Shiny stuff and designer societies

Zenaan Harkness zen at
Mon Nov 2 15:12:47 PST 2015

On 11/2/15, Lodewijk andré de la porte <l at> wrote:
> 2015-11-02 22:05 GMT+01:00 Razer <Rayzer at>:
>> It's unlikely that all the warriors Genghis Khan ever mustered had
>> collectively even eyeballed a million people in their lifetimes.
> What do you mean? Seriously! Millions of civilians a year? What???
> WW1 totalled       < 260k
> WW2 totalled       < 55000k (including famine and disease related)

Huh? Dunno where you figures are coming from. Let's pick the hardest
hit country, for those who just maybe missed it, my current favourite
country, Russia:
"World War II casualties of the Soviet Union from all related causes
were over 20,000,000, both civilians and military, although the
statistics vary to a great extent largely because these figures are
currently disputed."

Certainly above 55k. Perhaps I missed what the numbers you posted are
meant to mean. Apologies if that's the case.

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