all African/American, ect..) in great respect and i vote Andrew Jackson worst president (economic policy wasn't bad though)for defying congress while disrupting the balance of power with military force establishing his absolute rule and therefore tarnishing our great nation's sovereignty, breaking peace treaties held up by the other side in that area( Florida the exception), and commiting genocide. but you can not call all of these genocide as as we threw the first punch back in 1670 punches on both sides were thrown and indians many a time fought against each other (A.K.A. the French-Indian wars with Iroquois). also war is war and i believe only peacetime kills and indians counter attacks after broken treaties count. also Indians (as all tribal societies/ nomads did) slaughtered each other in war time but since not on mass and killing efficient scale damage was far less. also if you want to veer off of 20th century look at every civilization pre dark ages (genocide was acceptable throughout history(eg. romans in punic wars and many other times, jewish conquest of holy land(Cristian but still genocide even if commanded by God)) but perceptions and moral standards have changed exponentially in past century or so(exceptions include Militarist Japan, multiple "communist" countries all countries that were moral nihilist.)).
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How come you forgot SPAIN? they killed way more than anyone else combined!
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This was not in the 20th century. But the impact is still there.
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Greek and Armenian Genocide Report Abuse
Around 300,000 Greeks were killed by the Turks between 1914 and 1923
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Greeks were killed while trying to invade asia minor. I think self defense is not murder. Or is it?
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why should this be so high go down the list and look at number of people killed in other Genocides. Don't bring your emotions in the ranking. This ranking should be done strictly based on number of people who died/were killed
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Yes, historians say so, but the Turks still deny it. Everybody in Turkey who says so, is punished and legally persecuted. That is why Turkey is not fit for the EU
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The Turks murdered around 1 Million Christain Armenians
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Ethnic cleansing after WW 2 Report Abuse
The result of agreements at Tehran, Casablanca & Yalta was the expulsion of roughly 16 million Germans from their ancestral homes in order to shift the Soviet Union toward the West. It is estimated that 1.2 million people died in the process. Roosevelt agreed to the clearing of one third of Germany as long as it was done 'humanely'. The Nazis also claimed such humane resettlement on paper.
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Plus ten thousand of women raped by the Russian hordes
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Bengal Famine of 1943 Report Abuse
3 million people died from starvation and malnutrition due to man made famine. British army stored all grains in anticipation of Japanese invasion and exported food to allied forces in Middle east and Europe while local population starved. Amartya Sen (a Bengali) won Noble price in economics for welfare economics based on researching this famine, argues that there are no famines in democracy. He also pointed out that rice production in Bengal was higher in 1942 and 1943 vs. 1941 when there was no famine. Since Indian independance while India remains a poor country with wide-spread malnutrition there have been no famines vs. 25 major famines under British rule in India in which approx. 30-40 million Indians died
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These british should point finger towards them before blaming Hitler without fireing a single weapon they killed 30-40 million
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Good riddance.
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The Rape Of Nanking Report Abuse
the japs Killed Millions
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Men, Women, and Children were massacred. Most women were raped, that is why it is known as the Rape of Nanking. China's capital was Nanking at that time or the Chinese pronunciation "Nanjing". There were also killing contests between Japanese soldiers of who can first kill 100 people with a sword. The Nanking Massacre was authorized by the Japanese Emperor Hirohito himself,whom the Japanese protect him. The Japanese government currently deny this event because it is too horrible and disgusting for them to admit. Also, communism in CHina was also caused by Japan, which led to the Korean war, so pretty much you can blame Japan for a lot of things. They killed about 30 million Chinese civilians, and I can argue they caused the deaths of more than 100 million people.
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Cambodia (1975-1979) Report Abuse
2 million dead
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Iran/ irauq war Report Abuse
Saddam killed 1 million people by mustard gas
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*2 million
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The Rwandan Genocide of 1994 Report Abuse
From April 6 through mid-July, at least 800,000 people were killed, according to a Human Rights Watch estimate. Other estimates of the death toll have ranged between 500,000 and 1,000,000,
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Don't forget Africa
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Auschwitz, Poland (German death camp: Jan. 1942-Jan. 1945) Report Abuse
Over 1.2 million human beings were executed, worked to death or otherwise killed at this Nazi concentration camp. Victims were mostly Jews, but did include gypsies, Poles and POWs.
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Algerian Genocide Report Abuse
1 million Algerian killed by French at 1954–1962
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Leningrad, USSR (urban siege: 8 Sept. 1941-27 Jan. 1944) Report Abuse
Around 641,000 Soviet civilians died in the siege; one million died in the siege and subsequent evacuation combined.
