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Thread: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    I'm just curious what prompts such polls as this? Who thinks in these terms, wondering who's the greater of two evils... more importantly, why?

    Meh; I just don't get it.
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    This is just unfounded suspicion, but I suspect that people who think in these terms are inclined towards agreement, or agree with, what Hitler did.

    Edit: And by couching the discussion in these terms, can say "well he wasn't THIS bad".
    Jesus! Apparently I'm more evil.
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    The thread is a question for students of history. If you are unfamiliar with the level of carnage Genghis Khan was responsible for it might surprise you to learn how similar to Hitler he was in his time.
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Jesus! Apparently I'm more evil.
    Yep.



    But more seriously, I HAVE seen similar arguments presented by Hitler apologists - granted they usually use Stalin, but....
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Those two are at a level where there's no reason to try to one up the other.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post

    Hitler (just like Lenin, Mao, et al, let's not leave poor little Addie all alone) had inherited a civilized nation with a long tradition of humanism and tolerance - and turned it into a genocidal nightmare.
    Lol wut?
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    At least its not Obamacare.

    /troll

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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Each man committed genocide on an unprecedented scale, but today Genghis Khan enjoys an amount of notoriety, akin to that given to Alexander the Great.
    What of Alexander the Great?

    Gengiz Khan BTW was worse I think.
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Chingus gets credit for managing to find a way to kill people on an industrialized scale in an unindustrialized society. That much is certain.

    The sheer brutality of the terror tactics utilized by the Mongol hordes has honestly never been matched. Even in comparison to many of the crimes of the Nazis and Soviets, the atrocities carried out by Genghis Khan and his descendants were absolutely appalling.

    Genocide, rape, torture, slavery, human shields, child soldiers, collateral damage, civilian casualties, biological warfare, etca - you name it; the Mongols did it all, and on a scale that wouldn't be seen again until the mid twentieth century.

    Hitler, on the other hand, is mostly remarkable for taking a civilized society and somehow managing to con everyone in it into behaving like fanatical bloodthirsty barbarians. The level of lunatic despotism with which he was able to rule a supposedly "democratic" society simply hadn't been seen before, and hasn't been seen since.
    your post reminds me of the imperialism ,colonialism etc..
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    The thread is a question for students of history. If you are unfamiliar with the level of carnage Genghis Khan was responsible for it might surprise you to learn how similar to Hitler he was in his time.
    the thread is a question for the ones who are unaware of the colonial brutality ,crusaders etc..
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Hillary Clinton for the win.
    Yeah, she's caused the death of billions.
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    Re: Who's worse: Genghis Khan, or Hitler?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, she's caused the death of billions.
    true , the arabian spring wasnt organized by her ,she just had to obey the rules
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