democide


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democide

The murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder.
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The horrifying examples of Soviet and Maoist democide illustrate the devastating hazards of pursuing equality at the costs of humanity.
In calculating the numbers of the victims of democide, Rummel wrote that he used "the civil definition of murder, where someone can be guilty of murder if they are responsible in a reckless and wanton way for the loss of life, as in incarcerating people in camps where they may soon die of malnutrition, unattended disease, and forced labor, or deporting them into wastelands where they may die rapidly from exposure and disease.
Five to seven million alone perished in 1932 and 1933 in southern Russia, the north Caucasus, and the Ukraine (this was a war against the independent peasantry--a democide if you will--and not an ethnic genocide).
Consequently, the worst abuses in history--wars, democide, (31) the legalizing and enforcing of slavery, the confiscation of property, and more--have been caused by governments.
It is a policy of democide in my view - where the state intentionally or knowingly has a reckless and depraved disregard for life.
Of the Armenian massacres he wrote: "Democide had preceded the Young Turks' rule and with their collapse at the end of World War I, the successor Nationalist government carried out its own democide against the Greeks and remaining or returning Armenians.
3) It should be noted that the construction of typologies of violence has been complemented by other forms of (usually) collective violence: genocide, terracide, democide, femicide, politicide.
Rummel -- who coined the term half a century ago -- has called democide (from the Greek "demos" meaning people), which is the murder of any people by their own government, including groups within the country that the leaders feel should be eradicated for political reasons, or due to perceived future threats.
Genocide (including politicide, democide -state organised mass murder and 2.
Both political scientists and economists have provided theoretical and empirical models to explain genocide, politicide, or democide (Harff and Gurr 1988; Rummel 1994, 1995; Krain 1997; Harff 2003).
Communist democide--a democide responsible for 100 million 20th-century