You question was of such a nature as not be be able to produce anything of worth unless you just consider Anti-American postings of worth.
Thanks for your opinion on that. I see a lot of worth to it, so I guess it is somewhat in the eye of the beholder.
In high-level engineering interviews people will often ask crazy questions like "how many golf balls would it take to fill each building in New York" and they don't care what the answer is they only care about the approach to the question.
So if someone says "that's impossible" that tells them something they need to know, and if someone tells them "what I would do is....." and comes up with a way to solve the problem it does too.
The same is the case here. I am not trying to have a discussion about the justification for any of the deaths at all. I am just trying to see how you approach it. For example, it's pretty clear that you can't get around a nationalistic approach to this question. If I asked you to estimate how many people Saddam's Iraq killed it would be a straightforward question to you. This one is not, you can't help but convolute your way not to answering the question.
You would need to refine the question and limited it to produce any meaningful results.
I want to see how you
would refine it. I already know how I would and that is why I'm not doing it for you.
Hell even the time period is up in the air as in your lifetime could mean anything from roughly eighty years or so to thirteen years.
If your estimated lifetime has that much variance then what I would do in your shoes is present a range. I would seek to better establish my age immediately afterwards.
The question must had meaning before you can get any kind of meaningful answers to it and in this case the question is so broad and undefined as to be meaningless.
I think you should be willing to consider that failing to see a meaning does not mean that one does not exist.