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December 17, 2011

Population control

The 100 worst atrocities in human history.

The savagery of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan may have culled the global population by about 11 percent; two bloody upheavals in China - the An Lushan Rebellion and the collapse of the Xin Dynasty - each may have felled about 6 percent of humanity.

Note: Even this New York Times article admits Saddam Hussein makes the list, though they are careful not to make mention of the fact. As all right thinking people protesting on his behalf knew at the time, it wasn't our problem.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 17, 2011 10:45 AM