, as it applies to historical revisionism
, is the denial and distortion of established historical facts
, usually related to the denial
of war crimes
or crimes against humanity. The Soviet Union
was a major practitioner of negationism, as "history" was altered frequently to reflect the party line. Holocaust deniers
and apologists for the USSR and Nazis
typically fall into this category. Denial of the Armenian Genocide
also constitutes negationism.
The US essential genocide in Vietnam is another example.
 See also