The corner of Davey and Murray Street. Hobart CBD. April 2013.
This list was inspired by a recent foray into learning more about the Münster Rebellion (and its subsequent suppression). Yes, today's Sunday Top Five records Five Of The More Unsavoury Episodes In Human History!
- The German Peasants' War (1524-5): the rich slaughter the poor. A lot.
- Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia (1975-9): a small elite faction slaughter the elite, the rich, the poor, and pretty much everyone in between.
- The 228 Massacre (1947): in which corrupt, wealthy interlopers kill everybody that they don't like.
- The Campaign to Suppress Counterrevolutionaries (1950-2): the self-appointed representatives of the poor kill the rich. And the middle classes. And the poor.
- The Great Purge: Stalin decides to kill everybody that he doesn't like the look off (and quite a few of his friends too).