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The Genocide Clock


Current Time (GMT):
 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:09:11am

Total World Genocide:
As of Current Time, summed & extrapolated
for the following Communist-occupied nations:
Soviet Union (all 15 republics), Red China, Yugoslavia
(all 5 republics), North Korea, Cambodia, Mozambique,
Vietnam, Afghanistan, Ethiopia/Eritrea, & Congo

 

430,352,243
(rounded total: 430 million )
human beings murdered as of this moment
(1 person every 5.6 seconds/
5.7 million people per year)
 

Soviet Russian Genocide:
As of Current Time, summed & extrapolated
for the following Soviet republics:
Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine,
Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan,
Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, & Tajikistan

 

170,491,747
(rounded total: 170 million )
human beings murdered as of this moment
(1 person every 19.2 seconds/
1.6 million people per year)
 

Red Chinese Genocide:
As of Current Time, summed & extrapolated
for the Communist-occupied mainland of China
 

234,666,604
(rounded total: 235 million )
human beings murdered as of this moment
(1 person every 9.3 seconds/
3.4 million people per year)
 

North Korean Genocide:
As of Current Time, summed & extrapolated
for North Korea (& South Korea during the Korean War)
 

8,623,703
(rounded total: 9 million )
human beings murdered as of this moment
(1 person every 2 minutes, 13 seconds/
237,000 people per year)
 

Congolese Genocide:
As of Current Time, summed & extrapolated
for the Congo (formerly Zaire)

9,234,189
(rounded total: 9 million )
human beings murdered as of this moment
(1 person every 1 minute, 23 seconds/
381,000 people per year)

Explanatory Notes

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The “Current Time” is the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in England (along the Prime Meridian) at the moment the page is called up or refreshed; this is also known as the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a neutral reference point that calibrates our genocide clocks.

Genocide statistics are based on the data in the table below. In most cases the “high” estimates of Communist genocide are cited and used for rate calculations, and even these are assumed generally to be lower than true genocide figures. Several flaws cause these statistics to be underestimated, sometimes severely:

  • Many of the existing estimates, even the higher ones, are based on underreporting (especially in recent decades), missing data, and flawed assumptions of non-existent easing of conditions in Communist-occupied countries; extrapolations of death rates in modern concentration camps, for example, are often underestimated by about an order of magnitude.
  • Even in countries where some data on genocide is available, it is often limited to particular periods or methods of extermination, and leaves out much or most of the murder in those countries; for example, no data could be found on forced abortions in Red China, nor of deaths in concentration camps or by mass execution in Mozambique, Vietnam, or Ethiopia, nor of mass murder anywhere in Eastern Europe since the early 1950s.
  • No data at all can be found for most of the 77 Communist countries throughout the world, even ones where it is very likely that the genocide has been quite high — such as Algeria, Angola, Cuba, Laos, and many others.

Despite the huge gaps in our knowledge of Communist genocide, we only present the known figures — and extrapolated rates, where possible — as the minimum figures for true worldwide extermination of human beings.

This staggeringly massive bloodbath involves a variety of cruel methods, all of them scientifically calculated to annihilate large percentages of populations as systematically as possible. While some components of this ongoing genocide are directed at specific religious, social, or ethnic groups, for the most part it is deliberately random and targeted against all elements of the population, young and old, male and female, rich and poor alike. Women, children, babies, the elderly, and even the handicapped are being butchered as often and as readily as men, simply to install mass terror, demolish society, and continuously break peoples’ will for the sake of unending Communist revolution.

