Freedom, Democide, War: Home Page.....Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. ----Lord Acton ..... Power kills; absolute power kills absolutely. ----This Web Site/// 262 million people were murdered by their own governments in the 20th century, of which communist regimes murdered about 148 million. China, Mao 77,000,000 murdered. Soviet Union 1917-1987 61,911,000 murdered Hitler's Socialist Nazis 20,946,000 murdered 1933-1945.