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Rummel's Law

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Rummel's Law states that the less freedom a people have, the more likely their rulers are to murder them.

American columnist Arnold Beichman named the "law" after American historian and sociologist R. J. Rummel. Beichman says that Rummel's research:

"has shown that more people in the 20th century have been killed in cold blood by their own dictatorial governments right and left — 3 times as many — than have been killed in the heat of battle." [1] (http://www.washtimes.com/commentary/20040209-090305-6821r.htm)

Examples include genocide in:

See also

Democratic peace theory

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