You are of course absolutely correct. Hitler, Goebbels, Goering, Himmler, Röhm, and several others would have also have needed to be removed from the scene. Likewise not only Lenin but Stalin, Trotsky, Sverdlov, Dzerzhinsky, and other influential early Bolsheviks would have been required to depart this mortal coil. Mao would likewise have needed to take with him to the netherworld Zhu De, Zhou Enlai and several others. Today of course the numbers eligible for pre-emptive departure are greater and therefore the putative task that much more onerous. Still, they say stretch goals are important…

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