Mass murder during the 20th century

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
12,761
SoCal
#1
Which cases of mass murder (on a national scale) have there been during the 20th century? I know of the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, the Khmer Rouge's mass murder in Cambodia, and the Rwandan Genocide, but which other cases are there which I am unaware of?

Also, I'm not talking about extremely bloody civil wars here, but rather about cases where a regime engages in mass, unprovoked slaughter against a significant part of its own population.
 
Sep 2018
7
Salonica
#2
Parallel to the Armenian genocide is the genocide of the Greek Pontians from the ottomans.It is estimated that 700000 to 1million Greek Pontians were deported and starved in labour camps while lot of them died during death marches. One of the reasons that led to this genocide which took place from 1914 to 1923 was 1) the fear that the Greek Pontians may rise up against them (They were especially scared of this when the Greeks joined WW1 in 1917) 2)The ethnic cleansing that Kemal Attaturk wanted for turkey. Nygreeks.jpg
 

macon

Ad Honorem
Aug 2015
3,365
Slovenia
#3
Massacres in post WWII Yugoslavia. 200.000-300.000 deaths in two months, june and july 1945 I think.

Soviet holodomor, purges and gulags with more than 10 millions of deaths. Mao's "great leap forward" with tens of millions of deaths.

Communists were specialists in mass murder of their population. You can check all communist sh!tholes from Cuba to North Korea and numbers will be at least couple of ten thousands killed for each.
 
Jan 2014
813
Rus
#4
Expulsion of ~300.000 Russians from Chechnya and Ingushetia in 1990s. Lots of people were killed and raped. But nobody counted how much.

Similar events but smaller scale were in many other asian parts of former USSR. For example, i know bloody actions were in Dushanbe,Tadjikistan.
 
May 2014
12,761
SoCal
#5
Parallel to the Armenian genocide is the genocide of the Greek Pontians from the ottomans.It is estimated that 700000 to 1million Greek Pontians were deported and starved in labour camps while lot of them died during death marches. One of the reasons that led to this genocide which took place from 1914 to 1923 was 1) the fear that the Greek Pontians may rise up against them (They were especially scared of this when the Greeks joined WW1 in 1917) 2)The ethnic cleansing that Kemal Attaturk wanted for turkey. View attachment 13653
Interesting. I knew about the 1923 Turkish-Greek population exchange, but probably not about this specifically. I'll look it up and read more about it.

Massacres in post WWII Yugoslavia. 200.000-300.000 deaths in two months, june and july 1945 I think.
You mean of Italians?

Also, before I forget, Yes, I know that the Croats (well, the Croats who were in charge of Croatia) were very brutal to the Jews and Serbs during World War II.

Soviet holodomor, purges and gulags with more than 10 millions of deaths. Mao's "great leap forward" with tens of millions of deaths.
Yep.

Communists were specialists in mass murder of their population. You can check all communist sh!tholes from Cuba to North Korea and numbers will be at least couple of ten thousands killed for each.
There was mass murder in Cuba under Communism?

Expulsion of ~300.000 Russians from Chechnya and Ingushetia in 1990s. Lots of people were killed and raped. But nobody counted how much.

Similar events but smaller scale were in many other asian parts of former USSR. For example, i know bloody actions were in Dushanbe,Tadjikistan.
Tajikistan had a civil war with Islamists in the 1990s; thus, this is unfortunately unsurprising. :( Also, Yes, the 1990s don't appear to have been a good time for either Russia or ethnic Russians. :(
 
May 2015
953
The Netherlands
#6
Parallel to the Armenian genocide is the genocide of the Greek Pontians from the ottomans.It is estimated that 700000 to 1million Greek Pontians were deported and starved in labour camps while lot of them died during death marches. One of the reasons that led to this genocide which took place from 1914 to 1923 was 1) the fear that the Greek Pontians may rise up against them (They were especially scared of this when the Greeks joined WW1 in 1917) 2)The ethnic cleansing that Kemal Attaturk wanted for turkey.
Don't forget the Assyrian Genocide.
 
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Aug 2015
3,365
Slovenia
#7
You mean of Italians?

Also, before I forget, Yes, I know that the Croats (well, the Croats who were in charge of Croatia) were very brutal to the Jews and Serbs during World War II.
Number of killed Italians by communists was few hundred.

Tito was more brutal to anyone he perceived an opposition. He slaughtered members of nazi collaborators militias (ustashe, chetniks, slovenian homeguard) which were handed over to partisans by British from Austria (ones who escaped to Italy were not returned), their family members and anyone who was considered an opponent to a revolution. Concentration camps in Yugoslavia were operating for at least 2 decades after WWII. There was a brutal slaughter of German military prisoners, about 10% of them survived and returned 10 years after WWII, for 10 years they were a slavish working force. I think that smaller percentage of them survived than in a Soviet Union. Slovenian homeguards were killed to a man: 12.000 prisoners in forrest caves of our south. 200-300k were killed only in 2 months after WWII, Tito's communist regime killed around a million of people.

There was mass murder in Cuba under Communism?
Around 4000 is a number on net. A communist revolution was always a slaughter.
 
Jun 2014
5,693
Lisbon, Portugal
#8
The Indonesian 1965 massacre of over suspected communists ad ethnic Chinese following a controversial failed coup detat. Between 500.000 and 1 million people were summarily killed by the Indonesian army and pro-government paramilitaries and it marked the transition of power between Sukarno and Suharto's three decade authoritarian government.
 
Jul 2015
4,272
Netherlands
#10
The Indonesian 1965 massacre of over suspected communists ad ethnic Chinese following a controversial failed coup detat. Between 500.000 and 1 million people were summarily killed by the Indonesian army and pro-government paramilitaries and it marked the transition of power between Sukarno and Suharto's three decade authoritarian government.
West Papua also has an estimated 500k killed by the Indonesian military.
 

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