so i read the list of death toll from wars..

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  1. Tea Cake

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    How did ww2 have that many deaths....I just don't see it.
     
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    Coconut War sounded brutal
     
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    Camps. Camps everywhere.
     
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    65-80 million....I just can't believe it...that's insane.
     
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    Its fucked up that history (mainly the history I was thought in school) barely ever mentions the atrocities committed against the Chinese during WW2.
     
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    Meh neither ancient censuses nor Wikipedia are reliable sources.
     
  8. GracieMMABarra

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    731 and the rape of Nanking are pretty well known.

    Now getting the Japanese Government to admit it, well, is a bit difficult.
     
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    No surprise that China made the top lists seeing as how that part of the world was always the most populous. Just for fun, I tallied up all those "Figures" involving China and it reached up to 174.5 million. While that number seems outrageous, it really isn't when you consider how many Chinese lived throughout human history. According to one scholar's work on Chinese history, he argued that approximately up to 10 billion people have lived in the area known as China since human history began. Hell over 3 billion lived in China from 1700 to the present according to these other two scholars I've read. Yes I am a bit of a sinologist, I took history courses on China back in college and I was hooked.
     
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    I guess your teachers were different. When my teachers got to the topic of China during WW2, it mainly consisted of "Japan invaded Manchuria so the US embargoed Japan." I only learned about 731, Nanking,and the entirety of the Second Sino-Japanese War by reading the AP history books on my own.
     
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    According to some apocryphal tale, Chairman Mao Zedong once thanked a Japanese politician for the Japanese invasion of China when they met at a political summit. His reasoning? The Japanese invasion kept the Nationalists occupied which in turn gave the Chinese Communist Party the upper hand during their civil war. He also claimed that China was becoming way too overpopulated with 500+ million people so a few million dead was actually economically beneficial for the country. Not saying it is true but if it was, wow that's pretty fucked up shit.
     
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    whats funny is this something may happen again since china is showing signs that it could fragment
     
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    Human life is not valued much over there. It's all about the collective whole apparently.
     
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    or Pol Pot
     
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    it was a world war....the entire world was @ war...
     
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    estimated casualties from Korea: 1,200,000-3,000,000
    estimated casualties from Vietnam/Cambodia: 175,300

    After a little more research the numbers in Korea are a bit skewed though, different than I thought they'd be. The approximate total of South Korean civilian casualties (non-combatants) were 1,000,000. The estimated civilian casualties (non-combatants) in the North were ranged from 600,000. Still a hell of a lot of people to be killed in just four years, 1950-1953. I'll be happy sharing that tidbit of info I learned with you fellas.


    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/28/world/asia/korean-war-fast-facts/index.html?c=&page=2

    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/28/world/asia/korean-war-fast-facts/index.html
     
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    Are you japanese? Denying what happened at Nanking.
     
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    I was living in Hong Kong in 07 and there was a big news story about a group of Japanese guys that rented out an entire hotel in Nanking for the 70th anniversary of the massacre. They filled it with prostitutes and ran around the hotel, fucking any girl they wanted to.

    So so so fucked up.

    The organisers were jailed from memory.
     
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    Estimates out Russian deaths alone at 20-30 million!
     

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