Which militia/unit was the most brutal of Second World War?

Which militia/unit was the most brutal of Second World War?

  • Schutzstaffel (SS)

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • Ustaša – Croatian Revolutionary Movement

    Votes: 3 42.9%
  • Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA)

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
Apr 2018
Well personally I find the idea of cutting people a tad bit more savage than gassing or shooting. Also in the age of firearms and other 'technological' means of delivering death, overuse of gory methods, that too quite often in front of the camera with all your teeth on full display a sign of serious psychological issues. Now it is quite possible to indoctrinate/manipulate a large number of people to become such maniacs, it is quite unprofessional from a genocide point of view. Therefore although the SS and NKVD were undisputed champs of racial and political pogroms respectively, they were more efficient in getting the job done with least effort rather than having fun hacking and slashing. Ustasha, on the other hand weren't nearly as efficient in their job but were quite the fans of Mortal Kombat style fatalities.

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Et cetra, et cetra.

Imperial Japanese Army should be nominated for the second place. But their hack-slash tendencies were a leftover from the 'olden days' with all kinds of misconceptions about the samurai culture. And also I take into account the fact that in the end a lot of them used similar methods to dispatch themselves, saving others a lot of hassle. Ustashe preferred other methods -

They gradually evolved into dumpster painters, old nerdy men, hot chicks and shitposters three quarters of a century later.

Also note, the Strumabteilung and UPA could have evolved into something equally bad if they had been given the opportunity. Ironically SA would themselves be cleaned off and UPA would go on from doing menial work for SS to making bricks at Sachsenhausen.
May 2017
I think the japanese Gestapo,the "Kempetei", was particularly horrible.Their speciality was the decapitation and the exposition of the heads of the victims cut at the entrance of the villages.The members of the Kempetei,with their special brassard,the green dragoon on a black colour,had the right of live and death about the women of the territories occupied.Hiroshima and Nagasaki have stopped this barbary.