Thursday, August 23, 2007

Morbid thought of the moment

During the Tripartite Dinner Meeting at the Tehran Conference, Stalin proposed executing 50,000-100,000 German staff officers. Roosevelt, not realizing that Stalin was serious, joked that perhaps 49,000 would do.

I wonder who was the most brutal dictator in history in terms of body count? My vote is Alexander. Then again, it was probably some Chinese guy I've never even heard about.

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