Saturday, June 04, 2011

Most Efficient Mass Murderer in History?

Oliver Cromwell, in roughly one year of campaigning in Ireland, succeeded in killing off about 600,000 Irish out of a population of 1.4 million (mostly due to famine resulting from his scorched earth campaign, although he did have the entire population of a couple of towns butchered).

The English, in shame, have never mentioned him again.

Ha! Just kidding! In 1899 they put up a statue honoring him in front of Parliament.

But since then they came to their senses, and now that they are an ally and fellow EU member of Ireland's, they have pulled it down.

Just kidding again. It's still there:

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