n. The systematic killing of the members of a country's general population.
More broadly, if Plaintiffs' Complaints are entertained in this case, what might the future liability of commercial banks or other businesses, doing business with, including accepting deposits from, the former Soviet Union, China, Japan, Germany, the former Yugoslavia, Vietnam, Cambodia, North Korea, Turkey or other Nations whose Governments have in the past contributed to massive "democide" in the Twentieth Century—not to mention the lesser human rights violators?
It might be funny if it weren't for the dismal figure that Pipes cites as conspiracism's 20th century theoretical body count: 169 million. (See the chapter entitled "Conspiracism's Costs") The term is "democide," new to us: "mass murder outside the context of warfare … 62 million in the Soviet Union, 35 million killed by Communist Chinese, 21 million by the Nazis, 10 million by the Chinese nationalists, and 6 million by the Japanese militarists"
The Balts would be delighted if the Russian troops and colonists left their countries voluntarily, in a civilized manner of course. But it would be expecting too much to expect the Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians simply to forget their recent history of 'democide.'