Sunday, July 31, 2005

war death statistics

What a project -- an impressively painstaking compilation of 20th century civilian and military casualties. Summary: lots of people were killed. Interesting are the comments on morality and how prejudgement leads to differing casualty estimations -- estimates vary wildly for controversial regimes, like Castro's Cuba (I've heard lots about), but are suspiciously round and agreed-upon for incidents that scholars seem to care less about, like the Congo Crisis of the 1960's (I've heard not so much about.)

2 Comments:

At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 10:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, so you think you're so special now that you're number one for war death statistics on google. Well, I'll have you know I'm number one on google for edible panties and militant pastry chefs. So there... bitch.

 

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