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    Default Mao Zedong killed 45million in four years

    Mao's Great Leap Forward 'killed 45 million in four years' - News, Books - The Independent


    Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official Communist Party archives said yesterday.

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    In China, they say he was 20% bad, and 80% good (that's almost the official line, I believe).

    Horrifying to think that the "20%" was 45 million people.
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    That puts him as a bigger mass murderer, albeit through much incompetence than Hitler and Stallin put together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guangzhoutom View Post
    In China, they say he was 20% bad, and 80% good (that's almost the official line, I believe).

    Horrifying to think that the "20%" was 45 million people.
    70/30 actually.

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    Rather makes Fergus Finlay's decision to quote the guy recently, in reference to his seeking the Presidency, look even more foolish.

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    And people say socialism achieves nothing.
    Has the private sector ever killed that many in such a short time frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisco View Post
    70/30 actually.
    Indeed, you're dead right, Deng Xiaoping said that, but a colleague of mine in China used the 80% line.

    I wonder does it suggest that the general public do not feel quite confident to be as critical of Mao as some of the reform-minded leadership have been.

    Deng did, after all, have a personal axe to grind with Mao!
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    Vincent kills just as many brain cells during his hour long show

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    There are times when I wish there were a hell. Eternity on gas mark 5 would be fitting.

    Question is how do we prevent people like this rising to positions of power. Looking around the world it hardly encourages optomism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davehiggz View Post


    Vincent kills just as many brain cells during his hour long show
    Nice! I'll be using that picture in future!
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