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April 27, 2002, 13:03
By daughter is writing a paper for her Political Science class at the local University. I remember seeing a posting with statistics on the numbers of people murdered by their own governments in this century (Cambodians, Nazi's, Turkish, etc.)

Does anyone remember the post, have those statistics, or could direct her to a source? She needs it right away to include in the paper due Monday.

We'll do an internet search, but if you know anything about this, it would really help. I'll check back in later today.

Richard in Flagstaff

April 27, 2002, 13:10
It's on Prof. Rudy Rummel's web page. (http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/MURDER.HTM)

Government was the leading cause of unnatural death of humans in the 20th century, even excluding war. The 21st century is continuing the trend. This is why the UN programs requiring the disarmament of civilians must be stopped.

[ April 27, 2002: Message edited by: FALPhil ]

April 27, 2002, 13:13
They can be found in Guy Smith's "Gun Facts" .pdf file... i'll find the link to it in a second... you will need adobe acrobat reader

April 27, 2002, 13:16

page 59
edit: Your daughter may want to go check out some libraries and search for political genocide. Im sure there are plenty of journal articles, news papers, and history books that have these numbers. My personal experience is that professors like journal articles more than internet sources.
Mike :cool:

[ April 27, 2002: Message edited by: Shrike ]

April 27, 2002, 16:47

April 28, 2002, 07:04
Wow, within ten minutes of our post, you guys really came through. The information available from this board is amazing.

Thanks for the quick replys. My daughter was able to research thoses sites and finish her paper yesterday. Thanks again for the help!

Richard in Flagstaff (and Becky) :)

April 28, 2002, 08:25
Was her paper politically correct?

I was enraged this week after I read a copy of a paper my son turned for an "Environment" class at the U of MN. Not only was it right down the line with what you would expect from far left instruction; they had to send the letter to 10 U.S. Senators! His topic was anti-SUV. I know this kid will buy the biggest SUV he can get when he gets any money.