May 1, 2006
Who Are The Mortacracies? Part I
I have used the term democide for murder by government, where murder is understood as it is defined in civil law. This is clear enough. And, I have used the term mortacracy for a regime that commits mass democide, such as Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, communist China, and Pol Pot's Cambodia, among others. The key understanding of democide is that it is intentional. But what about those who die from a regime's actions or their lack, but which death is not an intentional consequence, but a natural consequence of the regime's actions. Such might be, for example, corruption that is so pervasive and destructive of a people's welfare that it threatens their daily lives and reduces their life expectancy.
This blog is Part I of an exploration in the measurement and identification of mortacracies--those political regimes that murder or cause the death of their citizens by the tens of thousands.
Posted by Rudy at May 1, 2006 10:51 PM