n. The systematic killing of the members of a country's general population (c.f. genocide: the killing of members of minority or political groups).

Example Citation:
"A rough negative correlation exists between the level of state killing and real gross domestic product (G.D.P.) per capita. For example, the Central and South American nations that have modest levels of democide have higher income levels than many of the African and Asian nations that have killed on a larger scale."
—Gerald W. Scully, "Dept. of Gee, Now That You Mention It: Genocide Is Bad for the Economy," The New York Times

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