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Wonder why we never hear about this? [Jul. 9th, 2005|12:35 am]
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In 1921, the Bolsheviks established a prison camp at Archangel, Russia. Historians agree that no fewer then 10 MILLION people died in Russian prison camps between 1921 and 1953.
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[User Picture]From: theslaughtered
2005-07-08 10:39 pm (UTC)
History repeats itself
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-09 09:27 pm (UTC)
Yep. Yep it does. :(
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From: mc___mc
2005-07-08 10:41 pm (UTC)
because, THE RUSSIANS WERE POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL!

THAT WHOLE TIME!

obviously!

wonder why no onves ever heard THAT huh?

zomg i dont know

i like the new icon

s'appropriate x 5

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-09 09:29 pm (UTC)
I don't think that the "RUSSIANS WERE POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL" any more then all of the people where there have ever been any kind of prison camp that killed people were. This would then include the entire countries of Germany, Poland, England, Russia, and tons more.

Some people do dispicable things.

That's what happens in this world, and it's sad. :(
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[User Picture]From: _vituperative
2005-07-08 11:39 pm (UTC)
I fucking love "greta" instead of "great" hah.
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From: nyguen9
2005-07-09 12:10 am (UTC)
They must have had Karl Rove working for them.
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-07-09 06:05 am (UTC)
oooo burn
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-09 09:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, no lie.

Countries are DAMN good at killing when given the option and clearance to do so.
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[User Picture]From: lil_miss_s
2005-07-09 03:56 am (UTC)
I learn't about it in school, high school.... Mind you Canada has the second best education system in the world.
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From: kiwioverture
2005-07-09 12:03 pm (UTC)
Second to whom?

I learned it in high-school, too.
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-07-09 06:05 am (UTC)
holy shit thats a lot of people. and why do we not learn this in school?


ooo and nice icon
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-09 09:44 pm (UTC)
I like it too.

And yours. :)

And we didn't learn about this in school because the information isn't nearly as important as learning about the 6 people that died in the Boston Massacre.
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[User Picture]From: fireghost
2005-07-09 06:42 am (UTC)
Even the Encyclopedia Brittanica doesn't mention Stalin's crimes against his own people. In fact, it even suggests admiration for the political "genius" of this most unpleasant character.

The usual death toll is normally reckoned to be between 8 and 20 million. Yet, according to Wikipedia, a recent poll revealed that more than 25% of Russians would vote for Stalin if he were alive today.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-09 10:13 pm (UTC)
Well, people talk often of Hitler's genius as well. Interesting where evil, and cruel, and vicious turn to something where people feel admiration, isn't it?


I wonder.

I also have to wonder how many of them would be smart enough not to vote for Bush..
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[User Picture]From: secretnugget
2005-07-09 10:28 am (UTC)
i was also watching the what not to wear "what went wrong" last night. : )
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-09 10:26 pm (UTC)
I LOVE it!!!!

I loved that they had some varieties in sizes of women too.

I think that 4'9" girl that weighed 90 lbs. might have been sexually abused, just by how terrified she was of being in a sexy dress. Poor thing.
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From: m_buggie
2005-07-09 12:17 pm (UTC)
Ah, the Bolshviks...like the Khmer Rouge, one of those things that we just don't learn about in the American school system.
Global Studies, my ass.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-09 10:28 pm (UTC)
I know. I'm sure I would have learned about it in college if I had taken the Russian History class I was going to take. LOL.

I decided on Jane Austen instead.

Whoops.
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[User Picture]From: my2_front_teeth
2005-07-09 02:37 pm (UTC)

Wonder why we never hear about this?

Uh, cause you never read my MA thesis? J/k. Only 3 people ever read my MA thesis, to the best of knowledge, and that's because they had to sign a piece of paper attesting to the fact that they did and that it didn't suck.

I wonder whether there's anyway to check the history of a book's circulation from the university library.

It has an ISBN number, you know.
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Uh, cause you never read my MA thesis? J/k. Only 3 people ever read my MA thesis, to the best of knowledge, and that's because they had to sign a piece of paper attesting to the fact that they did and that it didn't suck.

I wonder whether there's anyway to check the history of a book's circulation from the university library.

It has an ISBN number, you know. <tries to look sexy, falls over>

Seriously, I have a legitmate theory on why we hear so little bad about crazy assmaster Stalin and yet know every wrinkle of Hitlet's evil asscrack. When we entered WWII, we were allied with Germany. Against the Soviet Union. Now, nobody wants to remember that, right? At the end of the war, we were allied with the SU- and some other nations that probably contributed some cheese and peanut butter- against the axis powers who included Germany and Italy. It was <i>very, very</i> important to pull a 1984 on our citizenry w/r/t our initial alliance with Germany, to make it an "unperson," and to play up the Soviet Union as much as possible, probably treating "Uncle Stalin" with more reverance than his poor terrified starving citizens did.

That is, until the Cuban Missile crisis.
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[User Picture]From: theslaughtered
2005-07-09 04:07 pm (UTC)

Re: Wonder why we never hear about this?

There has been a lot of doublethink deployed on us, scary huh?
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From: etherealprimate
2005-07-09 02:50 pm (UTC)
Ya, I've heard that Stalin (I think Stalin was in power around that time?) killed like 70 million (or some other ridiculously huge number) of his own people... but at least the trains ran on time.
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From: etherealprimate
2005-07-09 02:57 pm (UTC)
Oh ya, and one of Stalins arms were three inches shorter than the other due to being beaten so severly by his father. I suppose you would have to adopt a harsh and tough worldview/behavior in order to survive such beatings... let's just hope more severly abused children don't make it to political office.
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[User Picture]From: pete23
2005-07-10 02:06 am (UTC)
since when do we never hear about this?

thought it was a well known fact that uncle joe probably offed about 30 million of his own people during the terror.

...and the reason i probably heard about it is that the cold war was still underway when i was at school doing modern history...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-10 02:15 am (UTC)
We heard lots of people died. We didn't know by who, when, or where.. at least not schools I went too. Seems to me that Seems like there was a concencus and most were on the out in that circle of information.
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From: lickedastopsign
2005-07-10 11:49 am (UTC)
well obviously we did hear about it if you're repeating it right now and you recieved 42 comments on it.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-10 05:22 pm (UTC)
But did you hear about it in high school?

I didn't and I want to a college prep high school that was usually pretty up on telling us what was really going on.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-13 12:07 pm (UTC)
I would say correct on both terms.
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