USSR: 20 million deaths
China: 65 million deaths
Vietnam: 1 million deaths
North Korea: 2 million deaths
Cambodia: 2 million deaths
Eastern Europe: 1 million deaths
Latin America: 150,000 deaths
Africa: 1.7 million deaths
Afghanistan: 1.5 million deaths
Communist movements or parties not in power: about
Nearly 100 million deaths. Not casualties of war,
but civilian slaughter. Deaths in gulags and concentration camps.
Deaths from a bullet to the head. Most of all, deaths by starvation
- the result either of planned famines, meted out as punishment
to internal foes (as in Stalin's USSR), or unintended consequences
of central policy.