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Sometimes, people aren’t who you think they are. Six powerful politicians were studied in “Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free...or Die.” Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin are among these six. These leaders and politicians killed millions just because they were obsessed with their power.

Adolph Hitler was a fascist that was the leader of the Nazi Party. Karl Marx, (Marxism) was very similar to Nazism. Hitler wrote “Mein Kampf” while he was in jail. It said that communism and socialism were the same, and only different because of race. He was in favor of universal healthcare and Social Darwinism, or survival of the fittest. He wanted to bring Germans together to make Germany a better place by exterminating Jews and others he thought were minorities.

Karl Marx has been described as “a self hating Jew.” He wanted to abolish the ownership of land. People thought that his ideas gave the working class hope of a better life. He has been called the “Father of Communism.” George Bernard Shaw was a socialist writer. He was angered by the exploitation of the working class. Shaw said that people should have to “justify their existence,” or tell why they should be allowed to live.

Joseph Stalin was in favor of the collective farm. The governments would take your agriculture, and give you what you “deserve.” His collectivization soon turned into a civil war which resulted in death and deportation of five to eight million people. It also caused huge famine in the Ukraine, an estimated five to ten million people died of starvation. Walter Duranty said that people were dying because of malnutrition, not starvation. Stalin sentenced people to labor camps, and if you didn’t go it could result in a ten year sentence.

Che Guevara wasn’t a supporter of freedom. He opposed freedom of press, speech, protest, etc. Guevara was a racist, terrorist that said there is no other option but extermination of people. Many people were killed for opposing him. People still...
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