Source Data for Genocide Statistics
Genocidal Org.;
Victim Nations
Period Methods of Extermination Numbers Murdered
(& Round Number)
Rate-Avg. Period Average Rate of Genocide
Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU); Russia & 14 republics occupation
(1917-1987)
mass execution; artificial famine; concentration camps; deportation 114,757,000
(115 million)
Eastern Europe, Japan mainly WWII & its aftermath
(1939-1953)
mass execution; concentration camps; deportation 11,634,000
(12 million)
TOTAL
(1917-1987)
(all methods & victim nations combined) 126,391,000
(126 million)
1917-1987
(all methods, against Russia & Soviet republics only)
1 person every 19.2 seconds
(1.6 million per year)
Communist Party of China (CPC); mainland China pre-occupation
(1920-1949)
mass execution; incited mass suicide 11,692,000
(12 million)
mainland China occupation
(1949-1987)
mass execution; artificial famine; concentration camps; incited mass suicide; compulsory suicidal combat (Korean War) 131,192,000
(131 million)
TOTAL
(1920-1987)
(all methods combined) 142,884,000
(143 million)
1949-1987
(all methods except war)
1 person every 9.3 seconds
(3.4 million per year)
Communist Party of Yugoslavia (CPY); Yugoslavia early occupation
(late 1940s)
mass execution; concentration camps 1,000,000
(1 million)
no rate estimate available
Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK); North & South Korea Korean War
(1950-1953)
mass execution; combat against civilians; compulsory suicidal combat 1,200,000
(1.2 million)
North Korea occupation
(1948-1994)
concentration camps 1,680,000
(1.7 million)
North Korea occupation
(1990s)
artificial famine 2,000,000
(2.0 million)
TOTAL
(1948-1999)
(all methods combined) 4,880,000
(4.9 million)
1948-1999
(concentrations camps & famine)
1 person every 2 minutes, 13 seconds
(237,000 per year)
Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK; “Khmer Rouge”); Cambodia early occupation
(1975-1979)
mass execution; concentration camps; artificial famine; deportation; incited mass suicide 2,000,000
(2 million)
no rate estimate available
Mozambique National Liberation Front (FRELIMO); Mozambique early occupation
(1975-1985)
artificial famine 600,000
(0.6 million)
no rate estimate available
Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), Vietminh; North Vietnam early occupation
(1954-1959)
mass execution; concentration camps; enforced starvation 500,000
(0.5 million)
Viet Cong; South Vietnam pre-occupation
(1960-1971)
mass execution; terrorism 36,000
Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV); South Vietnam early occupation
(late 1970s)
forced displacement (mass death of refugees) 600,000
(0.6 million)
TOTAL
(1954-1979)
(all methods combined) 1,136,000
(1.1 million)
no rate estimate available
Democratic Party of the People of Aghanistan (DPPA); Afghanistan early occupation
(1979-1989)
mass execution; combat against civilians; chemical warfare; concentration camps 2,000,000
(2 million)
no rate estimate available
Ethiopian Workers’ Party (EWP; formerly the Dergue); Ethiopia & Eritrea occupation
(early 1980s)
artificial famine 600,000
(0.6 million)
no rate estimate available
Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (AFDL), Congo­lese Liberation Movement (MLC), Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD), Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC), & others; Congo occupation
(1998-2003)
mass execution; combat against civilians; dislocation & famine 4,700,000
(4.7 million)
Congo occupation
(2003-2008)
mass execution; combat against civilians; dislocation & famine 2,000,000
(2.0 million)
TOTAL
(1998-2008)
(all methods combined) 6,700,000
(6.7 million)
2003-2008
(all methods)
1 person every 1 minute, 23 seconds
(381,000 per year)
All documented Communist genocide worldwide GRAND TOTAL
(various nations & periods during 1917-2008)
(all quantified methods) 288,191,000
(288 million)
1917-2008
(combined rate for ongoing genocide in Soviet Union, Red China, North Korea, & Congo only)
1 person every 5.6 seconds
(5.7 million per year)

References:

Data of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), cited in Autesserre, S., “The Trouble with Congo,” Foreign Affairs, May/June 2008, v. 87:3, pp. 94-110.

Courtois, S., Werth, N., et al., The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1999.

Demick, B., “Glimpses of a hermit nation,” Los Angeles Times, July 3, 2005, pp. A1, A10-11.

Report by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), 4/8/03, cited in Maharaj, D., “Grim Toll in Congo’s Civil War: More Than 3 Million Lives,” Los Angeles Times, 4/9/03, p. A22; also various articles in LA Times dated 2/5/02, 7/31/02, 12/18/02, 1/5/03, 1/16/03, 5/27/03, 5/15/04, 6/3/04, 6/8/04, 6/20/04, 6/22/04, 9/4/04, 11/36/04, 12/20/04, etc.

Rummel, R.J., China’s Bloody Century: Genocide and Mass Murder since 1900, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, NJ, 1991.

Rummel, R.J., Lethal Politics: Soviet Genocide and Mass Murder since 1917, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, NJ, 1990.

Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, “The Human Cost of Communism in China,” US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1971.

Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, “The Human Cost of Communism in Vietnam,” US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1972.

Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, “The Human Cost of Soviet Communism,” US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1971.

Vietnam Studies Group, Vietnam 1975-1985: Retrospect and Prospect, Committe for Just Cause of Free Vietnam, Santa Ana, CA, 1985.