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 Adolf Hitler.  Joseph Stalin.  Mao Tse-Tung. These names have become synonymous with mass murder, ethnic cleansing, and genocide. Proof that real-life monsters do exist. Whether it was for political reasons, extreme ideologies, or hatred for other races, these men were responsible for the death of millions upon millions of people in the last century. Hitler and the holocaust. Stalin and The Great Purge. Mao and the Great Leap Forward.  Famine, starvation, executions, death camps, imprisonments, the Gulags- these dictators and their henchmen employed a variety of methods to exterminate those they simply did not want around.  I know many of us do not want to revisit these dark times in our modern history, where millions of people reached into the deepest, darkest, most depraved part of their beings and participated in the most heinous of atrocities. Perhaps we don't want to admit that, hidden deep within the psyche of a human being, is the ability to turn into a monster.  Understand