Monday, August 16, 2004

War/Murder Totals for the Ages

I have been looking at the history of war and unnatural deaths over the past 200 years. Here are some startling numbers. I will then discuss some root causes later.

1800 hundreds to 1900 hundred (listing only wars and unnatural deaths that cost over 100,00 lives)

Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) 3,500,000

Mfecane (1818-1840), and the reign of Shaka (1816-1828) 1,500,000

Taiping Rebellion (1850-64) 2,300,000

Russo-Turkish War (1806-12) 225,000

Crimean War (1853-56) 508,000

American Civil War (1861-65) 618,000

Paraguay, War of the Triple Alliance (1864-70) 424,000

Ten Years War, Cuba (1868-78) 200,000

Franco-Prussian War (1870-71) 774,000

Russo-Turkish War (1877-78) 285,000

Cuban Revolution (1895-98) 160,000

19th Century Slave Trade
Atlantic slave trade: ca. 2.5M deaths.
Islamic slave trade: ca. 3M died.

Congo Free State (1886-1908) 4,500,000
Adding all the events including many small wars a very tentative total of 40 Million unnatural deaths during the 19th Century. The actual totals may be higher but probably not lower.
Death totals from website:

1914 to the present. 100 years of massive murder and death
Armenian Massacres
(1915-23): 1,500,000
WWI: Battle Deaths and civilian Deaths would be 15 million (8.5 million battle)
China, Warlord Era (1917-28): 800,000
China, Nationalist Era (1928-37): 3,100,000
WW II Battle Deaths and Civilian death = 56.4 million see the following web page:
Korean War (1950-53): 2,800,000
North Korea Concentration Camps (1948-1987) 1,663,000
Algeria (1954-62): 675 000
Rwanda and Burundi (1959-95): 1,200,000
Second Indochina War (1960-75): 3,500,000
Ethiopia (1962-92): 1,400,000
Nigeria (1966-70) : 1,000,000
Bangladesh (1971): 1 250 000
Cambodia, Khmer Rouge (1975-1978): 1,650,000
Mozambique (1975-1993): 1,000,000
Afghanistan – Soviets verses Mujahideen (1979-2001): 1,800,000
Iran-Iraq War (1980-88): 1,000,000
Sudan (1983 et seq.): 1,900,000 and rising
Kinshasa Congo (1998 et seq.): 3,300,000
Victims of Communism inside Russia and China 85,0000,000 (Stephane Courtois, The Black Book of Communism)
Estimated abortions worldwide: 527M to 836M (1920-2000)

Rough Estimate of total from 1914 to 2000, Not including smaller conflicts and murder totals would be around 1,022,000,000. These are individual people murdered. That is 1 Billion, 22 Million. The number is probably higher but not likely lower. Why the dramatic increase in death.

Since the beginning of World War One there has scarcely been a year of peace. This death toll will get much higher before it stops.

The Peace Club(Really the Death Club)
Every scheme of peace, The League of Nations, The Kellog Pact, The Locarno Treaty, Yalta, Potsdam, Oslo, and The United Nations, have self destructed or become meaningless. It could even be argued that through their efforts of just talking about peace they have actually brought more war and death. In fact these organizations seem to be a precursor to a vile man mentioned in Daniel 11:21-24. They speak peace and safety but there is nothing but war and more death.

The Beginning of this Epoc of Death
It can be said that this present era or epoch of death started in 1914. WWI and WWII were very unique in the history of the world on 4 fronts. 1. This was the first time in recorded History that entire National male populations were compelled by law to participate in War. Until these two wars, that had never been the case. 2. Governments became much more proficient about killing large portions of their own population, along with that of enemy countries. 3. Many ancient boundaries were moved, countries that were lost to antiquity were recreated or reborn. 4. The ancient boundary of One Loving and Just God was replaced with the idea that man was god in many formally Christian countries(Russia, Germany, Romania, etc).

The Start of Nation Against Nation, Father Against Child, Child against Parents
The idea of evolution through stages from insignificance to humanity is called eugenics, based on Darwin's theories. Eugenics devalues humans by rating people on a sliding scale. There are different sliding scales, but they all dehumanize vulnerable people and justify various crimes against humanity. When you no longer believe in a Just and Loving God, you and the Government make the final decision on what is really a life and which life is worth living. The Germans had it down to a science in WWII, The Communist’s bought into this idea from the get go and still buy into it with reckless abandon(China abortion figures are staggering). The French, and most of Western Europe were sliding down this path, Darwin just gave them an excuse to practice it. This idea is really quite ancient, man is god. Islam preaches that only Allah is god and Mohammad is his prophet, but for all practical purposes they practice a form of man being god. I will discuss more of this in a later blog.