Marxism, Socialism, Communism: 20th Century Death Count

No greater scourge reigned upon humanity during the twentieth century than the primitive superstitions of the quasi-religion that marched (and still marches) under the blood-soaked banner of "socialism." With its mindless war against Christianity, the family, and private property, socialism's barbarous march of mayhem has wreaked unfathomable havoc upon mankind. The late R. J. Rummel, among others, tallied the human toll found in the table below. Source.

RegimeReligionMillions MurderedPeriod
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]Atheist61.911 1917-1987
Chinese Communists [PRC]Atheist35.236 1949-1987
German (National) Socialists Pagan20.946 1933-1945
China (Mao Soviets)Atheist3.466 1923-1949
Cambodian CommunistsAtheist2.035 1975-1979
Vietnamese CommunistsAtheist1.670 1945-1987
Polish CommunistsAtheist1.585 1945-1948
Yugoslavian SocialistsAtheist1.072 1944-1987
North Korean CommunistsAtheist1.663 1948-1987
Grand Total 129.670 Years

A. Figures do not include war dead
B. Figures are midpoint between high, low estimates
C. Page by HT Aaron