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Nanjing, China (massacre of civilians and POWs by Japanese: 13 Dec. 1937-Feb. 38) Report Abuse
260,000 dead
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rape of nanking Report Abuse
killings in the number 300,000 in only week give or take. took surrendered city and still a problem in Sino-East Asian relations. detail are too terrible to post and if you have stomach see pics of it. raped childern and infants to death, killings competions and masses of tortured and raped people buried alive. pwillis123
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jasenovac,croatia Report Abuse
750000 serbs, jews and roma. massacred by croat ustasha.
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Google.
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When the **** was this ?
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Manila, Philippines (massacre of civilians by Japanese: Nov. 1944-Feb. 1945) Report Abuse
100,000 dead
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Hiroshima, Japan (nuclear strike by US: 6 Aug. 1945) Report Abuse
92,000 dead
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so was the millions of civillians Japan killed all over the world
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That was a war crime. The top war crime ever.
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Changchun, China (urban siege: May-Sept. 1948) Report Abuse
330,000 dead
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Jasenovac, Yugoslavia (Croatian concentration camp: 1941-1945) Report Abuse
78,000 dead
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I worked with 2 serbs, the muslims killed millions of serbs,
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your obviously politically inspired.750,000 is the correct figure. of course most of them were serbs.
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Tokyo, Japan (air raid by US: 9 March 1945) Report Abuse
84,000 dead
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Kolyma, USSR (Soviet GULAG: 1930-mid 1950s) Report Abuse
While the official death toll for this Soviet prison hovers around 500,000, some historians number the causalities as high as 1 million.
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Treblinka, Poland (German death camp: July 1942-Fall 1943) Report Abuse
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum estimated casualties at this death camp to be between 700,000-850,000.
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Belzec, Poland (German death camp: March 1942-July 1943) Report Abuse
600,000 were executed at this Nazi concentration camp.
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Chelmno, Poland (German death camp: 8 Dec. 1941-April 1943) Report Abuse
320,000 dead
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Stalingrad, USSR (urban battle: Sept. 1942-31 Jan. 1943) Report Abuse
140,000 dead civilians
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Sobibor, Poland (German death camp: 1 March 1942-Oct. 1943) Report Abuse
250,000 dead
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Majdanek, Poland (German death camp: Oct. 1942-Nov. 1943) Report Abuse
360,000 dead
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Bijbehara Massacre Report Abuse
On 22nd October 1993, during a peaceful protest against the Hazratbal siege in Indian administered Kashmir, around 50 civilians were killed and 200 injured by the Indian paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) in Bijbehara, district Anantnag, on the Indian side of Kashmir. The atrocity was committed by the 74 Battalion of BSF, and was initiated and directed by its second most senior officer, Deputy Commandant JK Radola, who fired the first shot in the crowd. Those who lay writhing in pain on ground were shot again to ensure their death. Those who took the injured to hospitals were chased and shot there.
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Warsaw, Poland (urban uprising: 1 Aug.-2 Oct. 1944) Report Abuse
200,000 dead
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Vorkuta, USSR (Soviet GULAG: 1932-62) Report Abuse
100,000 dead
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Kuropaty, near Minsk, USSR (Stalinist massacre site: 1938-39) Report Abuse
150,000 dead
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Bykivnia, near Kiev, USSR (Stalinist burial site, 1930s) Report Abuse
200,000 dead
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Mauthausen-Gusen in Austria, the only grade III camp in the system Report Abuse
The numbers of people killed rank with your top four or five, but the fact of the creation of the place, and subcamps, to be a cruel as possible to barely living people and to construct barriers to basic life; plus the 20,000 handicapped children and adults who were gassed and burned at the Hartheim Castle (a subcamp of Mauthausen), plus assorted other enemies lists reaching to twice or three times that number deserves to be high on your list.
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again better pooled together. sad too. also many were killed pre war who were cripples or retarded. pwillis123
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Namibian Genocide Report Abuse
Germany's genocide in Namibia. 100.000 Herero and 10.000 Nama were killed by Germans.
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That time there were only 80.000 Herero living in Namibia. According to history books 1-2 thirds were killed in the process of the war. But war is not the same as massacre.
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Berlin, Germany (urban battle: 16 April-7 May 1945) Report Abuse
100,000 dead
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Maguindanao Massacre Report Abuse
The Maguindanao massacre, also known as the Ampatuan massacre killed 57 people.
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Khojaly Massacre Report Abuse
Azerbaijani Turks were killed by Armenians
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Tripolitsa Massacre Report Abuse
30,000 Turks were killed in Tripolitsa by greeks!
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8,000 Ottoman troops plus Turks and Jews died. Don't forget the Navarino Massacre as well.
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Only 8.000 turks, were defending Tripolis against the siege. But there were also some thousand Jews who were slaughtered after storming of the City.
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