In the comments section, Robert Taylor says that the USSR was killing 12,000 people a day during the 1930’s.
I’m sure you would be an apologist, Robert, if you knew that the fastest time in economic growth in Russia was during the 1930′s when they were killing an average of 12,000 citizens per day. The more they accelerated the executions, the more people kept in line. Clearly this is a system that could be kept going indefinitely…
For which years in the 1930’s where they killing 12,000 a day? The entire period?
That equals 4.3 million/yr. That equals out to 43 million killed in the USSR during the 1930’s. There were no 4.3 million/yr killed in the 1930’s in the USSR.
There were probably around 1.4 million people killed in the USSR during the 1930’s, the Years of Terror.
If you average out the whole decade, they were killing 38 people/day in the USSR during the 1930’s.
You can see here the extremes to which the anti-Communists go in exaggerating the deaths that occurred in the USSR. Mr. Taylor has exaggerated the deaths in the 1930’s by a figure of 300X. Taylor’s numbers are pretty standard propagandists regarding the number of deaths in the USSR.