posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 04:19 AM
Another one of these threads? All semantics aside, lets agree that they were both power hungry mass murdering cretins. Millions upon millions killed,
and two countries thrust into paralysis on the very whim of two men. I mean really, was Stalin less evil than Hitler? Evil is evil! I was not aware
that there was varying degrees of evil?
Since Stalin seems to be the focal point of discussion. I have heard esitimates of the casualty count after Stalins's purges, collectivization
campaigns, rapid industrialization, reigns of terror, and murders during the war years reaching 30 million. Although, there is no consensus on the
exact amount. Here is what one historian, Robert Conquest, and from his book the "The Great Terror," has to say about composing an official tally.
The Great Terror
In the preface to the 40th anniversary edition of The Great Terror, Conquest states:
"Exact numbers may never be known with complete certainty, but the total of deaths caused by the whole range of Soviet regime's terrors can hardly
be lower than some thirteen to fifteen million."
Just from my own research on the subject, Stalin was just as evil as Adolph Hitler. Unfortunately, as is said from time to time, "The victors get to
write history." Therefore, he was never questioned or even tried for his crimes against humanity. In fact, this barbaric madman from Georgia got to
die in his own bed at the age of 74. Is that not an insult to injury? To cut a long story short, the guy was bad news!
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