Communism

Visualizing the Effects of the Great Leap Forward

by Scott Manning March 26, 2009
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38,000,000 people dying in a four-year period is hard to fathom, but that’s how many starved to death in China from 1958-1961 during the Great Leap Forward.1 This does not even include 10,729,000 that died in labor camps, were executed, or were targeted minorities.2 A population chart is a great aid to better visualize how […]

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The Causes of Starvation During the Great Leap Forward

by Scott Manning March 25, 2009
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In May of 1958, the People’s Republic of China launched The Great Leap Forward, an effort by the country’s leaders to transform China into a military superpower in just five years. The goal was to increase the country’s grain and cereal production by grouping the peasants into “thousands or even tens of thousands of families, […]

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Communist Body Count

by Scott Manning December 4, 2006
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The following estimates represent citizens killed or starved to death by their own Communist governments since 1918. These numbers do not include war dead. The governments are sorted by body count (highest to lowest). All numbers are mid-estimates. While this list is as complete as I have been able to determine, it is evolving. Some […]

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