Thursday, August 21, 2008

North Korean starvation a death toll more than Pol Pot's Cambodia

The famine in the mid-1990s in North Korea may have killed as many as 3 million people.

Jasper Becker writes in his book Rouge Regime, "a death toll of 3 million would mean more victims than in Pol Pot's Cambodia.

"If 15 percent of [North Korea's] population died, then the death toll in proportion to the country, surpasses any comparable disaster in the 20th Century."

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