Militarily speaking: who were more brutal toward civilians; the Japanese against the Chinese or the Soviets against Germans ?

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  • 8 months ago
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    The Japanese by far.  They were very brutal to the Chinese.  The Russians were harsh with the German civilians.  But I'm not aware of any wide scale murder.  

    The Russians had some 20 million dead during the 4 years of occupation & war by German troops.  Me thinks that the Russians had ample reason to be PO'd @ the Germans (that's all Germans).  

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  • Who
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    8 months ago

     the germans murdered more than the japanese - but the japanese were more brutal in their killing

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    I think the Nazis' treatment of their fellow Germans (and Poles and French people, etc.) wins the top prize.

  • Tim D
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    8 months ago

    Logically speaking it is a particularly fruitless exercise to play Top Trumps with history.

    There is no league table of brutality.

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  • Teresa
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    8 months ago

    The Japanese, in Manchuria.

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  • martin
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    8 months ago

    Japanese. What they did against Chinese was savagery not found in the Western World. Hitler double-crossed Stalin after the two shook hands. Russia suffered heavy losses, but were the ones who closed in on Hitler in his Berlin bunker the day he decided to commit suicide.

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  • 8 months ago

    The Germans killed a lot more Russians than vice versa!  The Japanese were pretty brutal against China but they didn't kill 20 million Chinese. (Actually, Mao killed millions of Chinese and Stalin killed millions of Russians).

    • Killmouseky
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      7 months agoReport

      Being a better army doesn't make you more brutal.  

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