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History of murder
In this article, we're going to compare the instance of murders of innocent people by various people and parties in the history of human civilization
|God||God v world||5500 BC||Great flood / Noah's Ark story in the Old Testament||13,000,000|
|Christian Crusades||Christians v Muslims, Jews, etc.||1095-1272||European Christians capture holy land and other areas, convert or be killed||2,000,000|
|Hitler/Nazis||Catholics v Jews||1941-1945||Attempted genocide of Jews, atheists, gypsies and others||~6,000,000|
|Turkish empire||Muslim v Christian||1914-1918||Armenian genocide||600,000|
|Holy Roman Empire||Protestants v Catholics||1618-1648||Thirty Years' War - Huge religious conflict in Europe||between 3,000,000 and 10,000,000|
- . Based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population world population figures estimated by scientists during a time period extrapolated from the Old Testament
- . Charles Mackay, Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (1841): 2,000,000 Europeans killed. Other examples cite the toll anywhere from 1M to 5M.
- . Niewyk, Donald L. and Nicosia, Francis R. The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust, Columbia University Press, 2000, pp. 45-52.
- . Encyclopædia Britannica: Death toll of the Armenian Massacres
- . Prof. Joshua Goldstein (Max-Planck-Institut für demographische Forschung Rostock) estimates 2.1M deaths. In the Book "Der Dreißigjährige Krieg" - C.H. Beck Wissen, 5. akt. Aufl., München 2002 by Georg Schmidt the number of deaths is projected at up to 11M. However most of the (german) sources I found tend to around 9M deaths.
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