Was Communism worse than Nazism? It's a very simple question with a very simple answer, but one that is ignored often.
Germany fell to Nazism in the 1930s, and under Adolf Hitler a radical and barbaric plan was put into place that would effectively exterminate those who Hitler deemed useless to Germany or otherwise deemed not suitable to the Aryan race. This led to some 18,653,900 (approximate numbers) deaths, of which the majority (6 - 7 million) were Jews living in Europe. Nazism is constantly a topic of discussion when it comes to some of the greatest genocides in history, and it is undeniable that this genocide under Hitler was cruel, barbaric and beyond inhumane, but there have been worse - and they've been ignored.
Russia fell to Communism in 1917 through one of the most well known revolutions in the world - the October Revolution (sometimes known as the November Revolution) and a Communist Government was established under the Bolsheviks. During the next 70-80 years of Communist rule in multiple nations around the world, some 94,360,000 (approximate numbers) people would be killed in acts of genocide and dictatorship - no different to Hitler and genocide in Nazi Germany.
The number of people killed under Communism is so large that it almost passes the number of combined dead from WWI and WWII, which approximately stands at 98,000,000, and the difference between deaths under Nazism and Communism stands at approximately 75,706,100.
So why is it that as a society we always refer to Nazism when we speak about genocide? Why don't we refer to Communism (who have probably commit the largest known genocide in human history)? Is it because we are always taught about the evils of Nazism or is it because we are simply ignorant of the facts regarding Communism?
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