Submitted by [deleted] in Empire (edited )

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SpiritOfTito wrote (edited )

A frank point I want to point out: Half a million is conservative estimates. More recent historians put the figure as high as 3 million. (below source)

http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/twentieth-century-regional-history/specter-genocide-mass-murder-historical-perspective#B31yOUgybROzQxFj.97

It is unsurprising the NyTimes is using the more older, more conservative figure of half a million to describe atrocities against leftists

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