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reply to post by ThinkingHuman
As an American I am not happy to write this. But I do because it is the truth.
There were 50 million Natives living in what is now US territory. We decimated them.
The population figure for Indigenous peoples in the Americas before the 1492 voyage of Christopher Columbus has proven difficult to establish.
Most scholars writing at the end of the 19th century estimated the pre-Columbian population at about 10 million; by the end of the 20th century the scholarly consensus had shifted to about 50 million,
Originally posted by mangust69
140 million + unborn, tens of millions of bison. rivers were red with RED blood
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Originally posted by Azdraik
I would really love to see the source for that number.
Here you go, Seems legitedit on 2-8-2013 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I'm not sure where your numbers come from. I'm headed to bed and too tired to bother getting the accurate numbers on Natives and who killed who between the French, British, Spanish (among others) and later, last but not least, the Americans themselves after independence. However, the estimates on the others is factually wrong by a wide margin.
Source List and Detailed Death Tolls for the Primary Megadeaths of the Twentieth Century
Stalin is good for 20 Million by himself. Mao is solid for 40 million with some estimates running as high as 60 million for just China during his rule and Cultural Revolution. Hitler is estimated close to 6 million in the camps alone.
Running between the 3 though, it's at least 66 million people murdered....since that figure isn't counting combat related deaths in the war (the 66 million).
Nothing very honorable about what Americans of the 19th and prior century did to the Natives. Nothing Honorable at all. Although comparisons just don't quite fit, as the Natives gave as much as they got, if not in sheer numbers. They fought like hell and they fought well for their right to live.
Mao, Stalin and Hitler murdered in a near assembly line fashion in some examples and systematically in all three cases. Just warm bodies to convert into cold ones.
Of course, you can not bother. And numbers from the 20th century are pointless as the deaths being talked about here, if you cared to notice, where before the 20th century.