Originally posted by Alfred Neumann: Some who killed a LOT: 1) Tai-Ping Rebellion China 1850s & 60s 60 Million dead???!!! 2) Genghis Khan 3) Mao 4) Hitler 5) Stalin 6) Tamerlaine 7) Napoleon??? 8) Kublai Khan 9) Lenin/Trotsky/Old Bolsheviks 10) Moghuls? Some of our Indian and Pakistani colleagues might help here? 11) First Emperor of China??? 12) Atilla the Hun??? Any comments and additions welcome....
15) Charlemagne The life of King Charles For someone who supposedly liked foreigners and was hospitable to them under his roof he also went to war often. [ December 19, 2003: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
PM: Well, I would have had Stalin at #2 position on my list if not for his willingness to participate in the allied side of WW2. He could have very well tilted towards the axis (which he actually did before things soured between him and Hitler) in which case he would have been definetly #2 on my list. "things soured between him and Hitler" -- you mean when Germany invaded the USSR??? What else could Stalin do if not participate in the allied side?
Originally posted by Paul McKenna: But why hate yourself for some action that was committed thinking it was the right thing to do then.. No action was made with a malicious intent in the history of this country.
Friendly Dictators Understood that the actions may not have been taken with malicious intent at start but even a small child learns not to play with fire once it has burnt its fingers.