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"Don’t you know communism has killed millions?!" (UPDATED)

southern-feminism:

DEATHS CAUSED BY CAPITALISM:

(THIS VERSION CONTAINS AN UPDATED DARFUR DEATH COUNT AND DEATHS OF INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS)

  • Native American Genocide, 1500s-1900s (direct killings and death from plagues; North, Central, and South Americas combined): 100 MILLION [x]
  • Atlantic Slave Trade, 1500s-1900s (princessbuggie helped with this one): 4 MILLION [x]
  • Genocide of Indigenous Australians, 1770-20th century: 675,000 [x]
  • September Massacres, France, 1792: 1,200 [x]
  • Famines in British India, 1837-1900: at least 165 MILLION [x]
  • Potato Famine/Great Irish Famine, 1845-1852 (an anon helped with this one): 1 MILLION [x]
  • Cholera Outbreak, Industrial London, 1849: 15,000 [x]
  • United States Civil War, 1861-1865: at least 600,000 [x]
  • Building First Transcontinental Railroad, United States, 1863-1869 (princessbuggie helped with this one): at least 1,200 [x]
  • Belgian Occupation of the Congo, 1886-1908: 10 MILLION [x]
  • Spanish-American War, 1898: 17,135 [x]
  • United States 20th Century Coal Mining Industry: 100,000 [x]
  • Courriéres Mine Disaster, France, 1906: 1,549 [x]
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 1911 (vivianvivisection helped with this one): 146 [x]
  • World War I, 1914-1918: 16 MILLION [x]
  • Building the Hoover Damn, United States, 1922-1936: 112 [x]
  • Shanghai Massacre of 1927: at least 5,000 presumed dead [x]
  • United States Intervention in Latin America, 1929-1987 (progressivefem helped with this one): 6 MILLION [x]
  • The White Terror, Spain, 1936-1975: at least 100,000 [x]
  • World War II, 1939-1945: at least 60 MILLION [x]
  • Benxihu Colliery Explosion, China, 1942: 1,549 [x]
  • Burma Railway, Thailand-Burma, 1943-1947: 106,000 [x]
  • Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945: at least 245,000 [x]
  • Bodo League Massacre, Korea, 1950: at least 100,000 [x]
  • Vietnam War, 1955-1975: 2.3 MILLION [x] [x]
  • Guatemalan Civil War, 1960-1996 (an anon helped with this one): 200,000 [x]
  • US Intervention in the Congo, 1964: 1,000 [x]
  • Indonesian Anti-Communist Purge, 1965-1966: at least 500,000 [x]
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1965-2013: 21,500 [x], 1,000 more Palestinians have been killed in 2014.
  • Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988: at least 315,000 [x]
  • Bhopal Disaster, Madhya Pradesh, 1984: 16,000+ [x]
  • United States Railroad Workers Killed on the Job, 1993-2002 (princessbuggie  helped with this one): 1,221 [x]
  • Rwandan Genocide, 1994: 1 MILLION [x]
  • United States Deaths Attributed to Cigarette Smoking, 2000-2004: ~1.7 MILLION [x]
  • War in Afghanistan, 2001-present: 57,457 [x]
  • Darfur Genocide, 2003-present: 500,000 [x]
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011: 55,034 [x]
  • Mexican Drug War, 2006-present: at least 100,000 [x]
  • United States Workers Killed on the Job in 2012, as reported by OSHA: 4,628 [x]
  • Hunger (un-feuilly-de-papier helped with this one): 21,000 per day [x], 16,000 of them children [x], 3,000 of them children specifically in India [x].
  • Worldwide Occupational Deaths: 6,000 per day [x]
  • Poor shelter, polluted water, inadequate sanitation, often from homelessness (sideeffectsincludenausea helped with this one): 50,000 per day [x]
  • Occupational Asbestos Exposure: 107,000 per year [x]
  • International Sex Trafficking: 30,000 per year [x]

"Communist Death Toll," according to The Black Book of Communism: 94 million

Capitalism Death Toll: 370 million (370,955,731), according only to the statistics I could get sources for. This number doesn’t even scratch the surface.

But, guess what? Tomorrow, we know for sure that capitalism will kill at least 77,000 more people.

(via bidyke)