The number you give is far too low. In 1949 an estimated 500,000 people were killed out right or sent to re education camps. Given the history...it is possible the killing rate was 35-85 million. In China no one can tell...too many isolated provinces. Not counting the destruction of Tibetan culture and the long war against Muslim seperatists. Remember...killing is a trickle down disease and once a God starts killing, it becomes like a heroin addiction. Stalin killed to the day he died. His last victims were to be the extermination of the Jews.I read Mao's Red Book, empty stupid nonsense, I guess our Ivy League educated President knows nothing about another subject. Presidents day will be replaced by Che Day.Merry Christmas to all and a blessing to our Lord.Many Land Owners who supported Mao were murdered by angry peasants, as in Russia, it is impossible to govern the entire country. Many of the initial murders were carried out against Mao's wishes. Mao was not a Marxist, but a coarse war lord who sought to create a Stalinist cult.